WHAT IS SILVERCARE ™
Belgotex® SilverCare™ is a long-
The system acts at the heart of the carpet fibres, permanently inhibiting bacteria, reducing odours in the carpet and eliminating dust mites by destroying their food source.
Tests by a recognised Swiss laboratory have proven the effectiveness of SilverCare™. It’s safe, natural and non-
HOW DOES SILVERCARE ™ WORK
SilverCare™ is applied to the carpets during the manufacturing process, penetrating deeply into the carpet and coating the fibres with a long-
Once installed in your home, the humidity of the room causes the silver ions to be released very slowly to naturally fight against bacteria, dust mites and unpleasant odours throughout the life of the carpet.
SilverCare™ works by fighting bacteria and unpleasant odours that are linked to fermentation, decomposition caused by certain bacteria, and the activity of certain germs, like staphylococcus aureus and klebsiella pneumoniae. Silver ions may also help in reducing the longevity of dust mite allergens, tackling dust mites indirectly by cutting off their food supply.
Silver ions are highly active, penetrating bacterial membranes rapidly. They interact with the enzymes and other proteins in bacteria, causing cellular disruption and loss of stability. Silver ions also interact with the bacterial cell wall and bind to the bacteria’s DNA and RNA, preventing the bacteria from replicating.
NATURAL, SAFE, EFFECTIVE –
In comparison to other antibacterial agents, silver has the advantage of being effective on a broad range of germs, even in small concentrations and over a long period of time. In fact, tests have shown that silver has a proven broad-
In addition, silver ions are totally non-
SilverCare ™ –
The tests on SilverCare™ have proven that dust mites and unfed bacteria cannot grow on our carpets. The results showed a gradual decrease in the number of dust mites over time until they were completely eradicated. The number of dust mites on an untreated carpet almost doubled over the same period.
The Belgotex Carpets® SilverCare™ protection system is effective throughout the life of the carpet as long as the carpet is cleaned and maintained on a regular basis. If this is not done, an excess of dirt could interfere with the efficient functioning of the SilverCare™ system.
HEALTHIEST CARPET IN THE WORLD
Validated and certified by a leading Swiss laboratory, tests to measure the antibacterial effectiveness of SilverCare™ were carried out according to international test methods by the Sanitized European laboratory. Sanitized is the leading worldwide producer of antimicrobial hygiene function and material protection for textiles and plastics.
For over 50 years this pioneering Swiss company has used the latest technology to develop individual antimicrobial hygiene solutions.
IMPROVING YOUR INDOOR AIR QUALITY AND FIGHTS ALLERGIES
Almost 30 % of the population today is affected by allergic rhinitis, as compared to 3.8 % in 1968. Today’s lifestyle is a major cause of this increase.
The appearance of new allergens (for example from exotic plants and fruits), spending long periods of time in non-
Since we spend up to 70% of our time at home, improving indoor air quality in our home should be a priority for anyone concerned about allergies. A SilverCare™ carpet from Belgotex Carpets® has proven antibacterial properties and fights dust mites and odours, building on the proven dust-
It’s the natural way to bring relief for allergy sufferers and protect small children and the elderly from respiratory problems. antibacterial properties and fights dust mites and odours, building on the proven dust-
It’s the natural way to bring relief for allergy sufferers and protect small children and the elderly from respiratory problems.