Can fabric treatments help in the fight against Covid-19?

Supplying fabrics to the contract market since the 1930’s, Agua Fabrics are established leaders in performance upholstery and have produced anti-microbial fabrics as standard for two decades. Agua are constantly evolving with the latest technology and developments to produce high-quality, trend-led designs.

As a proactive response to the current public healthcare crisis, Agua fast-tracked their recent development in partnership with innovation and research company, HeiQ. Powered by HeiQ Viroblock, their new cutting-edge fabric technology is the first of its kind in the UK with scientifically proven effectiveness against viruses and bacteria – including Covid-19.




Upholstery fabrics treated with AguaGuard365 actively inhibit viruses and kill bacteria upon contact. The two complementary systems include patented and registered silver technology which is a natural antibacterial and antiviral agent. This ensures the technology is both consistent over time and completely safe.

The requirement for, and value of, materials with these properties has been inarguably validated by the current pandemic. Vigorous testing has proven AguaGuard365 treated textiles help to significantly minimise the potential for re-transmission of such. Agua will be offering this treatment on all new stock in their soft fabrics range going forwards.

To find out more about AguaGuard365, please contact Ultimate to discuss.