TULIPS – 1st to DEVELOP COVID SWABS IN INDIA. ALL SET TO INCREASE PRODUCTION TO 5 MILLION SWABS A WEEK TO BOOST COVID-19 DIAGNOSIS, Affordable innovation to cost one tenth of the imported swabs.

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Amid calls for increased coronavirus testing nationwide, Suparshva Swabs, India’s leading personal hygiene consumer product innovator and owner of the fast-growing popular brand TULIPS, is currently producing over 2 million COVID-19 SWABS per week, which would increase to over 5 million per week by the end of May, 2020, to accelerate COVID-19 testing.

To meet the national need for COVID-19 tests, the company is ramping up production, by converting its production lines and reconfiguring equipment, of some of its manufacturing capabilities. The company has the largest installed capacity of Cotton buds in Asia & possesses capability of taking the COVID-19 swab production to over 30 million swabs per week, if required in due course.

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COVID-19 Test Applicators : Polyester Spun Swabs

Tulips Polyester Spun Swab Details
Total length Stick Dia Swab Dia Break Point Indicator Mark
153 mm 2.25 mm 4.2 mm 64 mm 70 mm
    Key features of the highly specialized TULIPS swabs are:
  • 100% polyester based swab on a thinner Polypropylene Shaft.
  • ICMR approved polyester swab with very flexible stem.
  • In-built break point at 64 mm and a red indicator line just above it thereby posing no risk for the test medics.
  • Special thin size swab size – perfectly comfortable for both nasopharyngeal and oropharyngeal.
  • Swab compatible even for vacutainer tubes with a bung cap.
  • 4 tier quality check system – guaranteed product as per OCA.

100% Converstion of Cotton Processing Lines.

"Today's health crisis is unprecedented, so we all have to help wherever we can. While we are firm on meeting the national needs, we will also scale up and help others across the world. We are convinced that widespread testing of those currently infected with COVID-19 will bring us out of the current lockdown as we do our bit to help the country return to normalcy.
We developed Polyester Spun Swabs for COVID-19 testing by converting our 100% Cotton processing lines, to produce these swabs, within 10 days flat. What is unique here, is that THE ENTIRE DEVELOPMENT WAS DONE IN-HOUSE & the trials were done on main production lines, which made us start producing the same day we received the ICMR approval,”

Rahul Jain, Partner, Suparshava Swabs.

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