BURSA Malaysia-listed tiles manufacturer Yi-Lai Berhad (Yi-Lai) has successfully come up with yet another ground-breaking product — the first antivirus tiles in Malaysia.
With an innovative coating technology, Yi-Lai has successfully invented a unique next-generation antivirus tiles — a design choice that creates an enhanced surface which could not only deliver 24/7 antiviral protection for life, but also help reduce the risk of Covid-19 spread.
Yi-Lai Executive Director Au Yee Boon said: «Following our official launch of Talos Living Tiles – Malaysia’s first negative ion tiles to improve indoor air quality – in September 2020, our Group has gone one step further by now offering the country’s first tile with antivirus surfaces.”
Notably, it is demonstrated that Yi-Lai’s much-anticipated antivirus tiles could effectively eliminate contagious viruses, with various tests being performed on the H1N1 influenza A viruses showing a very desirable antivirus activity rate.
According to the analysis and test results by Guangdong Detection Center of Microbiology (Gmicro), an independent product testing and certification company based in China, the infectivity titre value has dropped significantly after contacting with Yi-Lai’s antivirus tiles.
Sample and test specimen have also been sent to Germany for further laboratory tests, which will be carried out by HygCen Germany GmbH, an accredited and internationally renowned testing lab for hygiene and biocidal activity.
Au expects antivirus tiles to become the next major trend in the property industry in the coming years.
“As people become more health conscious and mindful about their safety and well-being during the Covid-19 pandemic, we foresee that there will be a huge demand for antivirus tiles in Malaysia in the next few years,” he commented.
Au also highlights that antivirus tiles are already gaining traction in many European countries such as Italy, Spain and Austria, as these products can be found in not just residential property, but also hospital and pharmacy, gym and fitness centres, as well as restaurants and commercial property.
Considering that antivirus tiles are materials that could provide enormous health and hygiene benefits, he believed that developers, designers, contractors and house owners will make a more forward-looking choices for their buildings.