Antimicrobial glassware production initiated in Turkey
Sisecam has completed the approval and certification process from the Turkish Ministry of Health for its special V-Block coating technology that neutralises viruses and bacteria.
The company plans to commence mass production of glassware products treated with the technology at the start of 2021.
The technology neutralises viruses and bacteria on glass surfaces, to support the battle against the Covid-19 pandemic.
The results of tests conducted by laboratories in Turkey authorised by the Ministry of Health have confirmed that the innovative technology is effective against many different viruses and bacteria, including the coronavirus.
This technology will primarily be used on select glassware products in Sisecam’s beverage and tabletop products group.
In a statement, Sisecam Vice Chairman and CEO Professor Ahmet Kırman expressed excitement at the company becoming the first global glass producer to apply V-Block technology developed by the Sisecam Science, Technology and Design Center on glassware products. “We believe that people will become less anxious about their health during the current pandemic thanks to the antimicrobial V-Block technology. This groundbreaking innovation serves our vision of being a company that makes a difference with its technologies and brands by developing creative solutions.”