Protection Against Covid-19

By coating the walls and ceilings with FN® functional coatings, you will provide highly effective protection against germs (viruses and bacteria), including coronavirus Covid-19. Thanks to its microstructure, the created coating layer (also called FN-NANO® technology) effectively captures airborne viruses and bacteria on its surface and subsequently eliminates them very effectively. It also cleans the air in the room. In this way, the protection of people in the room against transmission of viral and bacterial infections, including coronavirus Covid-19, can be effectively and long-term (5 years).

Visualization: The FN-NANO® coating captures viruses and other pathogens well. Covid-19 virus captured in the FN-NANO coating structure.

 

BASIC PROTECTION AGAINST COVID-19 AND OTHER VIRUS AND BACTERIAL INFECTIONS: FUNCTIONAL COATING FN®1 BIOMAX

All FN® coatings that we supply to the market exhibit an extremely strong antomicrobial effect based on the use of the physical phenomenon of photocatalysis. To permanently protect against the spread of dangerous viral and bacterial infections, we have developed a special product – functional coating FN®1 BioMax, which combines the chemical disinfecting effect of a registered biocidal substance with the antimicrobial effect of an inorganic coating layer based on the physical effect of photocatalysis. In this way, a devastating double (chemical and physical) blow is directed against pathogens that are caught on the FN-NANO coating, which reliably, permanently and long-termly destroys them.

The chemical biocidal function of the coating layer effectively kills viruses and bacteria regardless of whether it is exposed to light or not.

The antimicrobial function based on the use of the physical phenomenon of photocatalysis is triggered with high efficiency whenever the ultraviolet component of daylight falls on the coating layer. This will increase the overall antiviral and antibacterial effect to a level not achievable by other means.

The overall antimicrobial (ie antiviral) effect can be easily multiplied by opening windows to allow additional daylight into the room, for at least twice a day for 10 – 15 min.   This is more than enough ultraviolet radiation.

If there are large windows in the room, they let enough UV radiation into the room without opening them. In rooms where there are no windows, or a smaller amount of daylight penetrates through them, an artificial UV source can be used to activate the physical antimicrobial function (recommended wavelength: 365nm, a UVA lamp). To use an artificial UV source, see the “Hints and How To” tab in the “How to illuminate the FN® surface” section. In case of your further interest we will gladly provide expert advice and supply certified light sources).

PROTECTION AGAINST VIRAL AND BACTERIAL INFECTIONS USING OTHER FN® PRODUCTS

PROTECTION AGAINST COVID-19 AND OTHER VIRUS AND BACTERIAL INFECTIONS USING OTHER FN® PRODUCTS

Other functional coatings (FN®, FN®1, FN®2, FN®3, FN®Transparent and FN®Wood) also exhibit extremely strong physical photocatalytic antimicrobial function. However, this function is only provided that the coating layer they produce is exposed to a sufficient quantity (at least 20µW / cm2) of ultraviolet radiation (in daylight or from an artificial source). Functional coatings FN®2 and FN®3 have the highest photocatalytic efficiency in air purification We therefore recommend their use in interiors wherever we want not only to provide antimicrobial protection, but also to purify air from harmful substances and odors. FN®1 Biomax coatings can therefore be combined with other FN® functional coatings.

HIGH ANTIMICROBIAL EFFECTIVENESS

Tests of the Czech National Institute of Public Health on model microorganism E.Coli. This microorganism is used to test efficacy against all types of viruses:

  • Physical antimicrobial mechanism of photocatalysis – reduction of microorganism concentration by 4 log. 1 hour when exposed to UV light (all types of functional coatings FN®). Ensure effectiveness against viruses.
  • Chemical antiviral effect of FN®1 Biomax functional coating that removes the registered chemical biocidal component. Tests without UV exposure: reduction of microorganisms in 5 and 24 hours by 5 logs. orders. Ensure effectiveness against viruses.

FN®1 Biomax: The combination of physical and chemical antimicrobial activity significantly increases the effectiveness of antimicrobial (ie antiviral) function against Covid-19 and other viral and bacterial infections!

COMPLIANCE WITH LEGISLATIVE REQUIREMENTS

Functional coatings FN® meet all legislative, technical and hygienic requirements of the Czech Republic and EU and other demanding markets. Their antimicrobial and other manufacturer-reported features are verified by independent testing by government and research institutions (see the “DOCUMENTS” section of this site).

CERTIFICATION OF PHOTOCATALYTICAL FUNCTIONALITY AND EFFICIENCY

FN® functional coatings are certified for the effectiveness of their physical-photocatalytic functions. Certificates are issued based on an objective assessment of the photocatalytic performance of the certified product by independent expert evaluators. Performance is assessed on the basis of applicable international ISO standards. Certification is an essential indicator for users of photocatalytic products about the credibility of information about their practical applicability.