SECURE antibacterial and antiviral sewing threads
Fibers / Threads / Fabrics
Manifattura Italiana Cucirini SPA (MIC), an Italian company specializing in the development of innovative threads with low environmental impact, for the fashion, leather, footwear and furniture sectors, has developed a special sewing thread for Personal protective equipment (PPE), especially masks, to help with the COVID-19 emergency. The company says it has invited other companies in Italy and abroad to express their needs for this type of yarn and in some cases has decided to give it away for free.
âThanks to this experience and know-how in the field, in order to meet the demand for safety and security in the clothing industry, MIC Spa has developed a new treatment called SAFE This makes the sewing thread particularly suitable for all sectors requiring protective, hygienic and odor control properties, including the production of medical supplies such as masks, gowns and PPE, technical textiles and clothing. sports, âthe company said in a press release.
SAFE is believed to be guaranteed to withstand more than 20 washes, following garment washing instructions using neutral pH detergent for delicate garments. According to MIC: âThe SAFE treatment is compatible with all fibers – man-made, artificial and natural – and it combines perfectly with other MIC treatments (that is to say water repellent without PFC), without altering the characteristics and the strength of treated sewing threads. “
* This treatment is carried out with SANITIZERÂ® (certified by BluesignÂ® and derma approved by Allergy UK), a disinfectant product which thanks to its properties can reduce the antibacterial and viral load by up to 99%.
MIC treated sewing threads are tested and approved according to international standards ASTM G21 (antifungal) and JIS L 1902 (antibacterial). The antiviral properties of the yarns are tested in independent laboratories, therefore, the final product in which the SAFE treated yarn was used must necessarily be certified and authorized in accordance with the regulations in force in order to be placed on the market as medical service.
The Cumerlato family’s adventure in textiles began in 1911 in the Vicenza region with a wadding factory and then continued in 1976 with the creation of the Manifattura Italiana Cucirini for the production of yarn for the clothing industry. With a growing international presence, particularly in Europe and North Africa, the group then specialized in the leather, footwear and furniture industry, expanding its range and offering items with particular characteristics for sectors whose uniqueness requires specific solutions. Quality and sustainability are an integral part of MIC’s mission, which benefits from Oeko-Tex 100 certifications and meets REACH specifications, cutting-edge production and logistics with low environmental impact.