WHAT IS HELSE?
HELSE is a compound incorporated into the rubber used to make the sole, which can eliminate bacteria and viruses, including Coronavirus.
HOW IS THIS DEMONSTRATED?
This is demonstrated by means of a series of tests based on ISO 21702 and ISO 22196 standards, which quantify antiviral and antimicrobial properties on non-porous surfaces. The test is carried out on human Coronavirus HCoV-NL63 from the same family as SARS-CoV-2 (Covid 19).
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO KILL THE VIRUS?
4 hours. The test measured how many viruses survived 4 hours after infecting the surface.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE?
This antiviral treatment will last the same as the useful life of the footwear because the antiviral treatment is included in the rubber's formulation.
WHAT WAS THE OUTCOME?
Looking at the average number of infectious units recovered from the trial and reference control materials in 4 hours, it indicates a reduction of 99%. The test showed that the compound is not toxic to human cells.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
The sole of the footwear is self-decontaminating. It guarantees that the sole is decontaminated 4 hours after use. It avoids the spread of viruses through contact.