ICP Industrial, Inc., a division of Innovative Chemical Products (ICP), and HeiQ have signed an agreement granting ICP Industrial worldwide exclusivity for the HeiQ Viroblock Technology. The water-based and energy cure coating applications will include commercial printing, film laminates and packaging. ICP Industrial will bring HeiQ Viroblock technology to the graphic arts market.
ICP Industrial and HeiQ have signed a five-year worldwide agreement that grants ICP Industrial exclusive rights to implement the HeiQ Viroblock technology in thin film coatings for printing and coating processes. An integral part of the agreement was to enter and intensify a collaborative R&D partnership between the two companies. ICP will offer the HeiQ Viroblock technology with brand trademark licensing to all ICP Industrial’s customers. In addition to packaging sectors, ICP customers can utilize the HeiQ Viroblock Technology in other high touch printed and coated surfaces including laminate films.
Originally conceived as an antiviral/antimicrobial technology for textiles, the HeiQ Viroblock technology has already been adopted for paints, and most recently, for printed paper and plastic-coated products.
The two companies are currently optimizing the product development and testing, while pursuing to obtain approval from the EPA to make antiviral claims for the intended applications in the USA.
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