The Coimbatore-based textile manufacturing company claims that they have developed personal protective equipment (PPE) coveralls which are reusable for up to 80 washes.
KG Denim has developed personal protective equipment (PPE) coveralls which are reusable for up to 80 washes. Speaking to news agencies, company officials said, “These PPE coveralls have been designed such that they have the ability to recharge chlorine in fabric for nearly 80 washes. It has anti-microbial certification from SITRA.”
“Disinfecting properties of chlorine is built in our fabric and is active on its surface for two weeks. On washing, chlorine is absorbed again by the fabric giving it anti-microbial facility. Property available in the fabric in first wash is available even after 80 washes,” they said.
The PPE kits which are presently being used are not reusable, and can be used only for one day. The used PPE have to be incinerated, but many times have been simply disposed in the garbage, which can create serious problems.
“Our technology binds chlorine with the fabric and kills 99.5% of many common bacteria and virus. We have the capacity of producing 15,000 metres of these anti-viral fabrics,” the company said.