A startup based in India has 3D printed a mask with anti-viral properties.

Thincr Technologies has incorporated anti-viral agents called virucides, which destroy viral particles on contact, into 3D-printed masks.

According to its developers, the masks are coated in a sodium olefin sulfonate mixture, which is a soap-forming agent that demonstrates both hydrophilic (water loving) and hydrophobic (water repelling) properties.

Reportedly, the coating disrupts the outer membrane of enveloped viruses. As such, the virucidal 3D-printed masks are capable of neutralizing COVID-19.

In addition to inactivating the COVID-19 virus, the coated masks demonstrated bacterial filtration efficiency over 95%.

For more information on the 3D-printed virucidal masks, watch the accompanying video that appears courtesy of Thincr Technologies.

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