Hygienic Solutions in public spaces reduce the spread of infections and save money
Microbes are vital for people and a healthy environment is not sterile. Unfortunately, however, some microbes are harmful to humans and cause illnesses. Bacterial antibiotic resistance is one of the most serious problems in health care today. Therefore, urgent action is needed to combat healthcare-associated infections and antibiotic-resistant microbes.
We offer a wide range of coating solutions for hygiene management of public spaces, such us hospitals, schools, offices and meeting rooms. Our hygiene management products are available in an almost infinite variety of colors, so public spaces can be designed as colorful, inspirational, and hygienic.
The active antimicrobial component in HygTech Alliance’s products is silver phosphate glass based on BioCote® technology. BioCote technology makes the paint surface hygienic and is proven to protect against many types of microbes, such as bacteria and molds.
The hygienic substances have long been recognized, and the antimicrobial functionality of the paint additive silver phosphate glass, based on the BioCote® technology, has been tested according to the ISO 22196 standard. According to the standard, the bacterial count should be reduced by 99% in 24 hours.
The destruction of microbes begins as soon as microbes attach themselves to the surface. After one hour, approximately 50 percent of the population has been destroyed and in two hours the count has halved again.
Products protected by BioCote® antimicrobial technology will negatively affect bacteria that contaminate the surface through:
Protein damage: Proteins are essential for the biological systems of life. Any damage to these components causes the failure of essential functions such as energy production.
Cell membrane damage: By disrupting the microbes membrane, its structural integrity is compromised, which can cause essential nutrients to leak out and catastrophic structural failure.
Oxidative damage: Antimicrobials can cause increased levels of reactive oxygen species, which result in damage to the internal systems of the microbe.
DNA interference: The genetic material of the bacteria is disrupted, ultimately stopping the bacteria from being able to replicate by blocking the copying of their genetic material.
3 steps of cleanliness
Antimicrobial surfaces work like a 24/7 cleaner, actively and tirelessly preventing the bacteria from spreading. They are, however, only one part of the solution. Complete cleanliness can be achieved by following these three steps: