A Transfer of Technology (ToT) between Defence Institute of Advanced Technology (DIAT) and Siddheshwar Techtessile Pvt. Ltd., Maharashtra was signed last year (June 2020) for the development of nanofibres for Ayurveda-based biodegradable face mask named “Pavitrapati” that acts as a virus neutraliser to resist against Covid-19.
The Pavitrapati face mask was made by incorporating herbal extracts like neem oil, turmeric, krishna tulsi, ajwain, black pepper, gum arabic, clove, sandalwood, and saffron in the fibre that provides antibacterial and anti-viral properties. This technology has proved that a non-woven membrane between the woven fabrics supports to block droplets, splashes, sprays, bacteria, and viruses. The 3-layered mask provides antiviral potential because of the interaction of extract to inhibit viral neutralisation.
SiddheshwarTechtessile Pvt Ltd, who manufactured this product at a large scale are getting consistent demands and positive feedback from the retailers and lakh of customers. They said that they are glad to contribute to containing the spread of Covid-19 with the launch of this product.
As a token of gesture, the company extended a royalty amount of approximately Rs 2 lakh to DIAT against the profit made by the product. The Vice-Chancellor appreciated the gesture and congratulated the company for its efforts. He said the ToT, which helped in saving lives and created job opportunities leading to “Atmanirbhar Bharat”, is a commendable effort by the industry.
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