Only Vimal, a textile brand by Reliance Industries Ltd has been granted patent by the US patent and Trademark Office for its DEO2 process technology, which helps in fighting the perspiration odour.
A statement released by Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) reads, "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."
Pradeep Bhandari, CEO, RIL (Textile business) 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, adding that 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 bacteria and fungi on once cloths".