Duraprot Technology that cross-links anti-bacterial and anti-viral components on to textile fibres.

The Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (IIT-B) has developed a wash-resistant coating for textiles—called Duraprot Technology—that cross-links anti-bacterial and anti-viral components on to textile fibres. The coating is retained after several wash cycles and has been tested for 20 washes, a prerequisite as per textile standards.

IIT-B has filed two patents for the technology. The team at IIT-B has developed the coating for masks, gloves, medical textiles like hospital gowns,
bed sheets and consumer products like socks and undergarments. The efficacy of the coating has been tested against samples of the Sars-Cov-2 virus in the laboratory.

Duraprot is licensed to Ants Innovations for commercialization.