Amicor, the anti-microbial fibre from Thai Acrylic Fibre (TAF) of Aditya Birla Group, has been tested effective against SARS-COVID-2 virus.
The fibre is developed by engineering additives into core of the fibre and has been tested according to ISO 18184:2019 against SARS-COVID-2 virus.
The fibre, which has the ability to reduce the virus by 99 per cent in only 18 seconds, has all the three properties: antibacterial, anti-fungal and anti-viral.
“With the new tests done against SARS-COVID-2 virus, Amicor now offers the highest level of protection against all the three kinds of micro-organisms, bacteria, fungus and viruses,” said Thomas Varghese, Business Head, Acrylic Fibre, overseas spinning and domestic textiles, Aditya Birla Group.
Moreover, the fibre is durable and can be reused and maintains its efficiency up to 100 washes. One of the most important success stories of the development is in the use of denim where the fabric could maintain the effectiveness even after heavy washes.