A safe Anti-Bacterial, Anti-Viral solution

Do you want to create a safe and hygienic environment without toxic cleaning products?

Airborne bacteria and viruses that come in contact with a surface coated with ecotio2® are decomposed and broken down by the oxidising functionality of ecotio2®. This action ruptures the cell wall of bacteria stopping it from infecting.

These potentially harmful viruses, bacteria and mould are turned into harmless by-products. The risk of illness and infection, and the accompanying costs are significantly reduced when the ecotio2® can be applied to surfaces in both the workplace and home.

Popular in day care centres, aged care facilities, face masks in hospitals, and now starting to be used in airports and on aeroplanes too, Photocatalyst Coatings helps to eliminate air borne viruses by rupturing cells that come into contact with the coated surface.

Using ecotio2® means you can create a safe and hygienic environment, without the use of potentially dangerous and toxic cleaning chemicals.

Did you know there are many ways to kill bacteria, viruses and spores?

Some common methods you would recognize already such as high temperature, radiation and chemical agents such as alcohol, chlorine compounds and formaldehyde.

In addition, you can apply functional invisible coatings to everyday surfaces that also destroy bacteria, viruses and spores that contact the coated surface.

Photocatalyst and nanocarbon redox coatings are very effective against neutralizing these species by puncturing the cell membrane so the cell fluid drains out and the cell dies.

The diagrams below illustrate the mechanism and the electron micrograph images show of bacteria cells in contact with surface coated with a photocatalyst coating.

Scanning Electron Micrographs of Photocatalytically  treated E. Coli

A. Untreated

B. & C. Cells after 240 minutes

  • Continual viral inactivation and anti-bacterial effect
  • Virus reduction rate 10000000 TCID50/ml to < 2500 TCID50/ml o 55% reduction in 30 minutes, 99.975% reduction in 8 hours

Viral Infection is initiated by the attachment of a specialized site on the surface of the protein coat of the virus onto a specific receptor site on the surface of the host cell. Once this binding is complete viruses can release genetic materials into the host cell and take advantage of the machinery of the host cell to reproduce and assemble themselves. These newly produced viruses are now ready to infect other cells. Therefore, one of the key processes to disable viruses is through the control of their surface structure, especially their binding sites, so they can no longer recognize the receptor site on the host cells. As ecotio2® ultra coatings attack most effectively on the virus’s surface, they represent an excellent viable technology to destroy the viruses surface structure. Functionalized nanoparticles can affect the viruses due to chemical interactions between the molecules functionalisers and molecules receptors at  the virus surface.

*Antivirus Verification
The antivirus property of ecotio2® ultra was verified by Kitasato Research Centre on Environmental Sciences in December 2009. Ecotio2® ultra was produced based on the verification results that its reduced value of infectivity logarithm concerning A‐type influenza virus H1N1 is 2.72log10 (standard for antivirus verification: 2.00log10 or more) and its inactivation effect (virus reduction rate) is 99.975%

Do you want to know how Photocatalyst Coatings can be used on your next project?

Get in touch with the friendly team at Photocatalyst Coatings on 1300 326 846, or fill in our online form.