Proneem: Antiviral textile treatment neutralizing the infectivity of COVID-19
Proneem launches the first French anti-COVID-19 textile treatment: Viral STOP. This innovative liquid is applied on the fabric and neutralizes COVID-19. Gloves and masks made with this new technology will be on sale as from September.
The process involves adding a liquid that contains zinc and zinc oxides, placed in microcapsules. These are tiny beads, between 3 and 10 microns.
“When these microcapsules come into contact with the fabric, they break and release the active ingredient to the surface of the fabric. They destroy the membrane of the virus and prevent it from being infectious.” The effectiveness of the product has been certified for 30 washes at 60 degrees.
Going beyond the medical field, the company aims to adapt its technology for the general public and the hotel sector, in particular for industrial laundry and health establishments.