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South Asia Textiles partners HeiQ materials AG

Produce specially treated fabric to be used for masks export:

South Asia Textiles Limited, a leading Sri Lankan textile manufacturer specialized in producing exceptional quality weft knitted fabric for leading brands across the globe and HeiQ Materials AG, a Swiss based global leader in textile innovation creating some of the most effective, durable and high-performance textile technologies are collaborating to produce a specially treated fabric to be used for masks exported to the US (United States of America).

South Asia Textiles’ knitted jersey fabric combined with HeiQ’s recently launched anti-viral and anti-microbial agent, HeiQ Viro block NPJ03 was commissioned by a high-quality US brand working in close collaboration with partners in the US.

Commenting on the partnership, Prithiv Dorai, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, South Asia Textiles Limited said, “We are excited about the partnership with HeiQ and are hopeful that we can positively contribute towards the need of the situation. Our versatility and the ability to manufacture new technology enabled material within a short span of time is our key strength. The fact that we were nominated and selected for this project is a testament to consistency and superior quality standards that we maintain at South Asia Textiles”.

South Asia Textiles, a subsidiary of Ambeon Holdings PLC, commenced its commercial operations in 2004. The company also specializes in Knitting, Dyeing, Finishing, Printing, Brushing, Sueding and Preshrunk fabric for leading global brands such as Victoria Secret, Next, Marks & Spencer, Tesco, Calvin Klein, Decathlon and Adidas.

“At a time when the world is battling to create a better place amidst current global pandemic, the Ambeon Group is pleased to be able to continue support towards the betterment of the people of Sri Lanka and the world,” stated Murali Prakash, Group Managing Director Ambeon Capital PLC and Ambeon Holdings PLC.

HeiQ is the global leader in textile innovation specializes in research, manufacturing and marketing of high-quality, high-performance textile finishing. The Swiss-based material science organization with offices, R&D centres and manufacturing facilities on four continents continues to serve brands and textile mills globally.

Compared to untreated face masks, HeiQ Viro block treated FFP2 face masks showed greatly reduced virus infectivity of key virus types: H1N1, H5N1, H7N9, Coronavirus (229E), and RSV in face mask testing.

Musa Raibin, VP South Asia Brandforce said, “The Team at South Asia Textiles is one of most skilled in the region, with the necessary openness and eagerness to pursue innovation at the right time. We had a seamless on boarding process with the finishing team going above and beyond to ensure that every requirement was met perfectly.”

South Asia Textiles’ strategic location, attention to detail and superior levels of client servicing continues to assure these global giants that it is a credible Sri Lankan source for quality textiles that maintains the highest international standards while, at the same time, supplying products fast via short lead times.


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