New concept AIB hybrid materials bring upgraded hygiene and safety

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▲ 41 / CEO Choi Duk-young

A South Korean company 41(FourOne) has developed AIB hybrid materials that can eradicate harmful viruses such as COVID-19 and is ready to pioneer the market. 

An official of 41 says that the photo catalyst technology-driven AIB is excellent for masks, diapers, toilet papers, fabric and interior and building materials. 

According to a WHO report, around 3 million people are dying every year because of bad air with indoor hundreds of times more serious than outdoor. It is also notable that many people are working indoor most time of their duty. In other words, securing clean air inside is very important for them to keep their health in sound.

South Korean government already introduced a related law May 2004 and is endeavoring to reduce air pollution. However, technologies that can remove or reduce bacteria, viruses, VOCs, formaldehyde and chloroform are still needed. 

It is encouraging that Sweden, Norway, Finland and Denmark formed SCANVAC from which they regulate building material pollutants by 1 to 3 degrees and Japan also recently introduced toughened building regulations on using pollutant materials. 

It seems to be unanimously agreed among industry experts that using photo catalysis alongside air purifiers is received as a good alternative to remove organic compounds. TiO2 specially has excellent decomposing power and it is safe and economic. 

41’s AIB hybrid materials have passed a number of tests and the company has applied for 19 patents and finished registering trademark. AIB masks in particular have antibacterial and sterilization effects and excellently block off fine and ultra fine dusts. 

With confidence, 41 is preparing for FDA approval. Meanwhile, the company is working on application of materials to kitchen utensils and daily necessities. 

Choi Duk-young, CEO of 41, says “South Korea has upgraded its medical technique and global status with its excellent COVID-19 diagnosis kits. Now, specialists at 41 will add yet another pride through VBB”


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