NANOSTERILE® is antimicrobial protective coating which is possible to apply on every surface- walls, wood, metal, glass, plastic (e.g. handles, furniture, sinks, electronic devices…). Due to the treatment of frequent touchpoints it is possible to reduce the risk of infections spread by contact. While applied on walls in rooms there occurs a large air cleaner cleaning the air from volatile organic compounds, odours (including cigarette smoke) and reduces the risk of infections spread by air at the same time. These properties ensure effective disinfectants and protective activity of the layer in various industries, including food processing, healthcare…
BENEFITS OF NANOSTERILE:
- 99.999% efficiency in eliminating microorganism.
- Significiant reduction in the occurrence of volatile organic compounds.
- Significiant reducing the risk of contact transmission diseases.
- Significiant decrease the incidence of allergens.
- Prevention of the formation of mold.
- Air ionization.
- Increased air quality.
- Friendly environment for asthmatic and allergic people.
WHERE TO APPLY?
The Nanosterile technology can be applied on all surfaces- on walls, wood, metal, plastic and glass (e.g. on door handles, water taps, furniture, electrical appliances, etc.). By treating frequent touch points, it can significantly reduce the risk of diseases transmitted by contact. When applied to walls, it creates a big air purifier in the room, that cleans the air from volatile organic substances as well as from odours created by undesirable microorganisms while, at the same time, lowering the risk of airborne diseases.
Safety and effectiveness testing is conducted in independent laboratories. In selected cases we continuously monitor microbial hygiene of surface cleanliness treated by NANOSTERILE spray coating by skim-coating method on the basis of AMP-ATP markers.
Tested under JIS Z 2801 (antibacterial activity)
The JIS Z 2801 method tests the ability of surfaces to inhibit the growth of microorganisms or kill them. Method is the most commonly chosen test and has become the industry standard for antimicrobial hard surface performance in the United States. The JIS Z 2801 procedure has been adopted as an International Organization for Standardization (ISO) procedure, ISO 22196.
Nanosterile can only be applied by an authorized application partner with the appropriate training. Application partners are knowledgeable about the possibilities of application on the individual surfaces, and on the preparation of the surface before the application. They are also able to apply the protective layer by an electrostatic ULV device adapted to the needs of correct application. (During application, the magnetic pole of the particles on the device’s nozzle changes in relation to the environment, and the particles are drawn to the surfaces by a magnetic force 70 times stronger than the force of gravity. In this way, we are able to cover 100% of the treated surfaces.)
Only the authorized application partners are able to issue a certificate and certify the premises or cars by our trademark. Thus, we can guarantee maximum efficiency and duration of the protective layer.
HOW DOES NANOSTERILE WORKS?
- After the authorized application partner prepares the surface, he evenly sprays NANOSTERILE® reacting mixture on the surface. After drying (approx. 5-15 minutes), an antibacterial protective layer based on a photocatalytic reaction, combined with highly efficient ions of silver (Ag+), forms on the surface.
- In our surroundings, undesirable microorganisms, causing various diseases or other health complications, are our constant companions. Despite not being dangerous in low amounts, under certain conditions, their growth can be very quick and cause health problems. The NANOSTERILE® protective layer creates an environment that prevents their growth and continually lowers their occurrence. Laboratory tests have proven a more than 99.99% effectiveness in the removal of unwelcome microorganisms.
- The removal of harmful volatile organic chemicals, viruses and fungi is based on the principle of the photocatalytic reaction and on the effect of silver ions. Photocatalysis is activated by the light falling on the treated surface, causing strong oxidation of the surface. The bacteria and viruses that come into contact with this active area, decompose into CO2 and H2O. No special radiation is needed to start the process of photocatalysis, as sunlight is sufficient. The antibacterial effect of silver has been known for more than 3000 years. Silver ions actively intervene in the process of the creation and the growth of bacteria. They disrupt their DNA, prevent cell division, block the cell metabolism, prevent the transport of nutrients and inhibit their breathing. After they come into contact with these ions, many strains of viruses, bacteria, fungi and other unicellular microorganisms are killed and unable to mutate.
- The effectiveness of silver ions does not depend on the intensity of sunlight.
EVALUATION WITH THE ATP TEST
In selected cases, we perform continuous monitoring of microbial purity of the treated surfaces. We perform the test by a swab method, based on AMP-ATP markers. The presence of bacteria on the surface is determined on the basis of a bioluminescent ATP test, based on the measuring of the amount of ATP (adenosine triphosphate) contained in all living cells or their parts as well as in microorganisms, where it serves as a source of energy. The amount of ATP present is thus directly proportional to the amount of microbial contamination.
By the wetted smear, we obtain the amount of ATP that signals the extent of contamination by microorganisms and organic substances. The obtained ATP is then applied to a special ampoule containing a lucipherin solution, where, in the presence of magnesium ions and oxygen, it quickly (in approx. 10 seconds) reacts with the lucipherin enzyme. Thus, light is created, which can be measured by a sensitive meter. The intensity of the emitted light is expressed in relative light units, called RLU, and is directly proportional to the amount of ATP in the sample, thus signalling the extent of possible biological contamination. Bioluminescence, due to its precision and speed, has an especially wide application, for example in the food industry, in medicine, in space research, in basic biological research, etc.