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99.99% antibacterial & now also highly effective against viruses

SaniconcentrateTM, the Parx Materials technology, used in the mi-Products range, makes polymers resistant to bacteria, moulds and biofilm by making use of a trace element with the utmost biological importance.

The technology is inspired by nature, inspired by the way the defence mechanism of the human skin is protecting us against germs and viruses.

The trace element of Zinc is vital for a good functioning of our immune system, and by integrating this element in polymers, SaniconcentrateTMTM is able to create an antimicrobial performance of 99.9% and higher.

Viruses do not multiply or proliferate on standard surfaces but are known to survive up to 2-3 days on plastic surfaces.

Now in independent tests executed following ISO 21702 norm, using the Human Corona E229 virus, we have proved that the SaniconcentrateTMTM technology shows a significant effect against this virus.

The technology reduces the virus 5 times faster than normal on solid plastic surfaces, which is excellent news for Mi Potty, Mi Playmat and products

The SaniconcentrateTMTM technology also brings down the H1N1 virus by 99.99% in just 8 hours in textiles fabricated with the technology, which is inspiring news for all our product range including Mi-Facemask

The SaniconcentrateTMTM technology is unique as it is the only effective broad-spectrum solution available today using non-toxic substances, not migrating and not compromising the material in any way. That means nothing harmful or toxic is put inside the product; the material characteristics are not changed and recyclability is not changed.

Nothing is leaching out means also that the technology does not lose any functionality over time. It is a true 100% safe and sustainable solution and with a high efficacy preventing the adhesion and proliferation of bacteria and preventing biofilm formation on plastic surfaces with now also proven effectiveness against viruses.

The virus tests were not executed with current Covid-19 causing virus as this is currently prohibited for commercial laboratories. But the E229 Coronavirus was selected as it has a good number of similarities to the Covid-19 virus.

The Saniconcentrate technology was tested by independent laboratories following the below norms and germs.

ISO22196 Antimicrobial performance of plastic and non-porous surfaces

Efficacy: 99.9% (log3) up to 99.99999% (log7)
Tested with:
Staphylococcus aureus
Staphylococcus epidermidis
Clostridium difficile
Streptococcus mitis
Streptococcus sangius
A hemolytic streptococcus
Escherichia coli
Acinetobacter baumannii
Pseudomonas aeruginosa
Enterobacter cloacae
Legionella pneumophila
Fusobacterium nucleatum
Eikenella corrodens
Klebsiella pneumoniae

ISO20743 Antimicrobial performance on textiles and porous surfaces

Efficacy: 99.9% (Log 3) and higher
Tested with:
Staphylococcus aureus
Escherichia coli

ISO21702 Antiviral activity on plastics and non-porous surfaces

Efficacy: 5X faster reduction
Tested with:
Human Corona E229 virus

ISO18184 Determination of antiviral activity of textile products

Efficacy: 99.9% after 8 hours
Tested with:
H1N1 virus

ISO846 Performance against molds and fungi

Efficacy: Highest performance rating 0 - 1
Tested with:
Aspergillus niger
Chaetomium globosum


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