Following the contest organized last June by R.C. Codogno 1908, in which the most voted shirt design was declared the winner, Erreà Sport has made the kits of the club from the Lodi area in the new Ti-energy antiviral and antibacterial technical fabric.
For Erreà, this represents a deliberate and symbolic choice for the official R.C. Codogno 1908 shirts as this historic club lies in the centre of an area hit particularly hard by the Covid-19 pandemic earlier this year between the end of February and the beginning of March.
The new home and away kits, inspired by the winning design of ten-year-old James featuring a tribal-style wolf printed in the centre of the shirt, have been produced in the new Ti-energy antiviral yarn, studied and developed by the Erreà Sport Research and Development department.
Studies have shown that, when exposed to the HCov-OC43 coronavirus in the lab, the Ti-energy fabric is able to massively reduce the viral load, with a reduction of 4.5 log after 1 hour of contact. In other words, the Ti-energy fabric was found to have the potential to reduce viral contamination from the HCoV-OC43 coronavirus by more than 99.9% compared to initial contamination levels during laboratory tests.
This extraordinary success in the world of fabrics was made possible by the use of two separate technologies: the zinc oxide nanoparticles, permanently encapsulated in the fibres, which have antiviral and antimicrobial properties, and the Minusnine J1+ treatment, which makes the fabric super-impermeable to liquids. This dual function allows the fabric to form an effective protective barrier against droplets, liquids and micro-organisms (bacteria, fungi and viruses).
R.C. Codogno 1908 is one of the first amateur clubs ever to take the field wearing this unique yarn which can give athletes greater protection. The blue home kit will make its eagerly awaited debut when at long last, the ‘F.lli Molinari’ football ground, the club’s home pitch, is finally reopened. Completely renovated and upgraded, it will host the home game against Leon on 1 November, the 6th day of the first leg of the Eccellenza Lombardia division championship for Group B.
Ti-energy yarn, like all Erreà fabrics, is also certified according to the Oeko-Tex Standard 100 which sets extremely strict limits in terms of harmful substances and guarantees safety and quality in the protection of all consumers.