Starting from CoronaOvens to lotions and protective fabric, the fear of the novel virus has given an impetus to the demand for such products, said companies which make them.
Log9 Materials, the maker of the CoronaOven, an UV based device which can sanitise everyday items like grocery, electronics and masks, said it has sold more than 8,000 units in India and other countries like France, Indonesia, the UK in the last few months.
The Bangalore based start up which was focused on research and development on applications of graphene, has generated more revenue from Corona related products in the last few months compared to the last 4 years put together.
The CoronaOven which has since been certified by the ICMR empanelled Lab CSIR-CSIO, ” has been deployed to important government offices such as the prime minister’s office, Niti Ayog and Army cantonments apart from the homes of several consumers,” said Akshay Singhal, founder, Log9 Materials.
With the pervasive preventive mindset, sale of products used for prevention of the disease such as masks, santizers and other innovative products saw an sharp rise.
Clensta, an IIT Delhi incubated start up, launched a Covid-19 protection lotion which claims to offer 99.9 percent virus protection for up to 24 hours.
The sale of the product which has been approved by the FDA and the ingredients comply with CDC and WHO guidelines has exceeded one lakh units, said Dr Puneet Gupta, chief executive of Clensta International.
Earlier this year Aditya Birla’s Peter England had announced the launch of its collection with virus and bacteria resistant properties. The brand has collaborated with Switzerland-based HeiQ, a global leader in textile innovation, to bring the virus blocking fabric technology to India.