Recently, many of Thomson Research Associates, Inc. (TRA)’s customers have questions about the effectiveness of TRA’s built-in and textile antimicrobial technologies against coronavirus COVID-19. TRA is a world leader in antimicrobial technologies and odour control solutions. TRA’s affiliated companies also have other product lines related to disinfection. Our antimicrobial technologies are effective against a broad range of product-damaging microbes, but are not currently proven to have any antiviral properties when built into products. The active technology itself may be effective against viruses in pure state, but not when incorporated into a product. Ultra-Fresh antimicrobial product protection works to minimise damaging microbial growth on the surface of products, ensuring they remain cleaner and fresher in-between regular cleanings. TRA has been providing innovative antimicrobial technologies since 1955 – reducing the risk of premature product degradation by preventing the growth of product-damaging microbes.
Standard recommendations to prevent the spread of coronavirus COVID-19 include regular hand washing, sneezing and coughing into a sleeve/tissue, and practicing social distancing as much as possible. Regularly cleaning products and surfaces with disinfectants can also help. We suggest you follow the advice of your local health authorities in preventing the spread of coronavirus COVID-19.