PhotoACTIVE is an amorphous colloidal liquid solution, which through a photochemical reaction of the product, i.e. daylight, excites an electron that is promoted from the valence band to the conduction band, creating reactive hydroxyl radicals (OH •) which in contact denature with the lipid membrane of bacteria and viruses preventing the aerobic respiration phase of micro-bacteriological charges. The product has a very effective antimicrobial and antiviral action, since instead of other antibacterial agents containing Biocides or candidate products referred to in REGULATION (EU) n. 528/2012 OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 22 May 2012 concerning the making available on the market and use of biocides, it does not kill bacteria or viruses, but through oxidation-reduction reactions listed above, it decomposes them into gaseous substances, obtaining carbon dioxide and water vapors. The added value of photocatalytic titanium dioxide compared to a normal PMC is that it lasts at least 2 years from application. Tested at the University of Siena.
Anti-Virus: Tests performed at the University of Siena demonstrate the destruction of the COVID-19 and H1N1 virus (influenza A virus) between 15 and 30 minutes from the inoculation of greater than 6 Log10. A product is considered virucidal when, after the contact time, a 4 log10 reduction in TCID50 titer is observed in the treated sample compared to that found in the virus control.
Anti-bacterial: acting on the lipid membrane of the bacteria it denatures them reducing the bacterial load on the treated surfaces. It is the best long-lasting virucide and bactericide available on the market.
Auto-cleaning: destroy through a photochemical oxidation process all the organic matter with which it comes into contact, transforming it into water vapor and non-toxic minerals. Fabrics only self-clean when exposed to daylight.
Anti-odors: if applied on gowns, clothing, textile fiber eliminates odors caused by the decomposition of organic compounds.
Resistance to washing: PhotoACTIVE is certified the durability of the product for 20 washes in the washing machine at 40°C without losing the effectiveness of the antibacterial solution on the fabric.
The PhotoACTIVE product line is prepared with ECHA and FDA approved ingredients.