Şişecam Group has developed a coating that neutralizes viruses and bacteria on glass surfaces. The company currently is applying this technology on glassware products through its production capacity but plans to apply it to architectural glass in the future.

Patent processes were initiated upon completion of laboratory tests related to the formula and application method of the “Antimicrobial V-Block Technology,” developed by Şişecam with the goal of preventing the growth and spread of viruses and bacteria on glassware, which could further spread through physical contact.

“Following the registration and completion of the necessary official permission processes, our special technology that prevents harmful organisms from remaining on glass surfaces will be initially offered in Turkey,” says Ahmet Kırman, Şişecam Group vice chairman and CEO, adding that it will then be offered globally.