While the misuse of antimicrobials has rendered a number of them ineffective, thousands of viruses and infections rapidly spread through hand contact on commonly-held equipment and surfaces every day.
With this in mind, what would be the most pragmatic product policy for a protective coatings manufacturer seeking to discourage antimicrobial misuse whilst proactively reducing infection?
With this question in mind, our strategy is a two-pronged attack with two new types of nano coating:
1) Our breakthrough technology, which combines the durability of our nanoscale silicon dioxide active ingredient with new cell-busting antimicrobial technology, has led to the ground-breaking introduction of our self-disinfecting coating, Liquid Guard®.
Liquid Guard® is a ‘stay clean’ wipe-on glass coating that provides long-term “full-kill” antibacterial performance on all hard surfaces. This nano coating is ideal in communal ‘danger zones’ where bacteria thrive and infections spread. Liquid Guard® antimicrobial coating protects service users against the following diseases: MRSA, Staphylococcus aureus, Listeria monocytogenes, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Escherichia coli, Salmonella choleraesuis, Aspergillus niger, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Enterococcus hirae. It is important to protect against these bacteria in a number of settings, including:
- Multiple-contact ordering terminals in food restaurants
- Sanitary equipment
- Treatment surfaces in medical and veterinary surgeries
- Equipment and surfaces in children’s nurseries
2) For areas where disinfecting and antibacterial protection is advantageous (but not critical), the Molybsan® range is a 9H nano-ceramic coating: a biocide-free collection of permanent bond repellents and cleaners that comprehensively removes bacteria from all surfaces.