VIROBAN: A new revolution
The Textile magazine|October 2020
In this interview, Robert (Bob) A. Monticello (PhD), President, Consolidated Pathways, Inc.; James W. Krueger, CEO, Consolidated Pathways, Inc.; Vikram D. Rao, Managing Director, N9 World Technologies; and Ganesh Srinivasan, CEO, Resil Chemicals share details about VIROBAN, which is very effective against the enveloped and non-enveloped viruses and has been proven to reduce infective viruses by 99.99% when tested under ISO 18184

To begin with, could you tell us more about Consolidated Pathways and 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 AG and Consolidated Pathways teamed up to focus on the further development of non-leaching polymer antimicrobial technologies. 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 recognise and appreciate.

What is the significance of Sanitized® Quality Seal?

James Krueger: Along with the antibacterial benefits of Sanitized AG’s technologies, they have been proven to provide antiviral benefits to textile products as well. Since the global consumer has been trained by the local government and media to sanitize their hands and surfaces in their homes, the Sanitized® brand clearly communicates what consumer data shows is of greatest interest to consumers and what test data shows Sanitized products actually provide – added protection.

Could you elaborate about the new technology that you are launching in India?

Dr. Robert Monticello: We offer a unique organofunctional polymer-based antiviral technology that is durable. This technology is marketed under the umbrella brand VIROBAN. VIROBAN N9 XTS-18 is very effective against the enveloped and non-enveloped viruses. This technology is proven to reduce infective viruses by 99.99% when tested under ISO 18184 and the polymers are designed to have high compatibility with textiles. Our VIROBAN N9 XTS-18 creates a highly-cationic charge density on the textile’s surface, deactivating the spread of the virus and bacteria on contact. The technology is designed to act quickly to prevent the transmission of viruses.

What are the unique advantages of the solutions offered by N9 World Technologies and more particularly VIROBAN? What are the advantages and why should a customer consider partnering with you, considering there are many organisations offering similar solutions globally?

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