Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has developed a bio suit to keep the medical, paramedical and other personnel engaged in combating COVID-19 safe from the deadly virus.
DRDO has developed this Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) having specific type of fabric with coating.
The DRDO has prepared a special sealant as an alternative to seam sealing tape based on the sealant used in submarine applications.
Presently, bio suits prepared using this glue for seam sealing by an industry partner has cleared test at Southern India Textile Research Association (SITRA) Coimbatore.
This can be a game changer for the textile industry. The DRDO can mass produce this glue through industry to support the seam sealing activity by suit manufacturers.
M/s Kusumgarh Industries is producing the raw material, coating material, with the complete suit being manufactured with the help of another vendor.
Source : The Hindu