Tevero launches masks with textile technology proven against Sars-CoV-2
A revenue of Rs 30 crore is expected in a span of 4 months with 10 lakh units of mask production
Tevero has been working with technology companies, vendors & laboratories across the world to create a product that can offer a certain degree of protection to the wearer. And using the technology of a reputed Swiss textile innovation leader - HeiQ, it has launched a hygiene & fashion oriented range of masks, gloves & fashion fabrics under the collection - Virus Shield.
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% reduction of virus in 30 minutes.”
“It is a safe, hypoallergenic and patent pending technology,” he added.
For this anti-viral mask, the company is using a technology proven against the coronavirus species. This textile technology developed by HieQ, has been proven in an independent laboratory to be effective against the virus that causes Covid 19. Under laboratory settings, it has been shown to reduce viral activity of the SARS-CoV-2 virus by 99.99% in 30 minutes on treated fabric submitted by them. Their textile technology - HeiQ Viroblock NPJ03 - is safe & non-toxic. Fabrics treated with this technology have been previously tested according to ISO-18184 with different enveloped viruses.
Tevero’s masks are composed of two layers of soft knitted cotton for excellent comfort and breathability. They have applied anti-viral treatment on both layers, increasing protection for the wearer. Sandwiched between the two layers is a filter composed of meltblown fabric that offers more than 99.5% bacterial filtration efficiency (> 3μm).
“What we all need is protective accessories that not only reduce the ability of the virus to pass through, but also lower cross contamination risk. If a fabric deactivates a virus that comes into contact with it, it becomes an important line of protection in our fight against this pandemic. We intend to make these masks, gloves & fashion fabrics available to all leading retailers & garmenters so that it is made more accessible in these difficult times.” says Kruti Adnani, representing the brand.
The mask will be available in seven days while the gloves and fabrics will follow. The shirting fabric, masks and gloves will be made available to retailers all over India. They are planning to tie up with medical stores and sell on Amazon as well.