CSP Nano Particle Protection System is now a showcase for the Centre for Global Eco Innovation, developed and formulated specifically for the various substrates of a vehicle: Exterior, Paintwork, Wheels, Glass, Interior, Leather, Fabric, Alcantara and Synthetic fibres.
Provides Stain and Dye Resistance without affecting the look and feel of the substrate
The substrate becomes SuperHydrophobic and oleophobic – providing a self-cleaning surface.
The vehicle will stay significantly cleaner for longer, preventing the build-up of dirt, grime, traffic film, and contaminants such as brake dust and industrial fallout.
Over 280 hours of work was undertaken at the Nano Particle research Laboratories at University of Liverpool. They fully tested and digitally recorded the results with Bentley kindly providing Leather samples from their £300,000 Mulsanne for use during laboratory testing.
The Substrate becomes Super Hydrophobic and Oleophobic; providing a virtually self-cleaning surface to the exterior of the vehicle.
The vehicle will stay significantly cleaner for longer, preventing the build-up of dirt grime traffic film and contaminants such as brake dust and industrial fallout.
CSP Nano Particle Protection System also includes specific products formulated for Leather, Fabric and Alcantara/Synthetic Fibres that provide stain and dye resistance without affecting the look and feel of the substrate.
- Provides 99.9% Kill Rate for MRSA Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus and Escherichia coli Ecoli
- Lifetime of the coating
- Working with global leader Steritouch this provides 99.9%
- Kill rate for the lifetime of the coating (lab reports available upon request)
How it works
Silver ions embedded in the material substrate are released via ambient moisture and enter the cell membrane. The silver ions destabilise the cell, stop respiration and inhibit cell division, whilst blocking the replication of DNA, killing the cell.
Is it safe?
One of the greatest concerns among consumers is, understandably, the safety of additives found in the products they buy.
Most products offering SteriTouch® protection use an additive based on ionic silver, which holds extensive approvals including those for food contact.
All of the active components we use are approved by the EFSA and FDA and supported on the Biocidal Product Regulations.
Case Study: One of our customers questioned the health implications of a small child chewing one of their antimicrobial remote control handsets. We sought independent advice and using the World Health Organisation limits for silver intake (adjusted to account for lower body mass) calculated that a child could eat an entire remote handset every month for a year, absorbing every particle of silver, and still remain within the WHO limit.
Did you know… we don’t use nano-silver
Nor do we use triclosan or other organic antimicrobial additives which have health or environmental concerns. The ionic silver additives which are used in the majority of our products are non-leaching and non-sensitising.
Will it wear off?
Once SteriTouch® has been incorporated into a material it is essentially there to stay. Recent independent testing of a new paint range demonstrated no loss in antimicrobial performance even after 10 years of accelerated ageing.
Ionic silver based additives will not lose efficacy due to leaching or migration, and since they are evenly dispersed throughout the material even scratches and abrasion do not affect the antimicrobial performance.
Importantly, SteriTouch® additives are unaffected by cleaning chemicals such as chlorine bleach, disinfectants and alcohol. Even harsh industrial products like MEK (methyl ethyl ketone) do not diminish the antimicrobial properties of products containing SteriTouch®.
Who uses SteriTouch®?
The SteriTouch® trademark has been adopted as a co-brand by a broad range of clients, from small start-ups to global corporations.
The Sennheiser SPORTS range of headphones uses SteriTouch® in the adapters to protect against the bacteria responsible for ear infections
Dispensers, baby changing equipment and hand dryers all feature SteriTouch® protection to aid hygiene in the washroom
The global leading manufacturer of hand dryers, in place all over the world and coated with SteriTouch® to prevent cross contamination
The Steracryl range of commercial paints protects against bacteria and mould for a number of years, specified in building projects and healthcare settings
The Forever range of silicone sealants boasts a ten year guarantee against black mould growth
The Nova range of remote control handsets is moulded with in-built SteriTouch® protection, used in hotel rooms across America