VITO for mask tests

VITO for mask tests After the outbreak of the coronavirus, a large supply of various masks came onto the market. This large supply of masks does not always make the search for quality masks easier. To demonstrate the quality and safety of masks it is a must to subject them to laboratory tests. For this […]

First Belgian fabric manufacturer obtains a BelgianQualityMasks® certificate

Utexbel has developed a textile complex that can be used to make BQM® community masks. It consists of 3 layers: 2 skin-friendly woven fabrics on the outside and in between a non-woven filter material. The product is free from bactericides or nano particles and can be washed at least 50 times. The high filtration rate […]

The first BelgianQualityMasks® Certificates have been awarded

The first BelgianQualityMasks® certificates have been officially awarded to Alsico NV, Congratulations to Alsico. BelgianQualityMasks® is a quality label for reusable and washable textile masks. BelgianQualityMasks® labelled masks are exclusively intended to help reduce the spread of infectious substances from wearers to their environment. (e.g. Influenza, Corona…). They are not medical devices, nor are they personal […]

Scientific Brief: Community Use of Cloth Masks to Control the Spread of SARS-CoV-2

Scientific Brief: Community Use of Cloth Masks to Control the Spread of SARS-CoV-2 Background SARS-CoV-2 infection is transmitted predominately by respiratory droplets generated when people cough, sneeze, sing, talk, or breathe. CDC recommends community use of masks, specifically non-valved multi-layer cloth masks, to prevent transmission of SARS-CoV-2. Masks are primarily intended to reduce the emission […]

How to clean a fabric face mask during the COVID-19 pandemic

HOW TO CLEAN A FABRIC FACE MASK IN THE TIME OF COVID-19 Since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, GINETEX has been at the forefront in all matters related to textile care by proposing its care recommendations to minimize the risks of spreading the disease. Today, it has become increasingly clear for most of governments […]

Scientific Brief: SARS-CoV-2 and Potential Airborne Transmission

The principal mode by which people are infected with SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19) is through exposure to respiratory droplets carrying infectious virus. Respiratory droplets are produced during exhalation (e.g., breathing, speaking, singing, coughing, sneezing) and span a wide spectrum of sizes that may be divided into two basic categories based on how long […]

Setting your washing machine to 60° does not mean it washes at 60°.

Instelling van je wasmachine op 60° betekent niet dat ze wast op 60° Het is niet omdat je wasmachine ingesteld staat op 60° C dat ze ook daadwerkelijk op die temperatuur wast. Het betekent alleen dat ze wast op een temperatuur die geschikt is voor textiel dat volgens het etiket wasbaar is op 60° C. […]