When we decided to launch a practical solution for an anti-microbial fabric, we put numerous fabric coating and infusion technologies to the test against Human Coronavirus 229E. We found out that not all fabrics made with copper are equal, surprisingly higher copper content did not mean better performance.
IM ViroBac successfully destroyed 97.5% of the virus within 30 minutes.
Washability and the loss of copper over time was also a concern so we tested for loss of copper over 50 washes to understand the pattern. IM ViroBac provided excellent washability with negligible loss of copper over its usable life.
IM ViroBac face cover is not a medical product or a filtration device, you’ll need to wash it regularly. Follow your local authorities health and safety guidelines. And use #IMViroBac to benefit from a little extra science.
How IM ViroBac Helps
Tested on Human Coronavirus 229E, Destroys 97.5% of the Virus within 30 minutes
The antiviral efficacy of IM ViroBac fabric has been confirmed through tests performed by an independent EPA and FDA regulated laboratory.
Comfortable, washable and reusable
Machine washable and reusable, the IM ViroBac handkerchief offers a more eco-friendly solution than disposable alternatives. It’s also super comfy and made from our signature four way stretch nylon and elastane.
Copper is great for your skin
Studies suggest that copper has a wide range of benefits for your skin. Some of these include improved circulation, skin elasticity, reduced wrinkles, hyper pigmentation, photo-damage and acne.
Copper is naturally antimicrobial and is the only metal with antimicrobial properties to be registered by the American Environmental Protection Agency. Studies in hospital wards have found huge reductions in live bacteria on regularly touched surfaces that use copper alloys.
Negligible loss of copper ions
Wash tests on the fabric indicate negligible loss of copper ions after 50 washes.
Frequently asked questions
Why wear an IM ViroBac Face Cover?
The IM ViroBac face cover offers a more eco-friendly solution than disposable alternatives. But there’s more, we’ve used our unique copper-integrated fabric to create the ultimate in reusable face covers — hygienic, comfortable, and kind to your skin.
Copper has been proven to have both antiviral and antibacterial properties and is the only metal with antimicrobial properties to be registered by the American Environmental Protection Agency. Studies also suggest that copper has a wide range of benefits for your skin.
Which countries does the face cover ship to?
Inner Mettle products ship worldwide, import duties and taxes are included for the USA, UK and EU. Shipping costs are visible during the checkout process.
Is the IM ViroBac Face Cover a medically graded Face Cover?
The IM ViroBac Face Cover on its own is not a medically graded mask nor a Personal Protective Equipment, instead it can help prevent the spread of viruses and germs via droplet transmission. This face cover is not a filtration product. The face cover is comfortable, washable and reusable.
How do I care for my face cover?
The face cover can be laundered at home using hot water and regular home detergent, or by your commercial laundry service provider, in an open pocket washer/extractor. Do not launder in commercial tunnel washers. Do not use any fabric softeners. Do not use chlorine bleach as it may degrade the fabric over time.
Can I return my order if it is the wrong size?
The adjustable straps allow the face covers to be a one size fits all model. We understand that it’s not always easy to get sizing right when you’ve not tried on the apparel in person. If your face cover does not fit, you can exchange or return it within 30 days.