An innovative product has emerged in the Indian textile industry that promises to render viruses such as coronavirus ineffective. The credit to bring this technology goes to N9 World Technologies, a subsidiary of Bengaluru Resil Chemicals, and Consolidated Pathways Inc., USA. The two firms signed an agreement to build unique Swiss antiviral and antimicrobial technologies into sustainable, cost effective custom blends for India”s textile industry. At the centre of the partnership is N9”s unique organ functional polymer marketed under the umbrella brand VIROBAN. The durable antiviral technology from the house of N9 brings hygiene to textile materials, thereby helping improve the fabric”s resilience against viruses’ including Coronavirus.

It creates a highly-cationic charge density on the textile’s surface, deactivating the spread of the virus & bacteria upon contact. The technology is highly effective against enveloped and capsid viruses, having proven in reducing infective viruses by 99.99% in ISO 18184 tests. The technology is designed to quickly prevent transmission of viruses. VIROBAN polymers are highly compatible with other textiles while remaining gentle on human skin.

Mr. Ganesh Srinivasan, CEO of Resil Chemicals said, “Current annual Indian mill made fabric production for domestic and an export market is nearly 7 billion sq. meter. This can possibly create the potential for use for antibacterial & antiviral products to the tune of Rs. 140 – 150 crores. With N9”s strong local service and technical support, we aim to capture a significant market share from this emerging opportunity. N9”s manufacturing capability within the country can help scale up the production of the antiviral products quickly and market them globally with this association.”

N9 World Technology is committed to offering well-researched solutions in the hygiene and wellness space to our customers by constantly developing next generation technologies that are sustainable. They are part of a renowned group Resil Chemicals one of Asia”s leading innovative formulators of silicone