Your copper-coated COVID-killing face masks have arrived

COVID-killing face masks? Yep, you learn that proper.

PPK Group (ASX:PPK) has partnered with Xefco to create a brand new three way partnership firm Survivon Ltd which can instantly begin producing anti-viral, antibacterial face masks.

An impartial research by the Peter Doherty Institute for An infection and Immunity confirmed that the ultra-thin nano-scale coating of 99.95% pure copper can inactivate SARS-CoV-2 (the virus related to COVID-19) in as little as 5 minutes.

PPK is most frequently related to Boron Nitride Nanotubes (BNNT), however the firm is at all times looking out for brand new alternatives in breakthrough applied sciences.

It has a variety of spin-off applied sciences and has materials stakes in Li-S power batteries, Craig Worldwide Ballistics and White Graphene.

Plus, Xefco’s know-how was developed in partnership with Deakin College – who PPK have a number of joint ventures with – so it’s a no brainer that the 2 firms would be a part of forces.

Masks might be wanted within the long-term

Talking with Stockhead, PPK govt chairman Robin Levison stated Deakin launched the corporate to Xefco and so they instantly appreciated what they noticed.

“We just like the know-how, we just like the folks there, and we thought that we had some complementary talent units that can work rather well collectively,” he stated.

“We’re probably not considering alternatives which can be purely Australian or Australasian based mostly.

“We expect the copper masks has sturdy world alternative – and that’s what excited us in regards to the alternative to three way partnership with Xefco.

“We’ve got a thesis that, sadly, masks carrying goes to be with us for a very long time to return not directly, form or kind.

“It’s not one thing that can go away in a single day, and we see the copper know-how as a world alternative we are able to develop into.”

Manufacturing manufacturing unit already up and working

Levison stated that as quickly as the corporate recognised the chance, they acquired Masks Innovation Pty Ltd for round $1.6 million – which might be transferred to Survivon to facilitate the speedy transfer into manufacturing of the masks.

“Once we noticed the chance, we had been fortunate sufficient to have the ability to buy an current manufacturing manufacturing unit that has TGA approval,” he stated.

“PPK owns that facility however we’ve put the underlying manufacturing enterprise into the three way partnership.

“So, we’re in a position to manufacture and promote product from day one.”

The ability on the Gold Coast is already producing N95/R2 (on a regular basis use) and three-ply surgical (molded to a face) masks, so Survivon may have manufacturing capability of round 5 million masks monthly.

The intention might be to begin producing the copper-coated masks and doubtlessly improve capability.

Survivon may also look to license the know-how to worldwide producers around the globe.



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