Applications

for Clean+Protect™

The applications of the technology are almost as versatile as there are products in the world. It contributes to improved hygiene and prevents the growth and spread of bacteria and viruses in products in which it is integrated.

Food safety and freshness

Clean+Protect™ can help keep food fresher and fresher for longer periods of time, and can perform at the highest level in terms of safety around the food. It works excellently in all types of packaging in PP, PE and PET plastic. Prevents cross-contamination, bacterial growth and biofilm formation or other unwanted growth and reduces bad smells.

"Why is not all food packed in material like this?" is a question we often get. Add only 3% of the technology and you will significantly increase the lifetime of your product.

Medical applications

One of the biggest risks when inserting prostheses / implants is the risk of infection. In many cases, infection can also occur in the bone tissue around the prosthesis. It may be due to bacteria that ended up there during the operation, or it may be the spread of bacteria to the prosthesis area via the blood from another part of the body. Sometimes these are violent infections that quickly cause a lot of pain and discomfort. Other times, such an infection can develop over a long period of time and cause little discomfort, at least in the beginning.

By preventing biofilms (bacteria) and spreading them on the surface of the implants with the biocompatible technology, the defense mechanism of the human immune system is mimicked. Increasing the safety of plastic materials in hospital environments could reduce the spread of nosocomial infections (hospital infections).

It can be mentioned that 0.5-1% of patients who receive a prosthesis inserted in the hip, and 0.5-2% of those who receive a knee prosthesis, must be reoperated due to bacterial infection around the prosthesis. In Norway alone, more than 20,000 people have a joint prosthesis inserted every year.

Overal improved hygiene

The benefits of a more hygienic surface are innumerable and the uses endless. Products that contain the technology achieve greater safety when used than similar products without this technology. We can mention many examples, everything from packaging food to plastic boxes in security checks at airports, shopping baskets etc. - plastic products that many people use all the time. There are many studies and publications that confirm challenges related to virus and bacterial infection through surfaces on products.

Against mold and discoloration

Materials can be significantly degraded by bacteria and mold. The properties of the product may be affected by visible stains, discoloration and bad odor. By reducing or preventing mold and bacterial growth, the surface will become more hygienic, and it will also prevent aging of the material. Clean+Protect™ will be able to help preserve the material's strength and color, which in turn increases the product's overall quality and lifetime.

Pipes & drains

Prevents clogged drains, leaks and provides safety when it comes to the water tap or other water supply. By improving with this technology the mechanical properties of the plastic prevent the formation of biofilm or the growth of other bacteria in the drainage system. It improves overall hygiene and prevents outbreaks. It also provides a property that protects against legionella, which grows well in such systems.

Fishing industry

Various long-term experiments show enormous effects of the Clean+Protect™ on the growth of algae or other things that are found in the aquaculture industry. Tests that lasted 6 months and a large experiment over a period of 8 to 12 months with fishing nets show a complete absence of algae growth and harmful water bacteria. The technology helps to keep the fishing nets clean and light, reduces the need for cleaning, and at the same time prolongs their lifetime.

Textile industry

Clean+Protect™ in textile products is very exciting in several areas. Also in relation to acne problems. This is because it reduces the possibility of the formation and spread of bacteria / viruses on textiles, and as a result of this again it is registered that there is also a reduction of bad smells which is often caused by bacteria on textiles.

The fabric is produced with a mixture of synthetic PP and PET yarn. Both PP and PET yarn are made with integrated technology.

  • No bad smell
  • Do not wash out
  • ECO-friendly
  • Self-cleaning properties
  • Reduces acne or other skin disease

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