Continuously Self-Cleaning Surfaces

The New Clean™. The New Clean means continuously self-cleaning surfaces. It means safe, non-toxic materials. It means turning dirty, high traffic public touchpoints into clean surfaces you can see. NanoSeptic Skins and

Mats turn dirty high traffic, public touchpoints into continuously self-cleaning surfaces. Powered by light, NanoSeptic surfaces utilize mineral nano-crystals which create an oxidation reaction stronger than bleach. Working 24/7, the surface continually oxidizes organic contaminants. Unlike traditional disinfectants and cleaners, the NanoSeptic surface uses no poisons, heavy metals or chemicals, and nothing is released from the surface since the nano-crystals are molecularly bonded to the material.

NanoSeptic® skins and mats

NanoSeptic® skins and mats from NanoTouch Materials turn dirty, high traffic touch points—like door handles and countertops—into continuously self cleaning surfaces. Engineered with a proprietary blend of material science, nanotechnology, and green chemistry, its surfaces do not contribute to antimicrobial resistance and are free of toxins, heavy metals, and diluted poisons.

Traveler Perceptions of self-cleaning surfaces

The research

Nanotouch Materials provided 300 security bins along with the mats and handle skins which went into use at 6:00 .a.m. on the morning of august 29th. This time and date was chosen to maximize exposure to a combination of business and leisure travelers throughout the day.

Montage Marketing, out of Bethesda, MD, was onsight to conduct the market research due to their specialty in experiential marketing. The desire was to capture the thoughts and reactions of travelers both before entering the security area and after completing the security screening. 152 travelers submitted survey answers and another 35 agreed to a more lengthy interview with the on-site ethnographer.

In a separate survey session, almost 1200 respondents were polled about cleanliness and hygiene in public facilities including travel and hospitality.

The results

88% of travelers said that their perception of a business was positively impacted by the use of NanoSeptic surfaces.

64% of travelers indicated they would select a business (airport, airline, hotel, cruise) which uses NanoSeptic self-cleaning surfaces over one that does not. This became an overriding theme in the research data. Because the surfaces were visible and communicated what they did, travelers felt safer and more secure with their travel environment. The result was a more positive perception of the airport and TSA.

83% of travelers would not put their personal items directly on a hotel bathroom vanity or put food and personal items on an airplane tray table. If forced to do so, almost 50% of travelers would take action to clean those surfaces themselves using wipes or hand sanitizer as a cleaning agent.

52% of respondents expressed an interest in purchasing a portable self-cleaning surface to use in their travels after seeing the surfaces in TSA security. This presents a revenue opportunity for travel & hospitality business which can sell portable products. Hotels and cruises can sell this type of travel accessory in their gift shops, and airport retailers now have a new category of travel product to offer.

63% of respondents rated hotels as the number 1 type of facility which concerned them when it came to cleanliness. 35% of respondents were self-proclaimed germaphobes.

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components of the NanoSeptic surface

One of the components of the NanoSeptic surface is a mineral nano-crystal which acts as a catalyst, charged by visible light.

These nano-crystals create a continuous oxidation reaction stronger than bleach. This oxidation reaction breaks down organic material into base components such as CO2. The surface also forms free radicals which act as an additional cleaning agent.

The NanoSeptic surface continuously oxidizes organic contaminants at the microscopic level. Large-scale contaminants must still be removed to allow the surface to do its job. This is similar to disinfectants, which require surfaces to be cleaning surfacescleaned before the disinfectant can be effective. NanoSeptic surfaces are not affected by traditional non-abrasive cleaners.

It is recommended that users wipe the surface with a microfiber cloth and water to remove large-scale contaminants. Abrasive cleaners or cleaning utensils should not be used as they might compromise the NanoSeptic self-cleaning surfaces.

More information

  • Self-cleaning surface
  • 24/7 disinfectant
  • Environmentally safe
  • More powerful than bleach
  • Non-toxic
  • Durable

Find out what The New Clean can mean for your business. Contact us today to find out how NanoSeptic continuously self-cleaning mats and skins can be your first step toward creating a self-cleaning environment.

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