It is reported that a new antiviral coating has been approved for the market recently, which can effectively kill the Novel Coronavirus with a death rate of more than 99.9%.
Corning and PPG
Corning and PPG Industries have announced that the New novel Coronavirus resistant coating "Copper Armor" has been approved by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The coating uses Guardiant, a new ceramic and glass biphase material, to kill viruses on objects. This is a new antimicrobial additive that is effective against novel Coronavirus as well as other coronaviruses and bacteria.
Copper coating of Armor
According to PPG, the new coating is more than 99.9 percent effective against the COVID-19 virus. Because Guardiant contains copper, it allows copper ions to exist in the form of Cu1+ sterilization and maintain certain biological activity, the scientists said. The results showed Guardiant had a highly long-lasting antibacterial activity that persisted even after six years of simulated scrubbing.
In addition to the COVID-19 virus test results, Corning also said. Guardiant was also more than 99.9 percent effective against gram-positive bacteria (such as Staphylococcus aureus), gram-negative bacteria (such as Pseudomonas aeruginosa) and unenveloped viruses (such as norovirus) within two hours.
With the approval, Copper Armor will soon be marketed as a new antiviral coating, and its actual market effectiveness remains to be seen. Interestingly, the manufacturer also said that although the Guardiant itself is pale blue-green, the coating will be available in a variety of colors. (Translated by Yang Pil)
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