Toray Industries announced that its tests on samples of its Makspec® V fabric have confirmed the effectiveness of this antiviral textile in reducing concentrations of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. The company manufactured the washable textile from 100 percent polyester. Under the JISL 1922 antiviral test for textile products, samples were irradiated with Covid-19 and concentrations were measured two hours later. As with previous tests using the ATCC VR-1679 envelope strain, the company confirmed that the fabric reduced more than 99.9 percent of the Covid-19 viruses. The same result was also obtained after 50 industrial wash cycles, underscoring the fabric’s solid antiviral performance. Previously, Toray had positioned Makspec V to reduce envelope-type viruses. In light of the latest findings, the company will now market the textile for customer service, nursing and school uniforms, where demand for protection from Covid-19 is high. In addition, there are plans to expand applications for this textile to sportswear, casual wear, fashion wear and children’s wear.