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DRDO Develops Innovative Sealant for PPEs to Fight Against COVID-19

Published on 2020-07-28. Author : SpecialChem

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DRDO Develops PPE with Seam Sealing Glue for Health Workers Fighting COVID-19India’s Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) has developed a sealant for bio suit to keep the medical, paramedical and other personnel engaged in combating COVID-19 safe from the deadly virus.

The bio suit production in India was being hampered due to non-availability of seam sealing tapes. DRDO has prepared a special sealant as an alternative to seam sealing tape based on the sealant used in submarine applications.

New Sealant is Game Changer for Textile Industry

Bio suits prepared using the new sealant has cleared test at Southern India Textile Research Association (SITRA) Coimbatore. The sealant is a game changer for the textile industry. The DRDO can mass produce the sealant through industry to support the seam sealing activity by suit manufacturers.

Scientists at various DRDO laboratories have applied their technical know-how and expertise in textile, coating and nanotechnology to develop the Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) having specific type of fabric with coating.

The suit has been subjected to rigorous testing for textile parameters as well as protection against synthetic blood. The protection against synthetic blood exceeds the criteria defined for body suits by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW). The DRDO is making all efforts to ensure that these suits are produced in large numbers and serve as robust line of defense for the medics, paramedics and other personnel in the front-line combating COVID-19.

Source: DRDO
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