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Posted: Dec 06, 2010

XTI Introduces 99.9999% Anti-Germ, Green Nanocoating for Products and Interiors

(Nanowerk News) XTI introduces ACTIVE-SHIELD™ NANOCOATING, a revolutionary and environmentally-friendly transparent Photocatalyst Nanocoating for sterilizing consumer products and interior surfaces in buildings, medical facilities, automotives and airplanes. SGS tests on XTI-coated surfaces prove that ACTIVE-SHIELD™ has ANTI-GERM EFFICACY of R6.08 (99.9999% JIS-Z-2801-standard), providing powerful protective contact-surface coating against superbugs NDM-1 and other dangerous germs and bacteria like H1N1, H5N1, H2N5, E-Coli and MRSA(Staphylococcus aureus).
As new breed of drug-resistant superbugs rapidly spread around the world it is now becoming a global concern. XTI proposes an 'always-on' protective solution via XTI's new generation of Photocatalyst TiO2(Titanium-dioxide) nanocoating to minimize contact surface germ counts as the most effective preventive measure.
Current generation of TiO2 nanocoatings require 24 hours to reach 86~99% antibacterial efficacy, but such tests are typically done on raw solutions (NOT on applied surfaces like tests on XTI) and/or containing VOCs in the binder or sintering-coating.
According to international testing standards, antibacterial rate must reach 99% or higher in 24 hours to be qualified as an "Anti-Bacterial" product. Medical authorities alert that some viruses can be pathogenic in as small quantities as 1%, therefore the antimicrobial rate higher than 99% is critical.
"Antibacterial test conducted on X.TiO2 and X.TiO2Ag-coated materials (fabric, ceramic, plastic, etc) against hard to kill MRSA(Staphylococcus-aureus), E.Coli and Klebsiella-pneumoniae delivered the highest anti-germ efficiency of R6.08 which is greater than 99.999% under ONE HOUR." - SGS Twn Food Lab (www.sgs.com) –
The XTI ACTIVE-SHIELD™ is:
  • GREEN (RoHS-Non-Toxic-compliant with ISO-17025 pharmaceutical-standard manufacturing),
  • SUSTAINABLE (activated and regenerated-by-light) and
  • SAFE: consisted of 99% UPW(ultra-pure-water) and 1% titanium-dioxide nanoparticles(2~5nm) resulting in the maximum aggregated surface coverage to provide the most efficient anti-germ protection.
  • XTI is a privately-held U.S. Delaware company with service networks in Europe (Czech Republic, Germany, Italy), Taiwan and China with U.S. market now under deployment. XTI provides SUPPLY (5 metric-tonnes-per-month), GREEN-BUILDING SERVICES, and consults on developing affordable green ANTI-GERM consumer products and public-health plans. Please contact info@TiO2.us for more information. (www.TiO2.us)
    Source: XTI (press release)
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