Fitesa introduces silver ion-containing spunlaid product that inactivates coronavirus

PORTO ALEGRE, BRAZIL, January 7, 2021-

Following a series of investments to support the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, Fitesa announces the expansion of its antiviral product line with a material that inactivates 99% of coronavirus within 15 minutes of contact. By the end of 30 minutes, the tested sample showed 99.9% of the virus inactivated. Tests were conducted by UNICAMP in November 2020 with the MHV strain of coronavirus, the same genus and family of SARS-CoV-2 (originator of COVID-19), SARS-CoV-1 and MERS.

Fitesa® Shield AV nonwovens have silver ions in its structure. The process technology secures a lasting effect throughout the product’s lifecycle. The treatment is non-toxic, meets all FDA and European Union requirements and does not impact any other physical or chemical product properties.

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