Swiss polymer tech to fight Corona
An innovative product has emerged in the Indian textile industry that promises to render viruses such as coronavirus ineffective. The credit to bring this technology goes to N9 World Technologies, a subsidiary of Bengaluru Resil Chemicals, and Consolidated Pathways Inc., USA.
An innovative product has emerged in the Indian textile industry that promises to render viruses such as coronavirus ineffective. The credit to bring this technology goes to N9 World Technologies, a subsidiary of Bengaluru Resil Chemicals, and Consolidated Pathways Inc., USA. The two firms signed an agreement to build unique Swiss antiviral and antimicrobial technologies into sustainable, cost effective custom blends for India’s textile industry.
At the centre of the partnership is N9’s unique organ functional polymer marketed under the umbrella brand VIROBAN. The durable antiviral technology from the house of N9 brings hygiene to textile materials, thereby helping improve the fabric’s resilience against virusesâ€™ including Coronavirus.
The VIROBAN N9 XTS-18 creates a highly-cationic charge density on the textileâ€™s surface, deactivating the spread of the virus & bacteria upon contact. The technology is highly effective against enveloped and capsid viruses, having proven in reducing infective viruses by 99.99% in ISO 18184 tests. The technology is designed to quickly prevent transmission of viruses. VIROBAN polymers are highly compatible with other textiles while remaining gentle on human skin.
N9â€™s special textile capabilities have ushered in a unique product that has emerged as the need of the hour for countries fighting the pandemic. Such high-quality fabrics and textile products correspond with the needs of India. Mr. Vikram Rao, Managing Director of N9 World Technologies explaining the benefits of the technology, says, â€œWith the onslaught of the pandemic, consumers are increasingly seeking protection and safety in almost everything they breathe, touch or wear. We are committed to keeping our customers safe and that is why we have partnered with Consolidated Pathways & SANITIZED AG. With this partnership, N9 World Technologies is now a â€˜One Stop Shopâ€™ for Global Brands & Retailers who are seeking innovative and sustainable specialty finishes for their textile products. A worldwide business development team is already in place for marketing and servicing customers with these proven technologies with global regulatory approvals.â€