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Nordshield BioLayr® a physical barrier against bacteria 

NordShield BioLayr® is a textile treatment that creates a physical yet invisible barrier against bacteria. The technology works by forming an ultra-thin layer that hinders the accumulation of microbes on the surface of the fibers. Due to its molecular-level operation, it seamlessly integrates with the textile without altering its properties or appearance.

What sets NordShield wood-based technology apart is that it's based on side streams of the forest industry and entirely free from heavy metals. By utilising renewable ingredients, the resulting product is not only sustainable but also compliant with Oeko-Tex and EU Ecolabel requirements. All of our textiles are processed at our production facilities located in Kinna, Sweden. 

Hinders accumulation of microbes

The mechanism of the NordShield wood-based technology is based on the formation of an ulta-thin layer that physically inhibits build-up of bacteria. It prevents the accumulation of microbes on the surface of the fibers thus preventing the development of unwanted pathogens. All without impacting the properties of the textile, such as colour, feel or fall.

Adding function and enabling extended use

The treatment is offered for a curated selection of hanging textiles and upholstery fabrics from Svensson. The technology enables the use of interior textiles in hospitals or other care environments with stringent hygiene standards. Additionally, NordShield-treated textiles are ideal for office environments and schools, that also benefit from the protective barrier. 

Easy to handle and maintain

Textiles treated with NordShield BioLayr® are washed at just 40°C and do not require washing as frequently as untreated textiles. Fewer washes and lower temperatures help reduce the impact on the environment, saving both water and energy. On average, NordShield BioLayr® retains 97-99% efficiency on Trevira CS textiles after five washes at 40°C.

NordShield is environmentally friendly

NordShield is a sustainable and eco-friendly alternative, without harmful ingredients like heavy metals or biocides. The concentrate is diluted with water into a treatment solution that is applied in the same location where we manufacture our textiles. The molecular layer is formed once the treatment has dried, without the need for additional energy-demanding processes. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Textiles treated with Nordshield BioLayr ®  can be washed in temperatures of up to 40 degrees Celsius.

It is recommended to wash Trevira CS based textiles a total number of five times. The effect of the treatment is determined to be around 90-99 % after five washes. 

The NordShield techonology has been tested for ecotoxicological effects and is not acutely toxic to aquatic organisms. All components of the product are biodegradable.

The bacteria's cell division ceases due to unfavourable conditions.

By altering the topographical microenvironmental properties of the fiber, microbes are hindered to deposit, keeping textiles unaffected.

The term "microbe" is short for the word "microorganism", which in turn is an umbrella term for small, living organisms that cannot be seen with the naked eye. These organisms are generally visible through a microscope. There are several types of microbes, including bacteria and viruses. 

Tradionally, biocides have a mechanism that includes leaching of active substances (eg. silver ions) or a direct chemical effect on the bacteria. The mechanism of the NordShield BioLayr ® technology is based on the formation of a physical contact barrier that hinders the accumulation of microbes. The capabilities of target organisms being deposited are hindered, without being affected in any way via chemical action.

The NordShield treatment is available for these textiles

Mint NordShield

Mint is one of our best-selling, three metres wide curtain, creating hanging opportunities that are entirely based on the composition of the room. The quality of the fabric produces a wonderful level of light filtration, regardless of the season.

Grain NordShield

Its acoustic properties and understated elegance have made Grain a popular fabric. The sound absorbing curtain is based on various colours of contrasting yarns which together create a shimmering outward appearance.

Yoyo NordShield

Yoyo is a highly functional A-rated sound-classified curtain. The vibrant, extroverted tones allow the textile to stand out – and quickly find its place in any school setting or healthcare environment.

Hello RE NordShield

Hello RE NordShield upholstery fabric is woven in 100% recycled flame retardant polyester. This means it is a sustainable, durable, forgiving fabric, washable at 60 degrees. Almost monochrome from a distance, the speckled colour combinations leap into life on approach. 

Harper NordShield

Harper NordShield is an upholstery fabric in Trevira CS in which designer Johanna de Ru has built up each colour from several constituent colours, giving the fabric a slightly melanged character. 

Tone NordShield

Tone NordShield is a beautiful, yarn-dyed textile with a delicate structure creating a fantastic depth and interest within the fabric.

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