By Dr. Cameron Chai
Cleancoating has claimed that the company’s XTI-360 Active-Shield nanocoating provides the most efficient protection against viruses, harmful MRSA and E. coli bacteria, and other microbes such as noroviruses and hard-to-destroy contagious germs found on surfaces of schools, hospitals, long-term care facilities, cruise ships and other semi-closed environments.
The XTI-360 Active-Shield nanocoating demonstrates a 99.999% of germ-killing power, which has been verified by SGS through tests on coated materials such as fabrics, ABS-plastic and ceramic. It is a binder-free solution containing 1% of titanium-dioxide nanoparticles and 99% of ultra-pure water.
International Self-Powered Building Council certified the XTI-360 Active-Shield nanocoating, a green building nanocoating technology. It also offers powerful protection against VOCs on interior surfaces, including linens, tiles, air-ducts&filters, furniture, curtains, carpets, ceilings and walls. According to Cleancoating, the XTI-360 is the only 100% green coating and is harmless to consumers.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has informed about the common norovirus outbreaks on cruise ships. According to the data, 14 norovirus outbreaks were reported on cruise ships in 2011, while in 2012, already 151 crew members and 1,422 passengers fell sick by 7 norovirus outbreaks.
The highly contagious norvirus causes stomach pain, fever, diarrhea, vomiting and body aches and is the major cause foodborne-infection outbreaks in the US, causing 300 deaths every year.
Existing vessel sanitation methods are ineffective and depend on strong chemicals such as chlorine-based disinfectants, which generate deadly fumes and residue containing dead pathogenic bacteria.