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TLX Cargo launches a coronavirus (COVID-19) viral barrier cargo cover

TLX Cargo, part of TLX Insulation Ltd, technology leader in cool chain fabrics, launches world’s first cargo cover to be built from viral barrier material to aid in the fight against coronavirus.

The TLX WEB15 cover fabric aims to seal cargo against viruses during transportation. Says Commercial Director, Thomas Hunt, ‘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 year’s experience in manufacturing viral barrier materials’. The result of these discussions is TLX WEB15, a breathable, waterproof, cargo cover built from viral barrier material, that we are now able to offer our customers world-wide. The material has passed testing by Nelson Laboratories in Salt Lake City, USA, the world’s leading laboratory 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. The TLX WEB15 cargo cover is a two part system involving a cover and base, sealed with tape. There is no stitching in the product. The cover, that exhausts water vapour, uses material that is a barrier to viruses between 0.1 – 0.2 microns.

This enables our customers to deliver their product confident that each pallet load is transported and delivered under controlled conditions irrespective of the external environment.