Touch surfaces are contaminated by thousands and thousands of microbes like bacteria, viruses and fungi.
Nowadays, we recognize the importance of sanitization due to the current situation and we gave our support to expanding the ABACO® properties.
Faucets like handles or cutleries are one of the main touch surfaces and we can reduce the contamination thanks to our process: ABACO®.
Following the actual pandemic situation, the group P&P has worked hard to get the PVD coating ABACO® more and more effective against viruses.
The coating ABACO® has been tested to be virucide against Coronavirus strain MHV, genus Betacoronavirus (same genus and family as SARS-CoV-1, SARS-CoV-2/COVID19 and MERS).
The mentioned tests have been performed by the Biology Institute, University of Campinas – Brazil according to the international standard ISO- BS ISO 21702:2019 (First edition 2019-05-27).
The R&D department of P & P, devoted to its mission, is constantly continuing to implement the ABACO® coating properties to increase its effectiveness against any harmful microorganisms to human health.
Let’s read more about our brand ABACO®. Our article was published in the magazine “Galvanotecnica e nuove finiture” . Our article is on page 156 and you find it on the link: https://www.calameo.com/books/00623565675a68b87a87b
Having clean hands is really important because it can save lives by decreasing the spread of infections caused by germs and bacteria.
This global celebration is a daily necessity since there are no other mechanisms to avoid spread of disease, except one: ABACO®.
ABACO® is the PVD antibacterial coating that is capable of completely killing bacteria and inhibiting further growth.
Bacteria are everywhere and our hands pick them up when we come into contact with many different surfaces. We may be washing our hands often but right after washing, we turn off faucets, and, more than likely, touch other surfaces like door handles. Even after these surfaces have been cleaned, bacteria still colonize them and remain a source of transmission to people.
ABACO® is a high vacuum nanotechnological coating which can be produced by both our PVD systems Powerflex (1100-1500) and DecoCoat (700-1100) eliminating bacteria and keeping antibacterial properties over the surface material’s lifespan.
ABACO® can be used to coat multiple surfaces guaranteeing a luxurious look that is also free of microorganisms and fungicide.
Clean care for all thanks to ABACO®!
One of the disappointed news that’s evolved and have in common all the world is the pandemic virus otherwise known as COVID-19 (or SARS-COV2).
A study confirms COVID-19 lives for a long time on different surfaces: cardboard (up to 24h); plastic (up to 72h) and stainless steel (up to 48h). How is it possible to kill the virus definitely and to have a hygienic surface?
Basically, viruses have short live and die if there are no host cells to allow them to grow and to reproduce. The most common host cell, where COVID-19 can live and infect, is the bacteria. Thankfully, Protec S.T. developed special anti-bacterial PVD coatings (ABACO), the anti-bacterial PVD thin film able to completely inhibit the growth of bacteria and to guarantee a durable and pure surface, maintaining the usual PVD colors.
ABACO can reduce the virus existence thanks to the bactericidal action to the coated surfaces and our process engineers are working hard to develop even more new colors and coating solutions.
We are happy to share with you our results and we wish everyone to stay safe.
Protec Surface Technologies, leader in decorative PVD Machines, will attend the trade fair KBIS 2020 in Las Vegas, from 21st to 23rd of January 2020.
Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) is an important Exhibition in North America, dedicated to kitchen and bath design, which will take place at Las Vegas Convention Center.
Please contact us in advance to book the opportunity of meeting with our team and giving you further information about our new PVD Machines and deco coatings for faucet industry we’re offering.
See you there!