DIAT Pune develops biodegradable face mask and anti-microbial body suit
Published: August 15, 2020
The Defence Institute of Advanced Technology (DIAT) has developed a Nanofibres of Ayurvedic based Biodegradable face mask which acts as a virus neutralizer to resist against the bacteria/ virus. The mask has been named as ‘Pavitrapati’. Apart from this, an anti-microbial bodysuit has also been developed by the name of ‘Aushada Tara’.
According to the Transfer of Technology agreement of the product signed between DIAT and a textile company from Kolhapur, this has been manufactured in order to contain the spread of the COVID 19 virus. The company has launched its first-ever ayurvedic face mask for sale. These masks are available on all online platforms such as Amazon, Flipkart, etc.
About ‘Aushada Tara’
The agreement for this has also been signed between the DIAT and the same textile company, Siddheshwar Techtessile Private Limited. This suit has super-hydrophobic, breathing, anti-microbial, comfort feeling properties. The fabric material has been approved to fights against the deadly COVID 19 pandemic after it has cleared the splash resistant tests. These suits are being developed for medical hospitals, private companies, airlines and government agencies.