Protect Your Business Against The Rise of "Superbugs"

Residential and Care Home

SELFCLEAN Technology

Our unique antimicrobial barrier technology provides unrivalled cleaning and disinfection armoury in the fight against infection and potential outbreaks.

A safer Residential and Care home environment

Residential and Care home sector relies heavily on the quality of the aesthetic appearance and cleanliness of the environment. Both residents those in care, families and staff expect to see a home that is clean and moreover free from harmful microorganisms. Goldshield technology can provide assurance that the facility is protected to the highest standards.

Most normal cleaning products do not contain any form of biocide relying on physical removal of soils and microorganisms as cleanliness is the main objective. Even if they do contain some form of biocide, none can compete with the long-lasting effect of using Goldshield® known as our long-lasting “residual protection”.

Residential and care home facilities will also have kitchens sanitary facilities and specialised areas such as physiotherapy, treatment rooms and even in some cases a Gym etc. will also require the same high standards of cleanliness and Goldshield products can be used to clean and protect all of these facilities. This expectation is vital to the welfare of those in the residential/care home at any one time and also the success of the business.

Using SELFCLEAN / Goldshield® will provide your workforce, visitors and clients both potential and established that your workplace is not just visibly clean but microbiologically clean as well thereby providing a safer environment.

“Cleaning alone does not kill potentially harmful vomiting virus, which can strike at any time and can have potentially serious consequences in the Residential/care home sector.”

Sanitary areas, gyms and any activity where there is a high potential for harmful microbes to be transferred onto surfaces and subsequently to residents, patients, staff or visitors become a potential risk of infection.

Using Goldshield® will provide your residents, patients, staff or visitors with “peace of mind” that your care home is not just visibly clean but microbiologically clean as well thereby providing a safer environment for your residents, staff and guests.

Protecting your residents, patients, staff or visitors is vital in the control of Norovirus and other harmful microbes.

Why should you use our products?

SELFCLEAN / Goldshield® is a silicone based polymer that for many years was used in the treatment of textiles to provide both hydrophobic and antimicrobial properties. Our R&D team were able to adapt this technology to provide a water based solution and a molecule capable of forming a covalent bond with hard and soft surfaces. This meant that we now had a biocidal product capable of being used on hard and soft surfaces that provides a durable antimicrobial mono-molecular layer protecting the surface for extended periods.

Disinfectants of which there are many, are important to control pathogenic or harmful microorganisms as if there are any on a surface potentially capable of causing infection, removing them by cleaning and killing them by disinfection minimises that risk. Many products contain both detergent and disinfectant and are termed sanitisers. Products containing powerful agents such as chlorine or more recently chlorine dioxide, have excellent microbicidal properties but can be damaging to surfaces and can have health & safety issues depending on their concentration.

SELFCLEAN / Goldshield® does not replace cleaning as this remains an important part of the process and as an acknowledgement of this we have a sanitiser in our range that both cleans and disinfects. A surface has to be thoroughly clean before the application of SELFCLEAN / Goldshield®.

The reason cleaning is important is that during the course of the day surfaces become “dirty” and need to be cleaned to remove this soil and for aesthetic reasons. Moreover, if surfaces were not cleaned regularly even with microfiber and normal detergent soils such as body fat (the “smudge” we see on glass) will build up and both protect and provide nutrients for microorganisms held within.

SELFCLEAN / Goldshield®’s covalent bonding means that it remains active even if the treated surface is cleaned by physical and even chemical action.

SELFCLEAN /Goldshield® has a product that:

  • Is not removed by routine cleaning
  • Enhances cleaning
  • Provides a surface that is microbiologically clean in excess of 24 hours

How SELFCLEAN works

SELFCLEAN's liquid spray persistent residual antimicrobial barrier protection technology.

  • The microbe lands on the treated surface
  • The microbe is then pulled onto the molecule by strong electrostatic forces
  • The microbe is then pierced and killed
  • The analogy is “a bed of molecular nails”

SELFCLEAN's technology forms a covalent bond which allows it to remain affixed to any hard or soft surface including textiles. The surface is positively charged generated by a nitrogen molecule, which pulls in negatively charged microbes. Through a long carbon chain, this unique assembly penetrates the cytoplasmic membrane physically stabbing the cell releasing ions, denaturing proteins and causing cytoplasm to leak so the cell is then destroyed. This renders the microbe dead and incapable of any adaption.

SELFCLEAN uses a technology that not only cleans and disinfects any surface but also protects it from microbes that land on the treated surface once it is dry.

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