Utenos Trikotažas of the SBA Group has collaborated with HeiQ, the textile innovation company for its HeiQ Viroblock technology, which has been proven 99.99 per cent effective against SARS-CoV-2.
The partnership comes out to address the increasing COVID-19 infections in Lithuania and the world.
Carlo Centonze, CEO of HeiQ Group, mentions that the HeiQ Viroblock technology is one of the most effective antimicrobial available in the market which has been certified as safe and sustainable.
“It is our pleasure, as a leading textile technology innovator, to enjoy a successful partnership with Utenos Trikotažas who have managed to adapt the technology in their production,” said Carlo.
The use of the technology ensures that textiles are protected against the various infectious microorganisms. If the surface of the textile products especially those of the face mask are not cared properly they can accumulate viruses and bacteria. Therefore, the use of such technology in these textiles ensures better safety and hygiene.
The company is producing face mask integrated with HeiQ Viroblock technology, whose demand across the Europe is growing. The company is further planning to integrate the technology in garment production too.
Utenos Trikotažas produces around 50 types of fabric in a year and the collection consists of over 8,000 various articles.