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Breaking the chain of infection through innovation

23 December 2020 14:17

P-Wave is a long term supporter of Loo of the Year Awards have introduced  Steri-Core antimicrobial silver ion technology door furniture.

Breaking the chain of infection through innovation

As a direct result of the Coronavirus pandemic, health, hygiene and above all safety is at the top of everyone’s agenda – and in premises, people need to feel as safe as possible.

“We are working closely with schools to recommend that they take the right steps to ensure the safety of their staff pupils and visitors, and to restore confidence”, said P-Wave® Sales and Marketing Manager Mark Wintle.

One of the biggest challenges in any building is keeping regularly touched surfaces, or ‘hotspots’ clean and free from bacteria and viruses. Door furniture is among the ‘most-touched’ of all hotspots in all premises, and is one of the fastest ways for infections and viruses to spread. Keeping surfaces clean can only ever be a temporary measure as each person who touches a door handle transfers new bacteria, which multiplies and spreads to other users.

 “What if the door furniture was antimicrobial and anti-bacterial, creating a permanent solution, which is effective against bacteria and viruses and continues to protect in between your standard cleaning intervals?”, asks Mark Wintle. “P-Wave® is delighted to introduce the perfect solution, which is not only affordable, but also features an additive which lasts for the entire lifecycle of the product.” 

Antimicrobial to the core

 P-Wave’s Steri-Core antimicrobial silver ion technology door furniture helps reduce the spread of bacteria and viruses. Tested and proven effective against MRSA, E-Coli, Salmonella and Norovirus, the products feature a high concentration of antimicrobial which is blended with the polymer during the manufacturing process and forms part of the molecular structure of the product. This ensures that the silver Ion technology is active all the way through to the core of the handles. So unlike coated products or films, even if they become scratched or damaged, Steri-Core handles will continue to kill pathogens effectively for the life of the product, and each handle has a 10 year manufacturer guarantee.

The non-porous polypropylene material stops dirt embedding and staining the surface, making the removal of dirt and bacteria easier compared with traditional materials. The material used in the Steri-Core products enables quick effective all over cleaning using detergents, steam cleaning, and chlorine disinfectants (BS EN 12720:2009[1]).

 Independent tests prove that P-Wave’s Steri-Core products are made from the world’s only material clinically proven to kill the non-enveloped EPA FCA Strain F9 of Human Norovirus (ISO 22196:2011). P-Wave® is currently awaiting results of tests to prove that its Steri-Core products are also effective against Coronavirus, which – according to the American Chemistry Council – is an enveloped virus and easier to kill[2] than non-enveloped viruses.

Effective anti-Covid-19 wiping

P-Wave® now also stocks Clinell Universal Wipes which are proven to be effective against Covid-19 virus on surfaces, in just 30 seconds. Designed by doctors, these low-cost universal anti-microbial wipes for cleaning and disinfecting surfaces, equipment and hands, remove the need to use different types of wipe. Proven to kill 99.9% of bacteria in 10 seconds as well as most viruses in less than one minute, they are dermatologically tested and contain aloe vera and moisturisers.undefinedundefined

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