Loyal Textile Mills on 9th July 2020 unveiled reusable ‘triple viral shield’ products with anti-viral coating, under its Supera Shield brand.
Loyal said in a release that it had collaborated with HeiQ Materials AG, Switzerland, and Reliance Industries Ltd. (RIL). It uses R Elan fibre from Reliance and HeiQ’s Viroblock technology to make these range of products.
Masks, personal protection equipment (PPE), and garments will be made of fabric woven with cotton and Reliance’s R Elan fibre. The fabric is then treated with HeiQ Viroblock, Dhamodaraswamy Devadas, chief technology and business development officer, Loyal.
As additional protection, an anti-viral spray technology had been developed for garments. While the garments and masks can be washed 25 times, the PPEs can be washed 10 times.
The fabric had been tested for viral penetration and synthetic blood penetration resistance.