Hinwil, 10th February 2021 – Hygiene technology leader Livinguard has joined Sauber Motorsport, which operates and manages the Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN entry in the Formula One world championship, to supply race team, engineers, and ground staff with state-of-the-art health and safety solutions ahead of the 2021 season.
With the world still grappling with the Covid-19 pandemic and an increased focus on keeping personnel safe at racetracks and in the daily affairs at HQ, the need for reliable and sustainable hygiene solutions is paramount to unlock the emotions of the racing season for millions of fans worldwide. The partnership between Sauber Motorsport and Livinguard will tap into these crucial requirements, delivering some of the most advanced protective gear on the market – while also minimising waste and the use of resources.
Sauber Motorsport personnel on and off the track will sport the distinctive Livinguard masks, scientifically proven to destroy more than 99.9% of SARS-CoV-2 viruses. The company’s products also include high-tech gloves and other protective gear designed to stop the spread of viruses and bacteria– whatever the conditions.
Sanjeev Swamy, Livinguard CEO: “Formula One is one of the harshest environments from a safety point of view, and we are excited to add an unbeatable layer of protection with the world’s first reusable, Covid destroying facemask that is certified as a medical mask type I. These sustainable, three layered masks can be used for 210 days and worn for up to 8 hours per day, thanks to their comfort and high breathability. In addition, Livinguard Technology helps to stop the spread by continuously destroying bacteria and viruses, including SARS-CoV-2. Livinguard’s got the whole team covered both on and off the track.”
Frédéric Vasseur, Team Principal Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN and CEO Sauber Motorsport AG: “Formula One has always been at the forefront of safety, but the last 12 months have emphasised how this concept is relevant to beyond the car. Health and hygiene are the foundations on which we build our racing season in these challenging circumstances, and Livinguard allows us to approach each day, whether trackside or at our HQ, in the confidence we are well protected. Furthermore, we can draw many parallels between our company and Livinguard’s impressive products, which are the results of continuous research – not unlike what we do in Formula One.”
Details on Livinguard Antiviral Technology
The principle underlying the Livinguard Technology is to apply a positive charge at the molecular level to textile surfaces. When microbes come into contact with these positive charges, the microbial cell, which is negatively charged, is deactivated, leading to permanent destruction of the microorganism. Moreover, Livinguard Technology deactivates continuously and allows users to reuse masks up to 210 times with no compromise on safety or efficacy.