Most other sanitizing products kill germs, but the effect lasts only a few minutes or hours after they’re applied. NanoCleanSQ is different. Thanks to the nanotechnology adhesive in our formula, it can stick to virtually any surface — including metal, plastic and fabric — and won’t come off easily unless it’s scrubbed or dissolved in water. Our active ingredient keeps the surface sanitized around the clock for days, weeks and even months, while NanoCleansSQ’s special photocatalytic ingredient provides an extra boost of disinfection every time it’s exposed to light. Initial testing in several accredited labs found that our coating material is 99.9999 per cent effective at killing common bacteria like E. coli, as well as superbugs like methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE). It also works against enveloped viruses, like the coronavirus responsible for COVID-19. Plus, it’s been proven effective against non-enveloped viruses such as the highly contagious norovirus. The coating is completely nontoxic and easy to apply in public, commercial and residential facilities. Just apply it to hospital handrails, airport kiosks, bus seats, office elevators and other hot spots to create a protective, non-porous nanofilm. Or offer customers greater peace of mind by adding NanoCleanSQ to new products right on the assembly line. Conventional disinfectants have a temporary effect. Wiping down the office equipment keeps germs in check today, but you’ll need to sanitize it again tomorrow. In contrast, our innovative coating keeps on killing dangerous microorganisms almost indefinitely.
NanoCleanSQ uses photocatalytic nanotechnology to protect high-touch surfaces from bacteria, viruses, fungi, and more. Our non-toxic coating adheres to microorganisms and ruptures their protective outer layer, killing them on contact. This surface coating that kills viruses upon contact, like the COVID-19-causing coronavirus, and that lasts for weeks is based on innovation developed by the University of Guelph and Guelph-based company EnvisionSQ.
This self-sterilizing nano-coating is among the latest Canadian technologies to receive funding from the government’s Next Generation Manufacturing Canada program. The program is aimed at developing and producing new, in-demand technologies, equipment and medical products to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, can live on surfaces for upwards of 72 hours, increasing the threat of spread. NanoCleanSQ is a clear coating that when applied to surfaces kills 99.9 percent of viruses and bacteria. Its germ-fighting power is fuelled by light and can provide longer protection against surface-to-contact transmission than conventional sterilizers.