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Screenworks Launches Antiviral Gloves Through Bumpaa™ Brand

Press release from the issuing company

-Garment embroidery, screen, digital print service provider
extends supportive product range
-Gloves designed to help prevent the spread of viruses through less hand contact, and to reduce the need for frequent hand sanitisation during winter months

According to a 2015 study in the American Journal of Infection Control, people touch their faces more than 20 times an hour on average, and about 44 percent of the time, it involves contact with the eyes, nose, or mouth*1.

In the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, Screenworks, through its burgeoning brand, Bumpaa™, has launched a new antiviral gloves range. Alongside keeping hands warm, the gloves are treated with ViralOff® technology. This treatment is proven to reduce tested viruses, (including the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes Covid-19), by over 99% on the material in two hours*2. The gloves provide built-in protection and support during the pandemic and beyond.

Designed to protect the textiles from harbouring viruses or bacteria, ViralOff® does not interfere with the skin’s natural bacterial flora and lasts for the product’s lifetime. When the gloves are removed, if any virus or bacteria is present on the surface, 99 per cent will be safely deactivated within a maximum of two hours*2. The gloves do not require regular washing. For best performance and sustainability, the products should be washed less, only when needed*3.

Duncan Gilmour, managing director at Screenworks, said: “Consistent wear of these antiviral gloves could help to reduce the spread of viruses, given there will be a lot less hand contact.

“Our Bumpaa range continues to go from strength to strength, and we’re delighted to be bringing this new product to market. We have worked hard to source a sleek, high quality glove, which will be perfect for the colder weather, combining comfort, warmth and safety. They are also touchscreen ready, which means they don’t need to be taken on and off frequently – making them a practical answer to reducing the wearers exposure to the virus.

“If the glove fabric comes into contact with Covid19, the ViralOff® treatment will deactivate the virus, just let the product rest for two hours, and the product is good to go again.

“The gloves are the ideal solution for shopping trips, travel on public transport, bicycle rides or for people who work outdoors such as delivery drivers, warehouse or construction workers.”

MOQ’s start at 10 pieces and are available from stock for delivery from 24 hours. The gloves can also be branded with corporate logos, with either a transfer print or embroidery on the rear of each glove – with lead times of 5-7 days on decorated items.

Further details can be found at: https://bumpaa-protect.com/our-products/gloves/

1. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/25637115/ 

2. ISO18184:2019 (SARS-CoV-2, H3N2, H1N1). ViralOff protects treated fabrics from bacterial or viral contamination, but does not protect against infection or disease.

3. Per ISO test ISO18184:2019, ATCC VR-1679 (H3N2). For best performance and sustainability, the products should be washed less, only when needed.

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