Coronavirus outbreak may change the way we live if not the way we breathe or what we breathe. But the outbreak of virus has forced us to spend most of our time indoors and this has necessitated us to maintain/improve the quality of the air we breathe in at home as for most of us our home will be our place of work too. No wonder, innovations are taking place to find out ways and means to improve indoor air quality and as a result today we can have home furnishing fabrics which are antiviral and air purifying.
Swiss textile innovator HeiQ is a leader in textile innovation creating some of the most effective, durable and high-performance textile technologies in the market today. Most of the products are critical for today’s environment like anti-viral, anti-bacterial, odour controlled and air purifying.
Fortunately, most of these products now you can see in India because of their partnership with D’décor, a leading Indian home fabrics manufacturer. D’Decor Home Fabrics has entered into an exclusive partnership with HeiQ to launch ViroGuard by D’Decor and AeroFresh by D’Decor. ViroGuard by D’Decor, powered by HeiQViroblock is an antiviral range of home textile products. Fabrics treated with HeiQViroblock have been previously tested effectively against coronavirus, influenza, avian flu, swine flu, and respiratory syncytial virus and achieves 99.99 per cent reduction of the virus.
ViroGuard aims to destroy viruses and bacteria within a short time and last long on the fabric. D’Decor Home Fabrics will offer upholstery fabrics, curtain fabrics, and bedding with this technology. AeroFresh by D’Decor, powered by HeiQ Fresh, is an air-purifying function that uses UV light to improve indoor air quality. Indoor air hygiene has been a major growing concern with increasing risk of human health hazards, and indoor air contains volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that are released from household furnishing, carpets, glues, cleaning sprays, aerosols, flooring, etc.
D’Decor Home Fabrics has adopted HeiQ Fresh, HeiQ’s breakthrough air-purifying textile technology on their custom-made curtains to help users improve indoor air quality. It works by turning any textile surface into an air-purifying surface by immobilizing the VOC molecules in the air and then decomposing them using light. It works quickly (within 24 hours) and lasts up to 20 washes. D’Decor Home Fabrics is the world’s largest maker of woven upholstery and curtain fabrics. Founded in 1999, they are proud to be ‘globally local’, understanding the aesthetic sensibilities of every country their products are used in.