Antiviral and antibacterial varnishes
The matters of protection of people and their environment against viruses and bacteria have become a burning issue nowadays. Human communities try to maintain social distancing, governments fight with viruses by introducing restrictions and regulations in order to limit their spread. Negative impact of the pandemic affect global economy as well as human health and our social life. Individually and collectively, we strive to protect ourselves from diseases transmitted by viruses and bacteria and their paralysing effect on the economy worldwide.
Human being, thanks to their carelessness, has significantly raised the risk of spreading dangerous and never-before-known viruses and bacteria and diseased caused by them. Doctors have been alarming societies and goverments of their countries about increasing antibiotic-resistance of bacteria being used in medical treatment of humans for years. In the wake of more and more realised post-covid and post-antibiotic era, means of direct combat of viruses and bacteria on surfaces in contact with human body, are gaining even bigger significance.
REASONS OF INCREASE OF DEMAND FOR MICROBICIDAL SOLUTIONS
The spread of previously unknown types of viruses
Growing number of antibiotic-resistant bacteria (arrival of the post-antibiotic era)
The so-called ‘New Normal’, or the time after the cease of the Covid-19 pandemic and thus, the change of people’s life patterns and lifestyles
In order to meet these important and pressing social needs, SPLinx has introduced a wide range of varnishes and coatings (antibacterial and antivoral), offered in two basic groups of coatings, to its portfolio.
CONTAINING PIGMENTS-CARRIERS OF SILVER IONS
Silver ions show high efficiency of fighting off viruses and bacteria.
Silver, called a ‘killer of viruses and bacteria’, has been successfully used for years for production of products meant to combat these microbes, so dangerous for humans.
Glass pigments are carriers of silver ions in our varnishes. This inorganic material is characterised by a very high resistance to high temperatures, non-volatility and is safe and gentle for the human body.
One of properties of glass is its ability to keep biocidal metals as ions. In the presence of water or moisture, glass gradually releases silver ions, acting as a bactericidal and virucidal material.
However, the biggest advantage of these products is their bactericidal and virucidal activity, comfirmed at the level of 99%. We offer both printing and construction inks, paints and varnishes, as well as used in other industries. Biocidal coatings by SPLinx come in transparent and coloured versions.
CONTAINING ACTIVE NANO INGREDIENTS DEGRADING VIRUSES, BACTERIA, MOULDS AND FUNGI
Microbicidal coatings based on nano-sized additives, which excellently absorb and destroy all the organic substances, including microorganisms such as viruses, bacteria, mould, fungi etc.
It is possible to add nanoplates with nanotubes to a curently existing combination of nano ingredients which will increase the biological activity of the coating’s components and thus, result in even stronger biocidal effect.
The nanostructures filling our biocidal coatings have almose an electrifying effect, they destroy all the harmful microorganisms in an extremely effective and immediate way.
Their additional yet very important feature is easy application, because they can be very easily sprayed (fogged) onto surfaces we would like to protect.
Nano-sized particles do not need a layer of a coating which has adhesive properties to the substrate, just as it is in case of traditional inks, paints and varnishes. Their size guarantees absorbtion and merging into a single structure with a coated surface. Nanoparticles, after such application, become a part of a coated material, creating a protective barrier which destroys any viruses, bacteria, moulds and fungi.
TYPES OF APPLICATION
Microbicidal coatings can be used generally wherever there is a possibility of transfer of harmful microbes to the human organism.
This way, we can protect all kinds of printed surfaces, packagings, buildings, installations, elements of our surroundings not only against dangerous effects but also from the transmission and spread of dangerous diseases and infections.
Printed materials: labels, unit and bulk packagings, brochures, leaflets, business cards, newspapers and magazines, food coasters, paper tissues, stickers, lottery tickets, price tags and other printed elements of store display, advertising and information materials
Everyday-use items: cutting boards, disposable gloves, bowls, kitchen utensils, knife handles, kitchen cloths, wash basins, toothbrushes, wrapping foils, water tanks, canteens, hairbrushes, toilet seats, cleaning agents, food trays and containers, boxes, handles, cosmetics, credit cards
Electrical and home appliances: refrigerators, dishwashers, dish dryers, ovens, microwave ovens, mobile phones, water purifiers, clothing irons, tables, remote controls, etc.
Car parts: steering wheels, gear knobs, switches, handles, brake levers, car upholstery, bus handrails and handles, LCD screens, etc.
Fibres: outerwear and underwear, socks, pantyhose, stockings, bathing suits, toilet covers, towels, carpets, pillows, bed sheets, etc.
Construction materials: wallpapers, floor materials, kitchen countertops, wash basins, bathtubs, shower enclosures, toilets, etc.
Healthcare facilities’ equipment and medical materials: measuring instruments, hospital floors and walls, paper and fabric items, hospital footwear and apparel, masks, helmets, etc.
It is important to note that microbicidal coatings work sort of in the background, completely not interfering with any visual aspects of spaces protected this way. The coatings are completely transparent, odourless and neutral for human health and thus they do not change a character and the appearance of coated surfaces in any way. Undistrubed message and idea are in this case supported by guarantees of safety for human health and life..