After its launch on April 7, Polygiene announced the first companies to use its new ViralOff technology to combat the spread of the novel coronavirus. ViralOff provides brands with a technology that can be applied to textiles and used on garments, equipment or accessories to minimize the potential risks of viruses in the fabric.
The first brand to have adapted its production facility in the EU and provide consumers with a face mask containing ViralOff is Maloja. The German sportswear and outdoor brand will offer two models, starting with the launch of a reusable, three-layer face mask made of breathable polyester fabric with a nose clip and elastic straps in May. The masks are manufactured at VioModa, a subsidiary of Maloja in Bulgaria and at two partner companies in Portugal. The retail price for a five-pack of masks is €50.
General Tactic from Spain, a manufacturer of clothing and apparel for first responders in Spain and North America, has also already started production of ViralOff treated masks for servicemen and women. Other European companies processing ViralOff are Everbasics from Germany, Lekko from Poland, Spira Protekta from Germany and Screenworks from the UK.
With Litume from Tawain, Airgill from South Korea and JCT Limited from India, ViralOff is also already in use in Asia. In North America, the clothing manufacturer ASRV has switched to producing masks with ViralOff.
Polygiene says that there are many more partners in the pipeline and nonstop requests and inquiries.