Sisecam Group has developed a special coating technology that neutralises viruses and bacteria on glass surfaces.
Testing and development processes are ongoing for the technology called “Antimicrobial V-Block Technology", which may also be effective against the coronavirus according to preliminary findings.
Sisecam Group will apply the technology primarily to its glassware products that will be sold across global markets after they are offered for sale in Turkey.
"We are proud to be the first glass producer in the world to apply this technology developed by Sisecam Science, Technology and Design Centre on our glassware products, said Professor Ahmet Kirman, Sisecam Group Vice Chairman and CEO.
“The Antimicrobial V-Block Technology was developed in a record time of two months thanks to the 45-year R&D experience of Sisecam Group.
“Once our special technology-treated products start to be used, following completion of the necessary official permission processes, we believe that consumers will be less concerned about their health in outdoor spaces such as hotels, cafes and restaurants.”
He added: “HORECA (hotel, restaurant, catering) industry will also be supported in terms of hygiene during the normalisation process through the application of the Antimicrobial V-Block Technology on Pasabahce products, Sisecam’s glassware brand.
“We strongly believe that consumers will be less concerned about their health in outdoor spaces such as hotels, cafes and restaurants after glassware products developed with Antimicrobial V-Block Technology start to be used.”