Voltas launches products to disinfect COVID-19 virus using ultraviolet light (UVC)
Voltas, in collaboration with its engineering partners, has been providing UV solutions for duct, air and surface disinfectants
Voltas, in response to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, has launched a new line of Ultraviolet Light (UVC) based surface disinfectant solutions in addition to the engineered UVC based air and duct disinfectant solutions that the company has been offering its consumers for the past several years. This is in line with the Tata Group’s commitment towards serving the community and making a positive social impact.
Voltas has always adopted a consumer-centric approach to fulfil India’s cooling and refrigeration requirements for residential and commercial applications. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has impacted individuals and organisations alike, forever changing the dynamics of human lifestyle through social distancing. Amidst all this, there are growing concerns about the myths of using of central air-conditioning systems in offices and commercial spaces, owing to suspicions that the virus is transmitted through AC vents.
Commenting on the launch of the UV-powered solutions, Pradeep Bakshi, MD & CEO, Voltas, said, “As the Indian economy recovers from the shock of COVID-19 and people resume work in the ‘new normal’, it is essential for organisations to give utmost priority to the health and safety of personnel and their families. We have always been committed to contributing to the health, comfort and well-being of the society and it is the need of the hour to develop solutions that curbs the pandemic that brought the entire world to a standstill. Our UV-powered offerings for duct, air and surface disinfectants complement the immediate and long-term need for safety in shared spaces like malls, waiting rooms and offices, thereby reiterating Voltas’ position as the leading HVAC brand that is always looking for ways to deliver the very best to the nation.”
The brand has led by example by prompt collaboration with its engineering partners to increase its portfolio of UVC based products to address the survival of the COVID-19 virus on surfaces. The new bouquet of products includes: RUKS CoiloTron, that ensures near total elimination of mould, fungi, and microbes on cooling coil and drain pan; HandHeld, which is a portable disinfection unit, designed for rapid sanitation of any surface; UV Cart System that is designed to deliver high germicidal intensity, adequate to sanitise the area and inactivate the micro-organisms in a short time; and RUKS GermiTron Ultraviolet Germicidal Irradiation (UGVI) System which can kill 90% of bacteria and virus, per pass. This indoor air quality and bactericidal management system has a scientifically proven design with computerised selection to assure delivery of specified or target kill rate.