WEKO (Weitmann & Konrad GmbH & Co. KG), a leading German supplier of industrial application systems for surface finishing, together with Polygiene will offer solutions for applying Polygiene ViralOff as a spray of microdroplets. The new process will save up to 80 per cent of water, 80 per cent of chemistry and 90 per cent of drying energy.
The machines and application solutions will be sold to existing and new customers which include numerous leading textile treatment and manufacturing mills. This means Polygiene will further reinforce its presence in the whole value chain, from branded consumer and professional products brand labels to its partners on the manufacturing side, a WEKO press release said.
“We see the demand for ViralOff in the market, and we wanted to bring our expertise in applications to make this technology even better. The savings in water, energy and chemical footprint are more than substantial. We also give perfect repeatability of the application, which is important when promising the >99 per cent virus reduction of ViralOff,” said Tobias Schurr, sales and marketing director at WEKO.
“ViralOff is as much a sustainability initiative as it is a part of battling the current and future pandemics,” said Mats Georgson, CMO at Polygiene. “With ViralOff you can skip maybe 80 per cent of washes – there is no “just in case” reasons. And that will save so much on the environment. Now with WEKO we can realise dramatic savings in the production side too. And while this application method is not as dry as my puns, it uses only 20 per cent of the water of conventional methods.”