New anti-viral coating could protect clothes from coronavirus for weeks, claims firm

An anti-viral coating has been launched, claiming that it would keep clothes safe from the coronavirus for weeks.

Lok Kavach Healthcare has said it has invented an Anti-Viral Coating (AVC) technology that would offer protection from all harmful microbial activities, including the deadly coronavirus.

Delhi-based investment consultancy, Turiya Investments, is launching the product.

This product has gone through several tests for effectiveness, in European and Indian labs, and its manufacturers said it’s a versatile antimicrobial solution that can be applied to any number of surfaces, as well as cloth.

Commenting on the launch of this product, Luke Talwar, CEO, Turiya Investments, said, “A lot of R&D has gone into creating an Anti-Viral Coating technology of this standard. The best part of this product is that it is totally safe for human use. This product starts working with an efficacy of 99.995 per cent within seconds of application. As little as a cap full of the product is sufficient to sanitise a surface against microbial activity for weeks.”

Dr. JR Rao, a Biochemical Microbiology Scientist, who leads a team of scientists and inventors to create the AVC, further explained, “The Quaternary Ammonium Compounds in our AVC solution when sprayed or used in washing cycles, is permanently attached to textile substrates by ionic interactions between the cationic QUATS and the anionic fiber surface. Anchored to the QUATS, our AVC composites in the product synergistically exhibit antimicrobial peptide-like activity to inactivate viral spike proteins.”

This technology will be offered to consumers in the form of a liquid that can be used to soak clothes to make them resistant to the coronavirus till the next wash.

Not only will AVC work with an efficacy of 99.995 per cent, but it will also continue its actions for weeks should the material not be exposed to more AVC in the interim.

Even hard surfaces like wood, tiles, cement and plastic – to name a few – can be wiped with the liquid to keep it safe against microbes.

The people behind the breakthrough invention are Dr. JR Rao, Environmental and public health microbiological sciences, at the Dept. of Agriculture, UK, and Luke Talwar, CEO of Turiya Investments, who is an investor and strategic partner in this venture.

ABOUT THE TECHNOLOGY

AVC (Anti Viral Coating) is an invention that utilises a unique concept that uses Macromolecular Ion Anchor Technology (MIAT) that is also free of metal ion toxicity and offers multiple purpose disinfectant utilities.

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