Israeli start-up Sonovia Ltd., a developer of anti-pathogenic and anti-bacterial fabrics and textiles, has partnered with Delta Galil Industries, the Israel-based global manufacturer and distributor of branded and private label clothing, to promote Sonovia’s durable fabric finishing technology. to Delta Galil’s customer partners in activewear and apparel, the companies announced earlier this month.
Sonovia and its machine manufacturing partner, BrÃ¼ckner Textile Machinery, will install an ultrasonic fabric finishing applicator at the Delta Galil Innovation Center in the city of Karmiel, northern Israel, to pilot the application of new Eco-responsible fabric finishes providing antimicrobial protection and other long-lasting benefits to major global brands that are customers of Delta Galil, according to the agreement.
Sonovia has developed a new ultrasound-based antimicrobial coating applied to fabrics and textiles. The technology mechanically infuses metal oxide nanoparticles onto textiles during an ultrasonically assisted impregnation process with the specialized chemical compound that turns textiles into blocks that are highly effective against bacteria and fungi, the company said.
Based in Ramat Gan, the patented technology Sonovia aims to commercialize was originally developed as an antibacterial nanoparticle finishing technology by Israeli scientists at Bar Ilan University.
The company’s partnership with Delta Galil is an important step on Sonovia’s path to commercialize its technology and strengthens Delta Galil’s position as a global leader in sustainable, high-performance manufacturing innovation, Sonovia said in the announcement.
âSonovia’s ultrasonic technology is the future of high performance and durable fabric finishing,â said Gil Shimon, president of the Global Upper Markets division of Delta Galil. “This partnership allows us to take a further step towards fully sustainable and environmentally friendly manufacturing and we are extremely pleased to be able to offer our sportswear and apparel customers this innovative option to impart beneficial properties to their garments. . “
“This strategic agreement with Delta Galil is a vote of confidence in the performance and environmentally friendly fabric finishing technology of Sonovia, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of sportswear and apparel,” added Shuki Herchcovici. , Chairman and CEO of Sonovia. âI have no doubt that this relationship will produce exceptional results for both companies and I look forward to a long and successful partnership that will support more responsible and sustainable production for many brands. “
Sonovia fabrics are intended for use in many applications, including textiles for hospitals, protective gear, sportswear, other clothing, and textiles in vehicles and public transport.
During the coronavirus pandemic, the company donated its reusable antimicrobial masks to healthcare workers, police and essential workers. The Israeli cycling team ‘Israel Start-Up Nation’ also donned the company’s SonoMask when competing in the Tour de France.
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