Sri Lankan paint market sees introduction of VirusGuard+ to counter Covid 19 - Opportunity Sri Lanka
Sri Lankan paint market sees introduction of VirusGuard+ to counter Covid 19

Sri Lankan paint market sees introduction of VirusGuard+ to counter Covid 19

Nippon Paint has introduced a breakthrough in paint technology called VirusGuard+ in Sri Lanka.
Nippon Paint has been recognized as one of Asia’s leading paint and coatings manufacturers.
The Sri Lankan launch of the premium interior paint with antimicrobial properties was followed by the overwhelming reception in Singapore and Malaysia where it was first introduced in the latter part of 2020, local media reports stated.
The paint is enriched with copper (Cu+) IONsto offer optimum protection against the current Covid19 strain while being washable, stain resistant and having low VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds), local media reports stated.
VirusGuard+ contains no hazardous substances thus is suitable for commercial and public facilities as well as residences to eliminate surface contamination. Nippon Paint VirusGuard+ antibacterial paint has been clinically tested by third party laboratories and proven to be effective against human Coronaviruses and Feline Calicivirus (approved by EPA to replace Human Norovirus), the Daily FT reported.
Nippon Paint Head of Sales Mihiran Opatha has been quoted as saying, “We are excited to be the first paint brand to introduce not one but two virus-proofing solutions to the market: three-in-one MediFresh and VirusGuard+. While MediFresh which is a widely acclaimed innovative product offers protection from disease-causing microorganisms generally, VirusGuard+ has been optimised specifically to counter the COVID-19 virus. We are committed to delivering practical, effective and affordable solutions to everyday issues via paint; we rely on our exceptional R&D capabilities in this regard. VirusGuard+ can be applied over any pre-painted surface, offers excellent coverage and comes in 23 curated matte shades to choose from. We are confident this product will be a game changer.”

OSL take:

The global Covid 19 pandemic has also opened up many business/investment opportunities the world over. There have been many inventions covering many sectors during the pandemic. Sri Lanka has also seen many unique inventions that have now entered the local market and in some instances, the international market as well. Sri Lanka’s anti bacterial face masks and the masks with heart, pulse and oxygen level gauging were among those that received wide publicity. It is in this backdrop that the country’s manufacturing and exports sectors have shown a growth amidst the pandemic. The many trade agreements and concessions enjoyed by the country have further helped boost Sri Lanka’s manufacturing and exports sectors. Foreign businesses/investors could explore opportunities in investing in manufacturing some of Sri Lanka’s unique inventions and export them through the country’s trade deals.

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