JCT Limited, has partnered with Polygiene AB to launch VB-GO® hazmat suits, face masks and coveralls, all of which will have the functionality of Polygiene ViralOff® Antiviral Treatment Technology. JCT has placed an initial order of SEK 0.8 million.
JCT Limited, established in 1946, is today one of India’s largest composite textile mills, producing cotton and synthetic textiles, technical textiles, specialised garments, sportswear, medicalwear, ready- to-wear, and filament yarns, for a wide range of applications. “JCT has extended the use of Viral Off® Technology to enhance the hygiene and protection factor of its range of work wear, medical wear, hospitality wear, school uniforms and a range of other products, as today, more than ever before, anti-infective wear is going to be the new normal”, states Priya Thapar, Director, Strategic Business Development, JCT Limited.
“JCT has always been a pioneer in the textile industry in India, having developed in-house several new and innovative technologies. This has been exemplified most recently, with JCT being the first in India to develop and produce a personal protection hazmat suit for the Government of India, that exceeds the existing standards set by them, for protective wear suits to be worn by first responders and healthcare workers combating the current Covid-19 pandemic”, says Thapar.
“To be able to also offer JCT’s customers world class, environmentally-friendly and sustainable anti-infective safety wear products and fabrics, we are honored and privileged to announce our partnership with Polygiene for using their specialised technologies like ViralOff® to address the requirements for anti-infective wear that the post Covid-19 world scenario will demand from the clothing and workwear sector, to ward off a range of infective agents. I am confident that our partnership with Polygiene will synergize the efforts of both companies to jointly develop new products for the changing global market”, she concludes.
“We are proud to be able to supply ViralOff to JCT Limited in this time of emergency. For us, JCT Limited is an ideal and strong partner that has the aim to expand in the segment of protective clothing together with us, and we are looking forward to a long and prosperous cooperation going forward”, says Ulrika Björk, CEO, Polygiene.