Reliance Industries’ Vimal gets US patent for tech to fight sweat odour
RIL’s textile brand ‘Only Vimal’ has been granted patent by the US Patent & Trademark Office for its DEO2 process technology that helps fight perspiration odour.
DEO2 helps fabric resist micro-organisms from settling in, offering freedom from perspiration odour and had been awarded patent by the Indian government in July 2015, said a statement by Reliance Industries Ltd.
RIL CEO (textiles business) Pradeep Bhandari said: “The US patent award is a testimony to our thrust on the technological innovation. Our textile manufacturing processes are amongst the best technologically and innovative process available globally”.
He added: “At Reliance we emphasise on making cutting-edge concept design, processes and products research that provides benefits to the end customers.”
DEO2 process innovation allows it to process wool, rayon, polyester, polyester/viscose, polyester/wool and other combination fabrics with anti-microbial coating, it added.
RIL sells both fabrics as well as apparel with DEO2 under Only Vimal brand.
“Both Only Vimal DEO2 fabrics and apparels had already made a strong inroads into domestic markets,” it said.
He further added the company is “focusing on domestic market as typically warm and humid tropical environs in Indian cause perspiration and provide ideal condition for growth of bacterial and fungi on once cloths”.