The antimicrobial effect of silver and copper has been scientifically proven in various international studies. Silver is an effective natural disinfectant and effectively combats germs, bacteria and viruses – the silverised fabric is used especially in the medical industry, e.g. as wound dressings. Copper inactivates viruses, bacteria and fungi within minutes and remains effective even after repeated wet and dry and re-contamination. Natural oxidation does not affect the effectiveness of Shieldex® products.