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The proof is in the garments, virus-proof

There is a gas that has been used for over 100 years to disinfect, sterilize, render non-toxic water, air, and surfaces in the fields of food, medicine, pharmaceutical, etc.

This gas is lethal for various pathogens and for most viruses because it alters their RNA and DNA, and, at high concentrations, it also undermines the capsid, or external protein shell. Several authoritative scientific studies show, it is effective in 99% of cases.


We’re talking about Ozone.


Since 2010 we at Tonello have been producing technologies that use ozone reliably and safely. These technologies are also used to sanitize and disinfect garments, accessories, and equipment.

Today, in the midst of the global emergency caused by the COVID-19 virus, we are particularly happy to present the complete Tonello sanitizing range, from production to the shop: in fact, the disinfecting technology can be installed on all of our washing and dyeing machines, while a specific software upgrade will allow conversion of the ozone technologies already in use for the treatment of denim (Ofree, ECOfree or ECOfree 2) to also allow sanitizing and disinfecting.


And for those who are not yet using Tonello washing and dyeing machines?Tonello Sanicare Industrial

The upcoming reopening of clothing stores brings with it two fundamental questions: how to make garment try-ons safe for the customers?

And how to give shopkeepers the certainty that they are following a protocol which, beyond the now normal “format” (social distancing – staggered entrance – gloves – masks – sanitizing gel), is actually virus-proof and allows them to go back to work with relative serenity?


In this case, the definitive solution is SaniCare, a new range of static cabinets for sanitizing, and disinfecting garments, accessories, and protective devices. The SaniCare cabinets allow garments to be re-readied for try-on or sale in just minutes.

SaniCare cabinets are safe, easy-to-use, and available in different sizes, in order to meet the needs of various types and sizes of commercial environments: from large spaces in shopping centers to city boutiques, today they can offer their clients an even more salient service. In addition, a more industrial size has been designed for disinfecting during the last phase of garment production, before shipping.Tonello Ozono Disinfection

In fact, SaniCare neutralizes most known pathogens: the customer in a shop can thus try on garments with complete confidence that there are no dangerous viruses, fungi, dermatitis, or other annoying dermatological contamination, etc. lurking on the garments.

One day, hopefully very soon, the COVID-19 will be defeated, but something has already changed forever, even, and above all in the habits of consumers and the increasingly attentive and aware requests from the final customer.


And among those values that we would not want to give up, and which we can no longer give up,
garment wholesomeness will undoubtedly continue to be found.

That is something that for us at Tonello has been our “mantra” forever.

2 thoughts on “The proof is in the garments, virus-proof”

  1. Din Bandhu says:

    It’s a great innovation. But I have some questions:
    1. What about the pungent smell which comes out after ozone treatment? How are you going to remove that?
    2. What about the color fastness? So far I understand, your ozone washing machine is used for denim to give it a faded look. What happens if any color garments are kept inside the Sanicare S or M.

    1. Alberto says:

      Hi Din,

      Thank you for your comment and your interest in our SaniCare cabinets!

      Regarding your questions, the whole process is controlled and the quantity of ozone necessary to disinfect the garments is reduced.
      Therefore, the sanitizing process has nothing to with the traditional use of ozone in the laundry.

      For more information I invite you to visit the official website of the SaniCare technology.

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