ACTIVE SURFACESTM have achieved yet another major result: they are able to destroy over 99% of the bacteria they come into contact with in just 30 minutes in the dark, demonstrating their powerful antibacterial power even in the absence of light.
The ISO 22196 standard protocol requires that both surfaces be placed in contact with a known quantity of bacteria, in this specific case the Escherichia Coli strain, and then be left in the dark for 24 hours.
However, it is important to underline how fundamental it is for antibacterial ceramic surfaces to demonstrate their efficacy in much less than 24 hours, particularly in certain environments such as hospitals, care homes, schools and nurseries, where hygiene is a priority.
For this reason, we have intentionally reduced the testing times to see how ACTIVE SURFACESTM are able to really protect people in the places they are used. The studies conducted began with increasingly shorter intervals, from 8 to 4 and then to 2 hours, finally reaching 30 minutes. These data offer scientific proof of the continuous research into excellence with ACTIVE SURFACESTM, which, in only 30 minutes in the dark, have demonstrated antibacterial efficacy of over 99%.
Press Release 23.07.2021 - Antibacterial Test 30 Minutes in the Dark