Antimicrobial effect of silver
Triple mechanism of silver
Silver ions control bacteria by means of a triple mechanism:
- Blocking oxygen-transporting enzymes
- Inactivating sulphur-containing proteins of the bacteria
- Locking the cell membrane
Bacteria are controlled by silver ions directly on the textile surface. The triple mechanism of silver ions prevents the potential formation of adapted bacteria. Bacteria cannot adapt to all three effective mechanisms to become resistant to silver.