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Textile Today launches Swiss Technology ‘HeiQ Viroblock’ treated mask and other protective products

HeiQ Viroblock is an intelligent Swiss technology that is added to the fabric and has been proved to be 99.99% effective against viruses including SARS-CoV 2

Bangladesh Textile Today jointly with APS Group developed functional masks using HeiQ Viroblock NPJ03 technology by the Swiss innovator HeiQ, which is a leader in textile innovation creating some of the most effective, durable and high-performance textile effects in the market today.

Figure 1: On behalf of APS Group Md. Shamim Reza (left), MD signed the agreement. While from Bangladesh Textile Today, ASM Tareq Amin, Founder & CEO signed the MoU.

After testing the effectivity of the mask in an internationally recognized laboratory, it was found that the fabric of the mask is 99.78% effective in deactivating microbes even after 20 wash at 30 degrees Celsius.

HeIQ Viroblock technology which is proven to deactivate viruses by up to 99.99% including SARS-CoV 2 at their laboratory.

The HeiQ Viroblock NPJ03 is a formulation that contains a minute amount of recycled silver active ingredient and fatty liposome vesicle components. It is EU REACH and US FIFRA compliant, OEKOTEX® certified, ZDHC and bluesign® homologized. The technology has been proven to be cosmetic grade and suitable for application close to face contacts.

The mask is produced in a Bangladesh based innovation-driven company APS Group under the collaboration of Textile Today Innovation Hub. The manufacturing facility is FDA and CE certified and has been producing and exporting high-quality garments to top global brands.

The masks are also has been tested in Bangladesh government approved laboratory and proved to block Bacteria (BFE) close to 98% which reaches the mask equivalent to Type II and Type IIR grade medical or surgical mask. The report also showed that the mask’s virus filtration capacity (PFE) is about 86% or more taking the mask equivalent to FFP 2 grade respiratory mask.

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Figure 2: AVAB Classic M99- suitable for heavy public interaction mask.

As the masks are made of knitted structures, these are comfortable, reusable and mostly biodegradable. The masks are cost-effective, a calculation showed that the daily cost of using the mask is only about BDT 2.67.

More details of the mask can be found here.


The following are the Masks which are being developed by Textile Today and APS Group. In future different ranges of protective and active wears will also be launched in the market under the same scheme.

Antiviral and antibacterial mask ranges:

  1. AVAB Classic M99- suitable for heavy public interaction, i.e. for at the front line except for a medical purpose.
  2. AVAB Protection M99- medical-grade, suitable for front liners.
  3. AVAB Active M99- better outlook, suitable for light activities while using.
  4. AVAB Fashion M99- with neck loops, suitable for the fashionable application.

Textile Today has an agreement with APS Group for branding, promotion, sales and distribution of the above-mentioned ranges in the Bangladesh market.

Textile Today is a Bangladesh based international textile media and knowledge network creating innovative solutions for its partners for better profitability and better market placement.

If anyone has any feedback or input regarding the published news, please contact: info@textiletoday.com.bd

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