HEIQ WINS SWISS TECHNOLOGY AWARD 2020 FOR HEIQ VIROBLOCK
HEIQ VIROBLOCK NPJ03 TEXTILE TECHNOLOGY TESTED EFFECTIVE AGAINST SARS-COV-2* – 99.99% REDUCTION OF THE COVID-19 CAUSING VIRUS
HeiQ Viroblock NPJ03 is among the first textile technologies in the world to be proven effective against SARS-CoV-2 by an independent institution*. SARS-CoV-2 is an enveloped virus from the coronavirus family that causes COVID-19. Tests have been conducted by HeiQ with the Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity in Melbourne, Australia (Doherty Institute).
HeiQ Viroblock is designed to inhibit the growth and persistence of bacteria and enveloped viruses on textile surfaces. It’s a unique combination of our registered silver technology for antiviral and antibacterial effect and our vesicle technology as a booster.
* M. J. (2020) Report on “Viral Stability and Persistence of SARS-CoV-2 on Treated Material”. Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity, Melbourne.
PROTECTION AND COMFORT
Both protection and comfort are very important for face masks. Uncomfortable masks often lead to people wearing them wrongly, e.g. just covering the mouth, not the nose, so it’s important for us that our masks combine both protection and comfort. Comfort depends on the fabric’s quality such as softness, wickability and odor control, while protection depends highly on the particle filtration level and the ability of the textile to stay clean and hygienic.
For best comfort and a good level of filtration, we offer our HeiQ Viroblock Washable Masks. We are continuously innovating our offerings and are currently working on a next-level washable mask.
For best possible protection and filtration, our professional HeiQ Viroblock FFP2 Masks (Medical Device Class 1) is the best choice. It is regulated by SECO, follows the EU-Norm EN149:2001+A1:2009 and is certified with the CE mark.