PRODUCT：Antiviral Silicone Film
H3N2 is regarded as one of the most troubling flu strains like COVID-19 because it is highly contagious. Most viruses enter through openings in the body—our noses, mouths, and ears passages. The surfaces we touch in our daily routine can be a vector of transmission. The best way to prevent infections is to block pathogens from entering the body. Thus, underlines the importance of continually disinfecting and cleaning surfaces that are frequently touched.
Compo-SiL® silicone rubber now provides antiviral surface passing ISO 21702:2019 antiviral testing. It inhibits the growth of virus and odor-causing bacteria on the surface.
According to research, viral persistence can be also affected by surface hydrophobicity and porous. There are four main properties, which can affect the persistence of viruses on surfaces. These include:
- material form such as porosity.
- physical factors such as relative temperature, humidity, exposure to light, and type of surface, e.g., roughness.
- biological, like the structure of the virus or the presence of other microorganisms, e.g., microbial biofilm.
- chemical, such as pH, presence of reactive ions, adsorption state, organic matter or presence of specific substances.
From the above description for viruses, we can find many viruses can be stabilized and protected by the surrounding organic material, such as in saliva or mucus droplets. Silicone material hydrophobic surface is a great advantage as it can reduce the growth of many microorganisms. Compo-SiL® silicone material is non-toxic, easy to clean, and eco-friendly which is suitable for products surface. Others product’s surfaces are usually damaged by wiping with alcohol, but Compo-SiL® wouldn’t. So, having a Compo-SiL® antiviral surface material for our life is necessary. By simply changing the material of the surfaces we use that inhibit viruses more efficiently and keep our life away from viruses.