Development of antiviral cvc (Chief value cotton) fabric

Wen Yi Wang, Sui Lung Yim, Chun Ho Wong, Chi Wai Kan

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The outbreak of COVID-19 has already generated a huge societal, economic and political losses worldwide. The present study aims to investigate the antiviral activity of Poly(hexamethylene biguanide) hydrochloride (PHMB) treated fabric against COVID-19 by using the surrogate Feline coronavirus. The antiviral analysis indicated that up to 94% of coronavirus was killed after contacting the CVC fabric treated with PHMB for 2 h, which suggests that PHMB treated fabric could be used for developing protective clothing and beddings with antiviral activity against coronavirus and can play a role in fighting the transmission of COVID-19 in the high-risk places.

Original languageEnglish
Article number2601
Issue number16
Publication statusPublished - 2 Aug 2021


  • Antibacterial agent
  • Coronavirus
  • CVC fabric
  • PHMB
  • Protective clothing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics


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