In partnership with Swiss Textile Innovator HeiQ, Arvind Ltd. has introduced HeiQ Viroblock technology in India. Now Arvind Ltd. will offer shirting & suiting fabrics, apparels and masks using this technology.
Arvind Limited, India’s leading textile-to-retail conglomerate, claimed that this anti-viral textile technology is the first time in India. It will be available under its brand ‘Intellifabrix’.
The technology is developed by Swiss Textile Innovation leader HeiQ Materials AG in association with Taiwanese Specialty chemical major Jintex Corporation.
Garments treated with HeiQ Viroblock actively inhibit viruses and kill them upon contact, helping to minimise the potential for re-transmission of pathogens through apparels.
In the Covid phase, the demand of such products will definitely grow.
Kulin Lalbhai, ED, Arvind Limited, says “We are committed to keep our customers safe and that is why we have tied up with HeiQ to bring its revolutionary Viroblock technology to India. In a very short period, we will introduce into the Indian market fabrics that will provide best-in-class viral protection and are fashionable at the same time.”
Carlo Centonze, CEO, HeiQ Group said, “HeiQ Viroblock is a special combination of our advanced silver and vesicle technology that has been proven effective against the human coronavirus 229E & SARS-CoV-2, causing COVID-19, with 99.99 per cent reduction of the virus in 30 minutes.”
Carlo added “It is a safe, hypoallergenic and patent-pending technology. We are pleased to partner with Innovative Brand ‘Arvind’ in India to offer this technology across their range of products.”