DiOX develops environmentally friendly coatings for all fabrics to create water, stain and anti-microbial resistance.

Our award-winning fabric coatings have been developed for sports, workwear, military uniforms and general apparel.

DiOX uses a combination of nanotechnology, dendritic hyperbranched materials and liquid glass to create the world’s most robust and durable water repellent coatings which have been independently verified in laboratories across the world to outperform current market solutions.  DiOX coatings include CØ DWR and reduced C6 oleophobic treatments that are applied via padders to any material from organic cotton to recycled filament polyesters.

DiOX is pleased to announce the launch of D4 is a mechanical nano-scale coating that uses silica quaternary salts or QUATS.  Unlike other anti-viral coatings, D4 does not rely on heavy metals like Silver.  Many scientists are concerned using ionic metals allow particles to leach into the skin and bio-accumulate creating long term health risks.

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Our award-winning fabric coatings have been developed for sports, workwear, military uniforms and general apparel.

D4 effectively creates millions of microscopic ‘spikes’ that pierce the outer cell membrane of a virus which kills it on contact.

Working with SGS (a leading global ISO rated laboratory) and Cambridge University, DiOX D4 has been tested with protocols aligned to ISO 181814 (Textiles – Determination of anti-viral activity of textile products), adjusted to use a mammalian Coronavirus and formatted as a ‘splash’ test i.e. small droplets of viral inoculum that mimic sneezes and coughs. The results show that 99.7% of viral pathogens introduced to the fabric surface were killed within one hour.

DiOX D4 is self-cleansing.

The mechanical ‘kill’ process works on contact and therefore the treated fabric only needs to be washed when dirty, not after every use.

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DiOX has created a range of coatings which are all based on our E.P.I.C. principle.