They started the journey to do something novel for all, came up with Turkey’s first fabric that kills 99.99% of the Covid19
Fabric that eliminates 99.99% of the Covid-19 virus (SARS-CoV-2) on the surface has been successfully produced by Ebruzen Tekstil. Based in Bursa, Turkey; the company has been manufacturing technical and functional fabric for more than 15 years. Their new fabric passed recent laboratory and clinical tests performed with Covid-19 virus.
Textile Engineer Sadık Kutlucan, CEO of Ebruzen Textile commented on this great achievement with the following: ‘Our antiviral fabric, composed according to worldwide recognized standard of EN18184 monitoring antiviral activity in the textile industry, has been tested with Covid-19 virus. The fabric which we named as Neutron eradicated 99.99% of the Covid-19 virus on the surface within the first 2 hours of the clinical test under EN18184 standard. Tests performed with a couple of million Covid-19 virus being present. This remarkable achievement will be noted as an important milestone on the fight with Covid-19 virus.
“We are very happy and proud. The fabric we created has already spiked a huge interest in Turkey and abroad. Our first mission is to assist people of Turkey, especially health workers, who has been putting their lives at risk to save our lives. Our ultimate goal is though, to aid all humanity.” further added Kutlucan.
Crucial for the whole world, not only for Turkey
“There are already various types of fabrics that has antimicrobial and anti-viral qualities” points out Omer Tuncel, Sales and Product Manager of Ebruzen Tekstil and added “Chemicals used during manufacturing processes has to be certified by health authorities that there would be no harm to human health. Our Neutron fabric utilizes chemical that conform to both European Biocidal Products Regulations and Turkish Biocidal Product Directive.”
Neutron is the first fabric of its kind that has been tested to EN18184 standards in Turkey with the procedure performed with actual Covid-19 viruses. Tens of types of products around the world has been tested for antiviral purposes with H1N1 swine flu virus or with the feline coronavirus, the type of the coronavirus family found on cats; various well-known firms in the industry is known to do this practice.
Passing these types of tests with various types of virus may prove that those fabrics are indeed anti-viral however, it would not mean that they have Covid-19 virus (SARS-CoV-2) eliminating properties, at least definitely. Neutron stands out in that regard as there is a very firm and scientific evidence that it eradicates almost all Covid-19 activity on the fabric surface. This puts our fabric one step ahead of the competition.
Test results we obtained for Neutron is also a differentiating factor, our fabric kills 99.99% of all virus on the surface within 2 hours, which is a spectacular outcome as long as statistical consistency is concerned. Even rate of 99% gives a good impression to our customers, but when you look into rate of 99.99% you realize the success rate and therefore the effect is 100 times higher than the 99 percent.
Therefore, I advise that consumers pay attention to what kind of antiviral properties that the fabric possesses – checking whether the certification has been obtained with Covid-19 virus or not – and what is the rate of elimination of the virus on the surface. “
The goal is to serve humanity
Kutlucan reminded there would be opportunities on a global scale and said:
“Of course we would like to carry our success further to around the world; however we would need some kind of government assistance for mega-level plans. Turkey now has a tremendous chance to create a globally recognized brand, if we could use this opportunity well, we would a global manufacturer on antiviral fabrics and further we could present something novel for all humankind.”
Health Industry will breathe a sigh of relief with this fabric
One of the primary users of Neutron antiviral fabric is the health sector. From masks that are being used by doctors and the other health workers to all kinds of aprons, surgical and operational gowns, other types of washable garments, sheets; Neutron aims to be the rescuer.
CEO Kutlucan said “We observe that the health workers tend to put on more than one level of masks in order to protect themselves, they have the right reason for not to wear ‘only one mask’, we understand that. They could use masks made by our Neutron fabric as a shield to eliminate Covid-19 activity and therefore have a more peaceful working environment. As Ebruzen Tekstil, we value and prioritize this matter with the health sector”
Washable and reusable
Ebruzen Tekstil’s previous antiviral and antibacterial test results show Covid-19 proof Neutron fabric could retain the coating up to 20-30 washes. This means consumers will be able to machine wash the products over and over again. As fabric specific properties would not be lost, consumers can daily use the products, wash and clean them and use them again with peace of mind.
CEO Kutlucan reminded that they are working to obtain positive test results for even more washes by saying “By experience we can say that antiviral property of the fabric is only slightly decreases after repeated washes. We indeed are currently testing the Neutron fabric too see if it is still antiviral and Covid-19 proof even after 50 repeated washes. We expect to get the results in a short time”
Could be utilized for countless applications; from mask to apron, bedding to furniture surfaces
Ebruzen Tekstil’s Covid-19 eradicating quality and result is a first in Turkey. Antiviral fabric Neutron can be used in many different products including but not limited to; masks, workwear, bedding, curtains, furnitures, all kinds of apparel from t-shirts to blazers and home textile products. This kind of flexibility means a vital advantage in the fight with the Covid-19 Virus.
Could be used wherever there are people
Neutron’s eradicating 99.99% of the all Covid-19 in 2 hours means there it will earn itself a coveted spot in various industries. With the health industry being the priority, there is room for the Neutron as long as there is activity.
Neutron is ready to be the defense shield in the fight with Covid-19 Virus with being suitable to be used in countless applications such as masks, workwear as they cannot be washed as frequently as normal wear, uniforms worn by officials and officers, in dormitories, retirement homes, all types of home textile products, on seating surfaces of public transport vehicles and on all types of daily apparel.
This is a fight
Elif Tuncel, Marketing Manager of the company pointed out that they are for production under Neutron trademark and see the fabric as a shield for Covid-19 by saying “There will be only slight difference in price in comparison to regular antiviral fabric. Our purpose is to support Turkey in this fight with Covid19. Health of the people is more important than the profit, this is for our future, for our country and people. We strive to support this fight with our research and scientific approach.“