Over the past few weeks, the supplier of special chemicals Devan Chemicals NV, Ronse/Belgium, has received a lot of enquiries regarding an antiviral solution for textiles against Sars-COV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19 (corona virus). The company studied enveloped viruses (e.g. H1N1, Corona-types etc.) as well as naked viruses (e.g. Rotavirus). For both virus families BI-OME AV showed very good activity in wet state.
In the first instance, the company wants to focus on professionals who need to stay working such as policemen, logistics workers, shop employees, day-care workers, etc.
A common complication of respiratory viral disease can be a secondary bacterial infection. Devan has solutions which withstand washing while keeping its performance. BI-OME as a liquid product is EU Biocidal Products Regulation (BPR), Turkish BPR and US EPA registered. Depending on the region, commercializing treated articles is subject to additional local registration procedures.
Over 30 tons of chemicals are ready to be shipped throughout the world. Moreover, most distributors have a local inventory standing for immediate use.