International e-commerce-powered direct selling company QNET has announced the launch of SmartAir, a new state-of-the-art air purifier model as part of its ongoing partnership with Sharp Business Systems in India. The new SHARP-QNET SmartAir features Sharp’s patented Plasmacluster Ion Technology (PCI) with proven efficacy in obliterating SARS-CoV-2 by 91.3% within 30 seconds.
The PCI technology has been certified by 33 Global Labs for its effectiveness in killing deadly viruses, neutralising gases, chemicals, VOCs; destroying several infection-causing pathogens, reducing static charge, and improving skin health. The product is available for sale through QNET’s direct selling distributor network in India.
The pandemic has forced people to spend more times indoors than ever before increasing their exposure to particulate matter indoors. This includes smoking, burning candles, cooking fumes, exposure to mould, dust, and other volatile organic compounds, and using strong chemicals to sanitise surfaces. While a house may look clean because of regular dusting and cleaning, chances are it still has a very high concentration of pollutants and allergens.
Managing indoor air quality is an important aspect of any health protection and recovery plans. This is reflected in the guidance from the World Health Organisation (WHO) on managing aerosol transmission, which recommends implementing high-quality air filtration, which could reduce infection risk by up to 47%.
The SHARP-QNET SmartAir has also incorporated IoT functionality that allows it to be connected to Wi-Fi and operated from anywhere on a smartphone through the ‘SHARP Air’ mobile app (available for both Android and iOS users). The app allows users to control their device, pre-set the humidity level, check for information such as air quality, timer setting, filter status and more.
Commenting on the new product introduction, Rishi Chandiok, Regional Director (South Asia), QNET Ltd. said, “We have a 6-years long relationship with SHARP in India that has only been growing in strength. Our aim is to offer our customers value-added products that will help them live healthier, holistic lives. The spread of Covid-19 has brought into sharp focus the need for home care solutions that can protect the entire family.”
The SmartAir is also equipped with Sharp’s original HAZE Mode for superior and efficient cleaning during smog and high impurity conditions. Priced at INR 43670, this device is aesthetically designed and features a distinct control panel that is easy to use and looks great in any room. This product’s unique 20-degree air flow ensures reach in every corner of the room, with a comprehensive coverage of 450 sq. ft.
“We have witnessed a 150% YoY growth in our air purifier product segment (2019-20), indicative of increased focus on health & wellness. We expect a CAGR of around 30% in our air purifier segment over the next 3 years”, added Nischal C, Head of Corporate Communications, QNET, India.