Dr. Seyyedarash haddadi has developed an antimicrobial, antiviral cloth coating face masks. (Submitted photo)
A Kelowna researcher creates an antiviral cloth coating face masks
The coating will be applied to millions masksSold worldwide
A breakthrough treatment was developed by a Kelowna researcher face masks that’s up to 99 per cent effective in reducing the transmission of viruses and bacteria.
Seyyedarash haddadi is a postdoctoral fellow at UBC Okanagan School of Engineering. Haddadi was an anti-erosion researcher for metal surfaces prior to the pandemic. He decided to use his graphene research when the pandemic struck. virus prevention.
The coating is made from graphene oxide, silver and other metals. Only 300 grams of the coating are required. face masksThis makes it an economical solution. The compound is free from solvents and toxic chemicals. The coating has been approved and will soon apply to millions of cloths by Health Canada face masksSold worldwide
Haddadi collaborated with Zentek, an Ontario company that specializes on the commercialization and marketing of nanomaterials to develop the ZenGuard coating. Ontario-based Zentek was the first company to sell the coating. maskTreborRX Corp was founded in this year.
Zentek will also invest $6 million in its own manufacturing capacity to produce enough antimicrobial coatings for up to 800,000,000 people. face masksEach month starting in the new year.
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