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Devan coating effective against Covid-19

RONSE – Textile innovator Devan Chemicals has undertaken further testing of its BI-OME AV antibacterial treatment in light of the coronavirus outbreak and found that it can act as an effective barrier against the airborne virus.

The Belgian firm worked with Institut Pasteur de Lille in France to test the textile coating against both enveloped – such as H1N1 and corona-type – and naked viruses like the rotavirus. It reports that it “showed strong to excellent activity in wet state” and so believes it could be leveraged both by frontline professionals and the general public which is increasingly adopting sub-par alternatives.

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