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Parx Materials’ Antimicrobial Additive Reduces COVID-19 Spread by 99%

Published on 2021-03-19. Author : SpecialChem

covid-19Parx Materials has announced that new test results demonstrate Saniconcentrate™, an additive technology, reduces Covid-19 virus on surfaces by up to 99 per cent in 24 hours. Unlike other antimicrobial options, it achieves this without biocides, leaching or harmful side effects, creating a breakthrough option for applications like touch surfaces in public areas, medical devices or food contact applications. This proves Saniconcentrate™ will be a strong and safe tool in preventing the spread of viruses in the future.

Tech. for Limitless Applications

The additive is homogenously incorporated into plastics to create an ’immune system’ inherent to the material. Inspired by the defense mechanisms of the human body, the technology of Parx Materials works by mimicking the physical characteristics of the human skin.

Saniconcentrate™ uses a trace element abundantly found in the body to prevent bacteria and viruses from adhering to surfaces, causing them to run through their usual lifecycle and die within hours. This ecological approach of dealing with germs can be seen as a natural way to keep bacteria and viruses at bay, instead of just killing them and inducing resistance.

As Saniconcentrate™ uses materials already found in the human body, it is biocompatible, safe and its applications are limitless. The technology is currently in use in major supermarkets and has shown outstanding results in medical trials.

Tests Prove Efficacy of Additive Against Covid-19

A new study, carried out by an authorized laboratory, identifies the development of the amount of Covid-19 virus on plastic surfaces made with the Saniconcentrate™ additive. The test was carried out in accordance with ISO 21702:2019 “measurement of antiviral activity on plastics and other non-porous surfaces. After 24 hours, the treated sample saw a 99 per cent reduction in the virus.

A second test on a different material made with Saniconcentrate™, found a 53.23 per cent reduction in Covid-19 virus after just six hours and a 93.24 per cent reduction after 24 hours. This proves definitively that Saniconcentrate™ protects surfaces against coronavirus and therefore its spread. Here, Covid-19 and coronavirus refer to the SARS-CoV-2 virus; the tests were carried out using the COV2019 Italy/INMI1 strain.

Today’s struggles against the Covid-19 pandemic and antibiotic-resistant superbugs show that innovation is needed when it comes to antimicrobial materials,” commented Michaël van der Jagt, CEO of Parx Materials. “The test results showing a 99 per cent reduction in coronavirus on Saniconcentrate™ treated surfaces confirms its ability to help us return to normal life using a safe and ecological approach.

Source: Parx Materials
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