Finally Zaber and Zubair (ZnZ) Fabrics Limited has launched its anti-Coronavirus fabrics at a press conference at its Dhaka office on 14 May.
With the technical support of two Swedish companies, ZnZ developed this special fabric and it took more than two months.
The treatment of the fabric had been tested and validated under test norm ISO 18184 and had regulatory coverage.
The fabric has been registered with different compliance bodies of the United States (US) and the European Union (EU), the company officials said.
“We have started sending the fabrics to our buyers in the US and the EU from the first week of this month and received good response from more than 100 buyers as of today,” said Anol Rayhan, the Senior Brand Manager of Z&Z.
ZnZ already has received an order of 15 lakh face masks made with the fabric from a UAE buyer named United Global Holdings. Five lakh of masks would be delivered before Eid-ul-Fitr and the rest after Eid.
That is indicating Bangladesh has an enormous opportunity in other untapped markets which is opening by this groundbreaking innovation by ZnZ.
“We hope at least 2000 of readymade garment factories in Bangladesh which are affected due to the corona-impact will be able to revive their businesses with this new fabric as the world need this solution,” said Anol Rayhan.
The fabric can be used to make personal protective equipment, masks and woven shirts.
Raashid Asraf Khan, Chief Marketing Officer of Z&Z commented that they are now producing this fabric by cotton yarn, polyester and viscose. But this is also possible to produce knit fabric in the same manner.
The fabrics are protected from all kinds of viruses and bacteria; wash durable, soft and breathable in 100% cotton and blends, and safe to the skin.
The microbes are blocked instantly and will be killed within 120 seconds, and with an assurance that it works 99.9%.
For the PPE fabrics, they are solvent and fluid repellent in 100% polyester composition, have high tensile and tear strength and are wash durable up to 20 washes.
ZnZ exports its fabrics to different markets, including the European Union, America, Canada and other North American countries.