Anti-viral Textile Technology

Context

  • Textile major Arvind Limited has announced the launch of an anti-viral textile technology for its fabric and garment products.

Significance:

  • Research shows that viruses and bacteria, can remain active on textile surfaces for up to two days.
  • Garments treated with HeiQ Viroblock actively inhibit viruses and kill them upon contact, helping to minimize the potential for re-transmission of pathogens through clothing.

What is HeiQ Viroblock?

  • HeiQ Viroblock NPJ03 is an intelligent Swiss textile technology that is added to the fabric during the final stage of the textile manufacturing process. 
  • It is a special combination of advanced silver and vesicle technology.
  • It has proven effective against SARS-CoV-2, the COVID-19 causing virus
  • Suitable for all fiber types, from medical nonwovens (e.g. face masks) to fabrics for clothing and home textiles.