N9 World Technologies Private Limited (N9WTPL), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Resil Chemicals, Bengaluru is an innovative specialty chemicals company committed to offering unique patented next-generation technologies in the hygiene, comfort and wellness space. The company’s technologies offer differentiated value and cost-effective sustainable solutions to its customers and consumer brands. In this feature, the senior management of the company shares information about the product portfolio, operational strategy and the future plans.
As the world patiently waits for the COVID-19 induced restrictions to end, home grown N9 World Technologies is working towards a safer future. In the last few months this Bengaluru based company has introduced cutting edge antiviral technologies for diverse industries like textiles, polymers, plastics, paints, leather, laminates, floorings, ceramics, etc.
Already well known in the textile industry for its proven technologies like N9 PURE SILVER, FRESHON, etc., N9WTPL is India’s leading formulator of speciality chemicals whose products provide safety & comfort to millions in India and abroad.
As a pioneer responsible for creating a market for anti-bacterial textile finishes in India, N9 World Technologies has taken a leading role in the fight against infective viruses and bacteria. They have entered into partnership agreements with Consolidated Pathways Inc., USA and Sanitized AG, Switzerland to incorporate unique Swiss anti-viral and anti-microbial technologies into sustainable and cost-effective custom blends for the textile industry.
This partnership has paved the way for the launch of VIROBAN – an innovative and sustainable anti-viral finish for textiles. It is a custom blend of Sanitized® T20-19, a patented Swiss quaternary silane technology and is already adopted by some of India’s largest fashion brands. An US EPA & EU BPR registered product, it is tested & proven through the internationally accepted modified ISO 18184:2019 and AATCC 100 it acts quickly to prevent the transmission of enveloped and non-enveloped viruses including the SARS-CoV-2.
“With the onslaught of the pandemic, consumers are increasingly seeking protection and safety in almost everything they breathe, touch or wear. As we are committed to keeping our customers safe, we have partnered with Consolidated Pathways & SANITIZED AG.” informs Mr. Vikram Rao, Managing Director, N9 World Technologies.
VIROBAN will be produced at the group’s manufacturing facilities in Bengaluru and is already being marketed through their extensive network which extends across India and also other countries like the UK, Australia, China, Dubai, Indonesia, Bangladesh, Vietnam, Philippines, Turkey, etc.
India’s first EPA registered (Establishment No. 98255-IND-001) Anti-bacterial manufacturer and marketer of innovative protective technologies, the group’s manufacturing facilities are certified for IMS (ISO 9001:2008, ISO 14001:2004, OHSAS 18001:2007) by Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance (LRQA) and SA 8000 and have a capacity of around 30,000 metric tonnes per annum.
Their world-class research facilities are recognised by the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research (DSIR), Government of India and are staffed by a technical team of about 33 members with several doctorate-holding scholars and IIT-educated scientists. In addition, the R&D application team has a size of about 13 members. The group also has a dedicated Application Research Centre (ARC) staffed by experts in textile manufacturing, giving round-the-clock support.
“We always had a strong focus on R&D and we have been recognised by the industry and the Government for our revolutionary work through various awards including the Indian President’s Award” adds Mr. Ganesh Srinivasan, CEO of Resil Chemicals and Technical Director of N9WTPL.
With such a outstanding setup in place, it is no surprise that the company has now introduced revolutionary anti-viral and anti-bacterial technologies for various surface applications like paints, plastics, laminates, wooden surfaces, leather, textiles, floorings and ceramics.
Based on a unique Ionic technology format these technologies are proven to reduce infective viruses by 99.9% when tested under the internationally accepted ISO 21702 protocol. With their wide-ranging applications the company aims to make homes and public spaces safer.
The company also has several products under various stages of development and is aiming to launch two new products in the new year. EARTH MINT – a new anti-bacterial textile finish made from 100% natural peppermint oil and VIRALGO – a special anti-viral spray specifically aimed at shoes. When it is sprayed on shoes, it effectively neutralises the viruses and bacteria on the surface of the shoes and gives much needed protection to the user.
Products and Solutions
|VIROBAN is an anti-viral and anti-bacterial textile finish based on a patented Swiss Technology. It creates a highly-cationic charge density on the surface of textiles, deactivating the spread of viruses and bacteria on contact.|
|N9 PURE SILVER is a silver-based freshness technology that neutralises odour-causing bacteria on contact, to keep textiles fresher for longer.|
|EARTH MINT is a natural bacterial odour control solution for environmentally conscious consumers. Earth Mint uses the power of natural peppermint to effectively neutralise odour causing bacteria on contact and keep the treated articles fresher for longer.|
|FRESHON is an antibacterial technology which neutralises the odour causing bacteria that come in contact with the textile surface and keeps the users feeling fresh all day long.|
|SILAIDE 100 uses the power of Silver to control growth of bacteria and viruses that come in contact with the treated textile articles.|
|CYLATE 20-19 is an EPA registered antimicrobial and anti-fungal textile finish that keeps the treated articles fresher for longer.|
|MOISTEX absorbs sweat and spreads it across the inner surface of the fabric and helps maintain optimum skin moisture level by creating the right micro-climate.|
|COOLIT is a moisture activated cooling technology based on a polymer system that binds to fibres, when it comes in contact with moisture/sweat and generates a cooling effect.|
|KOOLPOLY is a moisture activated cooling technology based on a polymer system that binds with fibres and generates a cooling effect when in contact with moisture/sweat, specifically designed for polyester and polyester rich fabrics.|
|SOLADEL UV SHIELD effectively filters harmful UVA and UVB rays from penetrating the garment and affecting the skin, providing round-the-clock protection from harmful UV rays.|
|DRIDRY is an advanced moisture management finish, specially designed for synthetics and blends well with activewear, sportswear and performance wear to add the extra mileage to your efficiency, be it work or play.|
|NEUDRI is a dynamic drying technology that rapidly wicks perspiration from the skin and transfers moisture to the fabric’s surface, for evaporation, leaving the wearer comfortable and dry.|
|PUREPEL is a fluorine free water repellent technology which offers superior durable water repellency and protection against water-based stains.|
|N9 PLASTIX AQUA is specifically designed for Water Tank Applications and offers durable hygiene.|
|N9 PURE SILVER TECHNOLOGY is a unique Silver Technology developed for applications in Paints and Coatings which is used in Wall Coatings, Furniture Coatings, Floor Coatings, etc. offering added protection and hygiene to the end user.|
|N9 PLASTIX SYNHIDE can be used in PVC Synthetic Leather which is used to make seat covers.|
|N9 PLASTIX offers excellent Antimicrobial protection in moulded parts.|
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