How does HeiQ Viroblock work?
HeiQ Viroblock NPJ03 is a unique combination of our registered silver technology for antiviral and antibacterial effect and our vesicle technology as a booster.
The silver technology attracts the oppositely charged viruses and binds permanently to their sulfur groups. Subsequently, the fatty spherical vesicle technology (Liposomes) helps to deplete the viral membrane of its cholesterol content in minutes. Therefore, the silver can destroy the virus rapidly.
Are Heiq Viroblock NPJO3 treated products washable?
Yes. HeiQ Viroblock NPJ03, lasts up to 30 washes at 60°C.
How will HeiQ Viroblock help the world to fight the global Coronavirus pandemic?
Study shows that SARS-CoV, a similar virus to SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19) can survive 2 days on a textile surface. While there hasn’t been such complete study on SARS-CoV-2 yet, one cannot rule out the same persistence of this virus ton textiles. So you might be bringing the virus home on your textile or your face mask, and there’s always a risk that you touch the textile and then don’t wash your hands properly before you change your outdoor clothing to indoor clothing, for instance. Then, there’s always the risk that you’ll touch your face and get infected that way. That’s exactly the risk that we want to mitigate. We want to make the textile surface such that the virus and bacteria are deactivated immediately in a short time – and we’re talking minutes.
Has any testing been undertaken regarding the effectiveness of the treatment against COVID-19?
COVID-19 is the name of the disease caused by the virus SARS-CoV-2.
While it is neither a medicine nor a vaccine, therefore should in no way claim efficacy against the disease, HeiQ Viroblock NPJ03 treated fabric has been tested effective against the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Tests conducted by an independent institute showed that treated fabric achieved 99.99% reduction of the virus after 30 minutes.
Our technology has also been tested against the human coronavirus 229E, Influenza types H1N1, H5N1, H7N9, and Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) and demonstrated significantly improved reduction of virus infectivity.
M. J. (2020) Report on “Viral Stability and Persistence of SARS-CoV-2 on Treated Material”. Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity, Australia.
Is the HeiQ Viroblock NPJO3 treatment skin safe?
A human patch dermatological testing was similarly performed, which demonstrated a perfect skin compatibility.