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Clean N Coat offers combined solution to 24/7 cleaning and sanitising
Finnish manufacturer Affix Labs’ new ‘Clean N Coat’ surface cleaning product, is applied in the same way as other cleaning products but has the added benefit of leaving but an almost invisible, ultra-thin, anti-microbial coating that actively protects surfaces for up to seven days.
In tests, the coating lasted for over 300 touches.
Clean N Coat contains Si-Quat, a durable anti-viral coating, developed by Affix Labs earlier this year. Supported by the European Union's EIT Raw Materials body and tested in level three laboratories including at the University of Lisbon in Portugal, Si-Quat has been proven to be effective against 99.99% of viruses and bacteria, including Covid-19.
"Most businesses have seen a dramatic change in the way they operate with daily or even hourly cleaning and disinfecting causing a major disruption to day-to-day activities,” notes Tom Sam, CEO of Affix Labs. “With much less disruption, Clean N Coat allows them to maintain a safer and more sanitary space for both employees and customers, with surfaces that are actively anti-microbial for up to a week under normal conditions and with the single thin coat being friction resistant up to 300 touches.
“Clean N Coat dries instantly, while creating the signature ‘Si-Quat’ effect. Sprayed onto a surface like most common surface cleaners, it degreases and cleans, but then dries to leave a thin, clear and durable layer of an environmentally conscious disinfectant that binds to the surface, killing within minutes viruses and bacteria that touch it. It can be applied to hard surfaces such table tops and counters, and to softer materials such as furniture and wood, leaving them actively anti-microbial.”
Working with partners around the world, Affix Labs is becoming a leader in anti-microbial coatings. It has a partnership with Immersive Planet to treat theme parks with Clean N Coat and Si-Quat across the globe. Other real-world test cases are underway in Malta, in education, hotel and retirement home scenarios; in South Africa in a group of private schools and a banking chain; in restaurants and taxis in Finland; and, just underway are pilot programmes in hotels in India, Dubai and Spain.
5th November 2020