Coimbatore manufacturer develops reusable PPE kits
Amid COVID-19 outbreak, textile manufacturer has developed unique PPE kits for paramedical staffs in Coimbatore. These PPE kits are chlorine-enriched and are reusable.
Coimbatore-based apparel fabric manufacturer that caters to fashion brands and retailers across the world â€“ claims to have developed personal protective equipment (PPE) coveralls which are reusable up to 80 washes. The companyâ€™s Managing Director B Sriramulu said, â€œIt has the ability to recharge chlorine in fabric for nearly 80 washes,â€ further adding that it has anti-microbial certification from SITRA.
Presently, the PPE kits used for COVID-19 treatment in the area are not reusable and can be used only for 1 day. While these used kits must be destroyed using incinerator every day, many of these are being dumped into garbage vans, which is a matter of serious concern. Amidst such a scenario, the reusable PPE coveralls manufactured at KG Denim can play a crucial role in saving costs for many health organisations.
â€œDisinfecting properties of chlorine are built in our fabric and are active on its surface for 2 weeks. On washing, chlorine is absorbed again by fabric giving it anti-microbial facility,â€ Sriramulu informed. The company also shared that this technology is capable of killing 99.5 per cent of many common bacteria and viruses. KG Denim has the capacity of producing 15,000 m of anti-viral fabrics, the company informed.