TigerTough, a provider of durable vehicle seat covers, has expanded its product line with ShieldTech, now available online. ShieldTech is a 1000-denier CORDURA fabric enhanced with antimicrobial, anti-odor, and moisture-wicking properties.
The product addition aims to meet the needs of various sectors where seat durability and hygiene are essential.
The Science Behind the Covers
ShieldTech is an ideal application for industries where multiple people share the same vehicle or in hot climates where the driver is likely to get sweaty.
In lab testing with S. aureus and K. pneumoniae organisms, ShieldTech eliminated 99.99% of organism growth in a 24-hour period, compared to untreated fabric. The coating utilizes silver and copper ions (which have been used since 4000 BC to kill bacteria) in a zeolite carrier to starve, sterilize, and suffocate microbes.
A zeolite carrier is a microporous, three-dimensional crystalline solid of aluminum silicate that’s been charged with ions of the active ingredient (silver and copper, in this case) Zeolites are naturally occurring and born of volcanic ash.
The antimicrobial effects are only released when needed in order to have the longest-lasting effects. It’s been tested to be effective after 100 machine washes.
Seat Protect for First Responders
ShieldTech is ideal for first responders because it kills the microbes in sweat and other bodily fluids. Responder ShieldTech is antimicrobial and reinforced in the high wear areas to protect the seat from being worn by duty belts, weapons, and radios.
ShieldTech is available as an upgrade option for all TigerTough seat covers through their website. Customers can now select ShieldTech as an add-on to their seat cover purchase.