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frequently asked questions - aNTIMICROBIAL COATINGS

What is an Antimicrobial Coating and how does it work?
Viruses self replicate, this means an infection can start from a small number of particles which is called the 'dose'. Each virus takes a minimum infection 'dose' in order to infect a person, the dose varies depending on the type of virus, in research carried out so far on COVID 19 the dose is thought to be a low amount of particles. This is the reason that COVID 19 can spread so quickly, when a dose reaches the respiratory system one or more cells can become infected and the virus multiplys. 
Antimicrobial Touch Points and Coatings reduces the 'dose' infection from the second particles land on the surface, this continues to destroy the particles 'dose' and uses a mechanical kill which creates a layer of nano spikes, this penetrates the cell of the virus or bacteria.
What will the antimicrobial coating protect me from?
The coating protects surfaces from viruses and Bacteria plus mold, algaes and odor. It will also protect surfaces from micro-scratches.
Do the touch surfaces get dirty?
Yes the touch surfaces can get dirty but they can be cleaned off, the coating does not stop surfaces getting dirty, it kills all the microbes on a surface preventing transmission.
Is this product approved?
The coatings we now use contain no biocides and contain affective nano materials with no cytotoxicity.
Has it been tested?
Yes there are tests on our coatings that have been carried out by labs, these are ISO 21702, JIS Z 2801, ISO 22196 please contact us to see the tests. The coating we sell has also been tested for Human Coronavirus 229 E and most recently it has been tested for SARS-CoV-2. Please see Commercial area of our site for this product.
How long will this stay on the surface?
The coating will last for up to 90 days on a surface, giving 24hr 7 days a week protection.
Is this product safe for environment?
Yes this product is safe because once it is cured it does not leak any chemicals into the environment, It also means that you are not having to disinfect surfaces using harsh chemicals.
Do you have safety details and Specifications?
Yes we have safety details and specifications for our products, please contact us for this information.

frequently asked questions - self touch points

How long will touch surfaces last for?
The coating on our signs will last for 90 days, it is made to last longer but all depends on the traffic using the touch surface, we also still have tests ongoing to see if it will last for longer. We suggest to change every 90 days to make sure it is still affective.
Will the sign stick to anything?
The sign will stick to most items, we suggest that the surface is totally flat.
Will the coating on the touch points rub off?
The coating has been tested with abrasion tests that lasted 500 cycles on plastics this means it has been scrubbed up to 500 times before the coating started to wear off, so there is no way that it will rub off even if you wash the sign on a daily basis, the layer creates an invisible glass type surface.
Are the signs recyclable?
Yes they can.
Has it been tested?
Yes the coating as above has been tested under ISO 21702 and previous ISO 22196 , Our latest test is affective against Human Coronavirus 299E and previous tests are affective against the following Escherichia coli,• Salmonella (Salmonelle enterica),• Listeria (Listeria monocytogenes),• Golden staph (Staphylococcus aureus),• Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA),• Pseudomonas aeruginosa
How long is your lead time?
This is all dependent on the amount on the order, for large orders over 100 we require at least 7 days. This is because our products are manufactured to order. Although we do carry stock, please check our front page for updates on times.
Is this safe to touch the surfaces and can i clean them?
Yes we use an additive ( which is done in the manufacturing process) the touch points are completely safe to touch. We always suggest they are cleaned in your daily cleaning routine they should never just be used without ever cleaning them, in fact cleaning them on your cleaning routine will help to keep the signs active during the day and release the Silver Ions onto the surface. Moisture in the air will also help to release the Silver Ions.
Has this been tested against COVID 19?
Our product has been tested as close as we can currently get to Covid-19, due to the danger of testing Covid-19 labs have been unable to test products and the main focus has been on finding a vaccine. However both Human Coronavirus 229 E and SaRsCov-2 (Covid 19) are part of the same subfamily, as such it shares common characteristics in terms of structure, membrane and surface protein.
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