HeiQ, the Swiss ingredients brand known for its antiviral textile technology HeiQ Viroblock, is expanding its product portfolio to include coating technologies through the acquisition of a German materials company, RAS. Based in Regensburg, this company develops and manufactures highly functional materials including antimicrobial, hygiene-improving additives and durable antimicrobial coating systems sold globally under the agpure® brand. It also offers transparent, electrically conductive and infrared-reflective coatings under the ECOS® brand. The acquisition is in line with HeiQ’s strategic objective to gain market share in hygiene solutions for the healthcare sector.