Microair Barrier is the barrier fabric designed and patented by Alpretec with which gloves and socks are made for people suffering from Contact Dermatitis. The fabric creates a barrier between the skin and the allergen, while still letting it breathe.
The efficacy of this fabric is demonstrated by the following studies:
- Efficacy of a new barrier glove in the treatment of chronic hand eczema
(Kinaciyan T. et al., Poster Presentation EAACI Congress, Warsaw, 6-10 June 2009);
- "Efficacy of New Barrier Socks in the Treatment of Foot Allergic Contact Dermatitis"
(Published on Acta Dermato-Venerologica Vol.91 - Issue 1; 2010);
- Use of new “Barrier socks” in contact allergic dermatitis” CASE REPORT
(Borghesan F. and Bellotti);
- A new barrier glove shows comparable efficacy to a potent steroid in the treatment of mild to moderate severe chronic hand eczema
(Kinaciyan T. et al., Poster presentation EAACI Congress, London, 5-9 June 2010).