Published: 24th May 2020
IIT Ropar researchers develop synthetic material for anti-microbial coatings on PPE kits
These materials are non-volatile in nature with no foul smell, possess very high anti-microbial activities, and have high shelf life on different metallic or non-metallic surfaces
A team at IIT Ropar has developed noble synthetic materials for anti-microbial coatings on PPE kits, spray for disinfecting tunnels and for fogging purpose.
Accoring to an IIT Ropar statement here on Saturday, the team of Dr Narinder Singh, Prof C Raman Suri, Prof Harpreet Singh and Mr Amanpreet Singh has developed two types of coatings - Hydrophilic and Hydrophobic - and one can use them based upon the area of application.
The hydrophilic materials are primarily meant for fogging and spray on walls among others, while hydrophobic materials are specifically designed for coatings on PPE, hospitals and furniture. These materials are non-volatile in nature with no foul smell, possess very high anti-microbial activities, and showing high shelf life on different metallic or non-metallic surfaces, the statement said.
Pertinently, materials have excellent physico-chemical properties, which authenticate their applications under broad range of temperature and varied environmental conditions. The team has tested the materials against broad range of microbes and has established the mechanism of action of materials.
The institute is filing the IPR, several private companies have already contacted the institute and technology is transferred to E2H TECHNOLOGIES LLP under non-exclusive licensing. The institute will provide the non-exclusive technology transfer to other companies as well. The same team is also developing the rapid test kit for the diagnosis of COVID-19 patients.