According to a report by ResearchAndMarkets.com, the global antiviral fabric market is expected to grow at a significant rate in various end-use applications with a total addressable market size of $226.92 billion. Face masks are the leading segment in the antiviral fabric adoption rate during the forecast years of 2021-2026. Face masks accounted for the global total addressable market of $73.50 billion in 2020.
Copper ion, silver ions and various other chemicals were being tested for effectively killing the COVID-19 virus on the fabric within hours of exposure. Several companies have developed new technologies which claim to kill the COVID-19 virus up to 99.9% within the time frame of thirty minutes to two hours.