What if we could reduce the risk of our children getting infected by the bacteria and viruses on the clothes and bedding they touch every day? Our antibacterial, antiviral Pureveil products were born as the answer to our question.
The antibacterial and antiviral Pureveil process was researched and discovered by Professor Hiroki Nikawa from Hiroshima University. He discovered the antibacterial ingredient “Etak®,” which can be embedded into cloth.
Etak® is an antibacterial ingredient used in oral hygiene, and is a safe yet highly effective antibacterial agent.
About Etak® Used in Pureveil
Researched and discovered by Professor Hiroki Nikawa from Hiroshima University, Etak® is an antibacterial agent.
Etak® is an antibacterial ingredient used in oral hygiene, and has been verified as a both safe and effective antibacterial agent.
Because alcohol evaporates over time, most alcohol gels are only temporarily effective and can allow bacterial growth over time. On the other hand, the effectiveness of Etak® is long lasting and will keep bacterial growth at bay.
Features of Pureveil
Pureveil’s Etak® has not only been used as an active ingredient in oral hygiene, but has also passed various safety tests.
b.Durability Against Washes
A special manufacturing technique that infuses Etak® into the fibers of the cloth allow Pureveil products to be washed over 50 times without losing its effectiveness.
c.Eliminates Bacterial Growth on the Surface and Minimizes Viruses
Pureveil has been tested against Staphylococcus aureus, MRSA, E. coli, Moraxella, Aspergilius niger, black mold, etc.
The Effect of Pureveil on Bacteria and Viruses on the Surface
It is said that when bacteria and viruses settle on regular cloth, viruses will remain on the surface for 24~72 hours. Bacteria may even multiply under certain conditions.
On the other hand, Pureveil is infused with Etak®, which reduces the number of certain viruses that can settle on the surface. It can also eliminate certain bacterial growth.
- “Antibacterial・Antiviral Processing” is not made to treat or prevent illnesses.
- “Antiviral Processing” does not stop viruses from working.
- Tests for antiviral properties were conducted with ATCC VR-1679 (with envelope) and ATCC VR-782 (without envelope) at 25℃ for two hours.
About the Safety of Etak® and the Effect of Pureveil
We spoke with Professor Hiroki Nikawa, the inventor of the antibacterial and antiviral ingredient “Etak®.”
“It is incredibly important to reduce the risk of babies and children getting infected by viruses. It is not as necessary to panic about bacteria. This is because children will be exposed to various bacteria as they grow and need to develop resistance. Viruses on the other hand could cause serious symptoms, and it is of utmost importance to reduce risk.
To do so, moms and dads need to first be wary of becoming carriers of bacteria or viruses themselves.
For example, washing your hands thoroughly or using hand sanitizer before hugging your baby or child could be a crucial step in reducing risk of infection for them, and can ultimately alleviate your worries.
To further minimize risk of infection, you could choose clothes that have been made with antibacterial and antiviral properties.
Regular masks can host a concentrated amount of viruses and bacteria on its surface. However this Gauze Mask for Children has the ability to weaken those bacteria and viruses. Moreover, the inside of regular masks traps in moisture from the breath, which can lead to further bacterial growth or unpleasant odors. This mask, due to the effects of Etak®, can minimize the scent as well. You can also wash it many times without losing its effectiveness, which is helpful in this time where there is a shortage of masks.”
(March 24h 2020 MIKI HOUSE Interview at Hiroshima University)
Dentist, Doctor of Dentistry, Japan Dental Prosthodontic Society Instructor, Infection Control Doctor
Hiroshima University Graduate School of Medicine Oral Biotechnology Professor, Expertise and research include Candida albicans and caries, oral flora and caries risk, immunity and Candida, application of probiotics in oral cavity, invention of antibacterial ingredient “Etak®” and the antibacterial/antiviral process, and constructing simulation models of the temporomandibular joint using MR images. His work has resulted in blocking the development of caries, the discovery of the antibacterial L8020 lactic acid bacteria, the development of yogurt products, and several patents related to sanitizing ingredients. His books include Cleaning Dentures (Dental Diamond, 2002), Dental Oral Antibacterial Study (Media Corporation, 2015), etc.
【Notable Positions and Affiliations】
Japan Dental Technology Association Chairman, Japan Society of Dental Science and Engineering Councilor, Japanese Society of Oral Science Councilor
Japan Society of Bactericidal and Fungicide Councilor, Japan Society of Dentistry CAD/CAM Councilor
April 16th 2013: 2013 Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Awards Science and Technology Award
November 10th 2014: Hiroshima University President’s Award