Graphene supplier and product manufacturer Nano Graphene (d/b/a GrapheneCA) has announced that its antibacterial products have shown to be 99.9% effective in making various surfaces bacteria proof according to ASTM E2180 testing protocol for determining antimicrobial activity of polymeric materials. This follows GrapheneCA's April 2020 launch of its online store to sell these new “Dr. Nano” anti-bacterial coatings.
GrapheneCA’s Dr. Nano Flooring and Dr. Metal product lines have been shown in an independent laboratory test to provide exceptional antimicrobial protection of different surfaces. The coatings demonstrated exceptional activity against gram-positive and gram-negative, antibiotic-resistant bacteria that can cause severe respiratory infections, among other things. The proprietary formula in the graphene-improved, water-based epoxy coatings blocks the metabolism of microorganisms by restricting cellular respiration and cell division on surfaces.
“These coatings are ready-to-use products that can be purchased and used right now without the need for non-standard equipment and are similar to any other can of epoxy you would purchase from your local hardware store. We have developed durable, long-lasting coatings that both efficiently protect surfaces from damage as well as the health of those who touch them,” says Dr. Sergey Voskresensky, Head of R&D at GrapheneCA.
GrapheneCA is using this novel technology to help improve public safety by providing a solution that it believes will make any surface bacteria-proof upon application.
GrapheneCA believes its coatings can be used to help protect people who inevitably come in contact with various types of surfaces in shipping facilities, retail stores, schools, hospitals, mass transportation systems, gyms, salons, casinos, restrooms, and other high traffic areas. They can serve as an additional line of defense against the spread of bacteria through objects people are constantly in contact with, such as doorknobs, pedestrian crossing buttons, and elevator buttons. These coatings may also help to prevent the development of bacteria in dry or humid areas that are hard to reach, such as air ducts and other hotbeds for bacteria which contribute to lung complications or inflammation, such as Legionnaires’ Disease and other types of pneumonia.
GrapheneCA recently launched an online store offering the antibacterial coatings to the public and business organizations worldwide.
At the end of March 2020, Graphene-Info posted on the great potential graphene has in the war against CoronaVirus. This latest announcement by Graphene CA follows in the path of several other graphene-enhanced products that aim to assist in this fight and others like it.