Zaber and Zubair (ZnZ) Fabric Limited has collaborated with two Swiss companies for developing a fabric that can help in protection against COVID-19 and other viruses and bacteria.
Importantly, ZnZ is the first company from Bangladesh to take such an initiative.
The fabric blocks microbes and kills them instantly within 120 seconds at an accuracy of about 99.9 per cent.
The fabric is tested and validated for ISO 18184 and has regulatory coverage. It is EU Reach compliant and the technology and ingredients are registered with US Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA) and US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
The fabric is comfortable, soft, 100 per cent cotton, safe for skin and washable. The application of the fabric involves in manufacturing of garments, medical gowns, masks and other PPE equipment.
Initially, the fabric will be exported to the EU, US and other countries. However, with the approval of Bangladesh Government, the fabric can be made available in the country also.
The PPE fabrics are solvent and fluid repellent made of 100 per cent polyester. Also, it can be reused and can be washed up to 20 times.