TLX Cargo has launched the world’s first cargo cover that aims to protect cargo from coronavirus. The viral barrier material will seal cargo during transportation and will be both breathable and waterproof. There will be no stitching on the cover, rather it will be sealed with tape as an extra precaution.
The material has passed testing by Nelson Laboratories in Salt Lake City, USA, industry leaders for viral barrier testing. The Web 15 fabric used in this new cover passed the Nelson test when the bacteriophage applied at a pressure of 14 kPa (2 pounds per square inch) failed to permeate from one side of the material to the other.
‘Our clients have been faced with the problem that although they can control their products against viral contamination within their premises, they are unable to assure their customers that the container itself is not contaminated. We took the problem to our partner company Web Dynamics Ltd, who have over twenty years’ experience in manufacturing viral barrier materials,’ says Thomas Hunt, commercial director.