Loyal Textile Mills Limited launched the Viral Sheild, a new line of reusable Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), masks and protective clothing range with anti-microbial activity, particularly against SARS-CoV-2 virus.
The series has been launched in collaboration with Reliance Industries India and HeiQ from Switzerland. The products have a triple-layered antimicrobial fabric treated with “HeiQ Viroblock” the technology innovation from Switzerland.
The PPE has passed the viral penetration test, synthetic blood penetration test and Synthetic Blood Penetration – Liquid Barrier testing.
“This reusable PPE products can be washed ten times and sterilized 10 times for reuse. Heat sealing PU tapes have been used to seal the seams… This is the world’s first reusable PPE that has passed the viral penetration test. ” said Dhamodaraswamy Devadas, Chief Technology and Business Development Officer of Loyal Textiles Mills Limited, said on the occasion of the launch.
HeiQ Viroblock NPJ03 is a combination of registered silver technology for antiviral and antibacterial effects and vesicle technology as a booster. The silver technology attracts the oppositely charged viruses and binds permanently to their sulfur groups. Subsequently, the fatty spherical vesicle technology (liposomes) helps to deplete the viral membrane of its cholesterol content in minutes, therefore the silver can destroy the virus rapidly, the company said.