PARTNER NEWS: Novara technology and HeiQ Viroblock NPJ03 aid medical textile production

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To help safeguard healthcare workers and citizens in the current coronavirus crisis, Alchemie Technology have partnered with HeiQ to use the new Novara digital precision coating technology to provide innovative and scalable application of HeiQ Viroblock NPJ03 anti-viral coating (HeiQ Viroblock) for personal protective equipment manufacture.

“Novara digital precision coating technology has been used to coat PPE fabric with the HeiQ Viroblock to address critical medical textile manufacture” said Dr Simon Kew Managing Director at Alchemie Technology. “We are pleased to work with HeiQ to coat fabrics with HeiQ Viroblock and support the global efforts to combat COVID-19”.

Novara digital fabric coating technology digitally applies HeiQ Viroblock which has been tested to ISO 18184 and has been demonstrated to be antiviral on treated mask material. Alchemie’s Novara technology delivers high precision 2D patterned coating, with one or two-sided functional HeiQ Viroblock coatings applied at 1.8 m wide. Novara combines the throughput of conventional coating technologies with the precision of digital, enabling HeiQ Viroblock to be applied with unparalleled precision, all controlled with real-time digital data.

This digital approach to applying the HeiQ Viroblock textile coatings brings limitless flexibility to functional coatings for technical textiles. Novara uses Alchemie’s own proprietary digital application technology, which have been specifically designed for jetting high-viscosity coatings. Novara is also much faster than conventional coating methods with coating speeds of the Novara between 25 and 50m/min of 1.8m wide production fabric rolls, delivering over 5000 square meters per hour.

For further information, please contact:
Alchemie Technology Ltd
Phone: (+44) 1223 751644

About Alchemie Technology

Founded Alchemie Technology is reinventing manufacturing with the industrial-scale implementation of digitally-defined materials science technology platforms. Inspired by digital ink-jet printing, Alchemie is pioneering the application of digital fabrication technologies to a significantly broader range of materials, ranging from high viscosity liquids to solid powders. Alchemie’s technology is finding applications in a wide range of industries – ranging from textiles to pharmaceuticals – unlocking the benefits of digital manufacturing to enable step-changes in productivity, flexibility, waste reduction and delivering breakthrough new product design opportunities. Alchemie Technology’s textile solutions: Endeavour Waterless Smart Dyeing and Novara Digital Precision Coatings are breakthrough technologies that deliver radical productivity improvements, product innovation opportunities and dramatically reduce the environmental impact of dyeing and finishing operations.