HeiQ Viroblock technology proven to be effective against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid-19)*
Velona, a leading brand in the hygiene and clothing segment in Sri Lanka recently introduced the Velona Protect antiviral mask manufactured with HeiQ Viroblock NPJ03 technology which is among the first technologies in the world to be proven effective against SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19)*. HeiQ Viroblock NPJ03 Antiviral technology is certified as safe and scientifically proven to reduce 99.99% of human coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, along with other enveloped viruses and bacteria*.
This reusable mask is designed to impart enhanced protection against viruses and bacteria for the wearer as well as reduces possible transmission via droplets to the people around while it offers the maximum comfort a face mask could provide. Velona Protect Antiviral mask is a proud product of Sri Lanka manufactured with HeiQ Viroblock, a technology using cosmetic grade, bio-based and recycled ingredients which is highly effective, conducive and sustainable.
Velona Protect mask is subject to number of tests and according to Bureau Veritas, it ensures a bacterial filtration efficiency (BFE) of 98.3%. While the breathability requirement for masks is Pa/cm2 = <40, the Velona Protect mask surpasses this requirement by two times with a breathability of <20 Pa/cm2. In addition, this mask does not contain any harmful chemical such as formaldehyde or any other heavy metal such as lead, cadmium that adversely affect human health.
The Velona Protect mask with HeiQ Viroblock NPJ03 technology actively inhibits viruses and kills bacteria upon contact on the surface. As the first step, the silver technology in the HeiQ Viroblock treatment attracts the oppositely charged viruses and binds them permanently to their inherent Sulphur groups. Secondly, the vesicle technology then helps to deplete the viral membrane of its cholesterol content in minutes, thereby allowing the silver to destroy the virus rapidly.
“We are happy to introduce Velona Protect mask along with one of the world’s leading antiviral treatments to ensure maximum safety and comfort for the users. As a brand that always pays heed to customers’ safety and environmental sustainability, Velona has a great track record of hygiene solutions which are tested from renowned institutions and constantly accomplish the necessary regulatory compliances.” shared Dr. Gehan De Soysa, Chairman – Threadworks (Pvt.) Ltd.
Most of the masks available in the market are basic textile masks which do not specify their filtration efficiency and high filtration masks like N95 on the other hand can be quite uncomfortable to wear for extended periods. These difficulties require users to constantly touch the mask and face, adjust it or even remove the mask several times, thereby, making it counterproductive. Velona Protect antiviral mask is the ideal alternative, which provides high breathability and high filtration, but most importantly traps and kills viruses and bacteria.
Velona Protect Antiviral mask contains two trap and kill layers treated with HeiQ Viroblock NPJ03 technology and comes with a soft elasticated ear loop providing comfort for the wearer. The users are advised to gently hand wash the mask in cold water without using powerful detergents. The HeiQ Viroblock NOJ03 technology remains fully effective up to 15 washes, which enables users to re-use the mask for several days which is economically beneficial as well.
The regulatory compliances associated with HeiQ Viroblock NPJ03 technology are EU BPR and EU REACH, and the main active ingredient is registered with US TSCA and US EPA. HeiQ Viroblock NPJ03 technology is also OEKOTEX® certified, ZDHC and bluesign® homologized and INCI cosmetic grade.
*Data provided by HeiQ, based on testing conducted on a variety of materials.