CenturyPly announces application of Virokill technology
Employed in its manufacturing process, the technology will kill 99.99% viruses and is a one-of-its-kind initiative in the wood panel industry
Century Plyboards has come out with a pioneering solution in the wood panel industry. The brand has announced the use of nano technology in manufacturing of its plywood and laminate products. The highly activated and energised nanoparticles physically rupture and kill viruses that come in contact with it. It has been tested and certified under Antiviral Efficacy Test as per ISO 21702:2019 international standard by Biotech Testing Services (BTS) Mumbai. The certification declares an efficiency of 99.99% in killing viruses.
The nanoparticles are effective throughout the lifetime of the furniture since the particles are embedded in the polymer matrix system. Currently, CenturyPly is using Virokill technology in the manufacturing of Architect ply, Architect plus, Club prime/710 plus, Bond 710/Pro710, WIN MR, IS:710 Marine for plywood range, Club Prime, Bond 710, Win MR for Block boards, Century Laminates (1 mm), Natural Veneer (Natzura woods) and entire teak range.
Commenting on the launch, Keshav Bhajanka, executive director, CenturyPly, said, “Since February, during the onset of the COVID pandemic in our country, we have been trying to provide a solution to our consumers to make them feel safe in their homes. I am glad that our technology has been certified to offer our customers, laminates and ply that kills 99.99% of the viruses it comes in contact with. The addition of technology adds another feather to the already existing expertise of CenturyPly as a provider of innovative solutions in home decorative space."