What is the efficacy of CTM ViralSafe coating based on?
CTM ViralSafe coating is a patented multi-metal hybrid alloy we have developed. The efficacy of the product is based on the antibacterial effects of pure metals, which have been recognized already thousands of years ago. However, these natural metals alone do not provide fast enough action against microbes. This is why we developed a hybrid alloy to make the most of the benefits of each different natural metal. This way, the efficacy of the product is achieved within seconds instead of minutes or hours!
How long does CTM ViralSafe coating protect?
The best protection is provided by a CTM ViralSafe product that creates a uniform and intact coating on the surface. In this case, the virus elimination time is within seconds. When a warning colour is exposed under the coating, the need to replace the product is approaching. CTM ViralSafe also provides effective protection when worn. Worn coating also eliminated viruses in less than a minute in laboratory tests.
How many contact touches can CTM ViralSafe take?
Shelf life of the product is affected by the installation site, utilization rate, humidity, temperature and other external conditions. At its best, the product can withstand hundreds of thousands of contacts! Mechanical stress, such as sharp or hard objects will wear the coating faster. CTM ViralSafe has been created as a very cost-effective safety coating solution. No wear was observed on the CTM ViralSafe tapes installed on public transport bus after 8 weeks.
Why can the coating tarnish before wear?
CTM ViralSafe contains pure and natural metals. Grease and dirt that come off hands can cause tarnishing of the coating surface. Tarnishing is common in metals such as silver spoons or copper pans. Tarnishing does not reduce the effectiveness of CTM ViralSafe! We have a cleaning agent for tarnishing, which can be found on our TDS.
How do I know it is time to replace our temporary coating?
All CTM ViralSafe products has a control color printed on a white background underneath the coating. When the printed color comes visual, product should be replaced with a new one. The product protects very well even when worn out, however, we recommend changing coatings on timely manner.
How is CTM ViralSafe products different from other bacteria and/or virus eliminating protectors?
CTM ViralSafe is the only temporary protective coating on the market that eliminates the SARS-CoV-2 virus within seconds (the latest form of the coronavirus that caused the pandemic (COVID-19)). CTM ViralSafe also effectively eliminates bacteria. CTM ViralSafe is the only solution that provides immediate protection and efficacy, thus breaking the infection chains most effectively.
How does CTM ViralSafe products help break the infection chains?
CTM ViralSafe products works effectively against bacteria and eliminates the SARS-CoV-2 virus within seconds. Only such rapid elimination of microbes efficiently breaks the infection chains. There may be consecutive contact with busy areas in every other second, in which case the product must eliminate microbes from the surface in seconds. Efficacy in minutes, hours or days is not enough.
Is CTM ViralSafe products suitable for all different contact surfaces?
Yes, the product can be installed both outdoors and indoors, and on any contact surface. For best results, install the product on a clean surface. Our product range includes various products that are guaranteed to contain a suitable solution for any surface. All our products has its own TDS.
How do I know that CTM ViralSafe temporary protective coatings are installed on the surfaces?
During installation, the CTM ViralSafe label (sticker) placed close to the contact surface indicates clean and safe contact surfaces. CTM ViralSafe is currently available in two colours; rose gold and anthracite. Both stand out excellently from the most common contact surfaces, such as door handles or railings. Visuality is important.
Where can I use ViralSafe products?
Used for the disinfection of surfaces, materials, equipment and furniture which are not used for direct contact with food or feeding stuffs.
Look our Safety and Technical data sheets for further information.