Şişecam has completed the approval and certification process from the Ministry of Health for its V-Block coating technology that neutralises viruses and bacteria.
Sisecam plans to commence mass production of glassware products treated with Antimicrobial V-Block Technology at the start of 2021, with the product initially offered for sale in Turkey.
Şişecam developed the V-Block coating technology, which neutralises viruses and bacteria on glass surfaces, to support the battle against the Covid-19 pandemic.
The formula is applied on products via chemical vapor deposition under high temperatures during production. Due to its active nature, the coating is also ideal for use in spaces with high-contamination risk, such as hotels, restaurants, cafes, hospitals and cafeterias, as well as household use.
The results of tests conducted by laboratories in Turkey authorised by the Ministry of Health have confirmed that the technology is effective against many different viruses and bacteria, including the coronavirus.
This technology will primarily be used on select glassware products in Şişecam’s beverage and tabletop products group.
Results of tests conducted by laboratories in Turkey authorised by the Ministry of Health have confirmed that glassware products treated with Antimicrobial V-Block Technology are:
- 99.5% effective against Staphylococcus Aureus, Escherichia Coli bacteria,
- 94.1% effective against the Covid-19 (SARS-CoV-2) virus,
- 90% effective against Human Coronavirus 229E and Bovine Coronavirus,
- 99% effective against Poliovirus Type 1
- 99.5% effective against Adenovirus Type 5 and Murine Norovirus
In his statement, Şişecam Vice Chairman and CEO Prof. Ahmet Kirman, expressed excitement on the company becoming the first global glass producer to apply V-Block Technology on glassware products.
He said: “We believe that people will become less anxious about their health during the current pandemic thanks to the Antimicrobial V-Block Technology.
“This ground breaking innovation serves our vision of being a company that makes a difference with its technologies and brands by developing creative solutions."