N9 WORLD TECHNOLOGIES & CONSOLIDATED PATHWAYS INTRODUCE VIROBAN – SWISS ANTIVIRAL AND ANTIMICROBIAL TECHNOLOGY
Business Of Fashion|September 2020
N9 World Technologies Pvt Ltd, India has signed an agreement with Consolidated Pathways Inc, USA to incorporate unique Swiss antiviral and antimicrobial technologies into sustainable and cost-effective custom blends for the textile finishing industry.
Surabhi Khosla

Consolidated Pathways, a brand and technical representative for Sanitised products, supports the advancement of the trusted Sanitised Quality Seal and related branding concepts to the global textile industry.

With this partnership, N9 is utilising USEPA and EU BPR registered Antimicrobials in its antibacterial and antiviral custom blends. Now N9’s special offering, VIROBAN will provide antiviral performance bringing proven hygiene function and much-needed material protection to the textile industry.

Focusing on this momentous importance of the partnership, the discussion offered a preview of the new textile finishing products N9 will be launching, with special emphasis on their differential sustainability and performance, and also on how these products will add tremendous value to the global textile industry. The discussion was moderated by Surabhi Khosla, Managing Editor, IMAGES Group.

The panelists include:

Vikram D Rao, MD, N9 World Technologies

Ganesh Srinivasan, CEO, Resil Chemicals

James W. (Jim) Krueger, CEO, Consolidated Pathways

Dr Robert A. (Bob) Monticello, President, Consolidated Pathways

Manish Khambe, Head of Business Development, N9 World Technologies

Prem Sadhwani, Business Development Director, Consolidated Pathways

Excerpts from the discussion:

Tell us about N9 World Technologies Pvt Ltd. What is the core business of your company?

Ganesh Srinivasan: N9WTPL is an innovative specialty materials company committed to offering unique patented next-generation technologies in the hygiene, comfort and wellness space. N9WTPL products offer differentiated value and cost-effective sustainable solutions to our customers and consumer brands. The core business of N9WTPL is textile finishes that provide functional features to apparel that benefits end users.

What kind of products and solutions are you offering to the textile industry?

Ganesh Srinivasan: N9WTPL offers in its hygiene space, globally compliant antimicrobial and antiviral technologies. Under the comfort space temperature control technologies are popular such as, quick drying and cooling technologies. Under the wellness space consumers are protected from dangerous UV rays, skin moisture management and capsulated actives technologies.

Our products like N9 Pure Silver have won several innovation awards including Indian President award. These functional finishes have patronage of over 150 Indian & Global brands in diverse segments like innerwear, active wear, casual wear, home textiles & uniforms.

Tell us in detail about the partnership between N9 World Technologies Pvt Ltd, Consolidated Pathways of USA and Sanitized AG of Switzerland.

Vikram Rao: N9 World Technologies Pvt Ltd., India has signed agreements with Consolidated Pathways Inc., USA and Sanitized AG, Switzerland to incorporate unique Swiss antiviral and antimicrobial technologies into sustainable and cost-effective custom blends for the textile industry. With this partnership we will be able to offer proven hygiene solutions to the textile industry.

James Krueger: We are excited to partner with N9 as we work together with global brands to increase their sourcing from India. Consolidated Pathways has teamed up with N9 to provide the world’s leading polymer antimicrobials that will be an important component of consumer textiles all over the globe, providing unmatched safety and performance.

Tell us more about Consolidated Pathways & Sanitized AG.

Dr Robert Monticello: Consolidated Pathways is a Technical Representative and Brand Ambassador for Sanitized AG of Switzerland and supports the advancement of the trusted Sanitized® Quality Seal and related branding concepts to the global textile industry. Sanitized AG has been performing pioneering work and developing innovative, effective and safe technologies for antimicrobial treatment since 1935. Sanitized® is a brand name and a seal of confidence which provides consumers with confidence in the textile products they buy. Sanitized and Consolidated Pathways teamed up to focus on the further development of non-leaching polymer antimicrobial technologies in addition to fundamental, non-biocidal surface modification technologies that prevent bacterial attachment to surfaces. Our expertise in this area is unsurpassed and it is exciting to work together to provide a level of protection that consumers will be able to recognize and appreciate.

What is the significance of the Sanitized® Quality Seal?

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