While steps towards normalization in the context of the global pandemic have accelerated all over the world, Şişecam Group has developed a special coating technology that neutralizes viruses and bacteria on glass surfaces, thus introducing a solution that will significantly contribute to the battle against the pandemic. Testing and development processes are ongoing for the technology called as „Antimicrobial V-Block Technology” that is also effective against the coronavirus according to preliminary findings.
Şişecam Group will apply the revolutionary technology primarily to its glassware products that will be sold across global markets after they are offered for sale in Turkey. Thus, „Antimicrobial V-Block Technology” will provide a crucial contribution to the normalization process.
We are proud to be the first glass producer in the world to apply this technology developed by Şişecam Science, Technology and Design Center on our glassware products. The Antimicrobial V-Block Technology was developed in a record time of two months thanks to the 45-year R&D experience of Şişecam Group. Once our special technology-treated products start to be used, following completion of the necessary official permission processes, we believe that consumers will be less concerned about their health in outdoor spaces such as hotels, cafes and restaurants, Prof. Ahmet Kırman, Şişecam Group Vice Chairman and CEO, said in his statement.
A global player in glass and chemicals production, Şişecam Group has developed a pivotal invention with the goal of contributing to the battle against the pandemic. Having developed a special coating that neutralizes viruses and bacteria on glass surfaces thanks to its long-standing innovation culture and superior R&D capabilities, Şişecam broke new ground by applying this technology on glassware products through its production capacity.
Patent processes were initiated upon completion of laboratory tests related to the formula and application method of the „Antimicrobial V-Block Technology”, developed by Şişecam with the goal of preventing the growth and spread of viruses and bacteria on glassware, which could further spread through physical contact.
The glassware products to be equipped with the special technology developed by Şişecam Science, Technology and Design Center, one of the world’s leading R&D centers in its field, will first roll out in Turkey, to be followed later by the entire world. Şişecam’s technology that will help reduce the contamination risk of the pandemic will contribute to the normalization process.
Neutralizes viruses and bacteria on glass surfaces
The revolutionary V-Block Technology developed by the Şişecam Science, Technology and Design Center offers hygiene 24/7 thanks to its special formula and application technique. Due to its active nature, the formula, which is applied on products under high temperatures during production, is also ideal for spaces with high-contamination risk such as hotels, restaurants, cafes, hospitals and refectories, as well as household use. The Antimicrobial V-Block Technology has successfully passed food contact tests, and neutralizes viruses and bacteria on glass surfaces. Independent institutions have certified that glass products coated with Antimicrobial
V-Block Technology prevent the growth and spread of many different viruses and bacteria such as Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli bacteria, Bacteriophage, Feline calicivirus (FCV), Adenovirus, Canine parvovirus, Hepatitis A Virus, Herpes Simplex Virus, Influenza A, Murine Norovirus, Poliovirus, Rhinovirus, Rotavirus and Vaccinia virus. Testing and development processes are ongoing for the technology that is proven to be effective against the coronavirus according to preliminary findings. Paşabahçe products produced with this technology preserve all their high-quality characteristics such as color, transparency and light transmission. Thus, hygiene and maximum protection are guaranteed, without compromising consumer pleasure from using the products.