Indian textile industry has introduced an innovative product that promises to render viruses such as coronavirus ineffective. The credit for bringing this technology goes to N9 World Technologies, a subsidiary of Bangalore Resil Chemicals, and United States Consolidated Pathways Inc, said a press release.
The two companies have signed an agreement to create unique Swiss antiviral and antimicrobial technologies in a sustainable, affordable custom combination for the Indian textile industry.
N9 World Technologies is at the center of the partnership in which unique organ functional polymer is marketed under the umbrella brand VIROBAN. Sustainable antiviral technology from the N9’s home brings hygiene to textile materials, helping to improve the resilience of the fabric against viruses, including coronavirus.
The VIROBAN N9 XTS-18 creates a high-cationic charge concentration on the textile surface, neutralizing the spread of viruses and bacteria after contact. The technology has been proven 99.99% effective in reducing infectious viruses in ISO 18184 tests and is highly effective against enveloped and capsid viruses.
The technology is designed to quickly prevent viral transmission. VIROBAN polymers are highly compatible with other textiles and remain gentle on human skin.
“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 ‘One Stop Shop’ for global brands and retailers looking for complete innovative and sustainable specialties for their textile products. There is already a global business development team to market and serve customers with these proven technologies with regular global regulatory approvals”, said Mr. Vikram Rao, Managing Director of N9 World Technologies while explaining the benefits of the technology
Mr. Ganesh Srinivasan, CEO of Resil Chemicals said, “This can possibly create the potential for use for antibacterial & antiviral products to the tune of Rs.140-150 crores. The production capacity of N9 within the country can help accelerate the production of antiviral products and market them globally through this association.”
According to Mr. James Krueger, CEO of Consolidated Pathways, “This partnership provides a unique combination of technologies, market information, and expertise that can help brands and retailers enhance their products in ways that are meaningful to consumers.”
Resil Chemicals has gained trust over 150 brands and retailers around the world for products such as COOLITTM, NeudritTM, N9 Pure SilverTM, etc. Almost all antibacterial masks in the Indian market currently use N9 products to achieve antibacterial effects.