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Hygienic Wall Cladding Reduces Covid-19 Virus by Nearly 99%

Hygienic wall cladding is mold, bacteria, chemical, and moisture resistant, and easy to clean. This type of cladding is used in hospitals, commercial washing rooms, commercial kitchens, dental surgeries – in fact any-where, where there is need to reduce exposure to infection-causing bacteria or viruses.

The Covid-19 pandemic caught everyone including the experts by surprise. The pandemic has radically changed commercial hygiene practices, with the use of gloves, masks and antiviral sanitisers an every day occurrence. It’s likely Covid will be with us for many years to come.

Last year, Elite Sterling’s Hygienic Rigid PVC Wall Cladding was tested against the Covid-19 virus. This test was conducted to ISO 21702:2019 standards.

The official press release:

“Elite Sterling – Hygienic Rigid PVC Wall Cladding with Biomaster Antimicrobial Technology has been proven to reduce SARS-CoV-2 (the virus which causes covid-19) on surfaces. When testing ISO 21702:2019 we have seen a reduction of more than 96% after 6 hours when compared to a control and more than 98.5% after 24 hours* Antimicrobial, Hygienic wall cladding system using rigid, solid, Extruded uPVC using technology from the world leaders in Antimicrobial additives.

Utilising a range of antimicrobial ancillaries and adhesives to meet all UK, EU and global hygiene, fire and building regulations. Elite Sterling features Biomaster’s antimicrobial technology, used extensively in hospitals, food catering and manufacturing to provide effective and durable antimicrobial protection.”

The test concluded that the antimicrobial technology inherent in the Elite Sterling’s cladding, reduced Covid-19 virus on surfaces by 98.5% after 24 hours!

The antimicrobial technology embedded in Elite Sterling’s cladding is supplied by Addmaster(UK). The video below explains how the Biomaster’s technology works.

How Biomaster works:

1. Binds to cell wall disrupting growth;
2. The ions interfere with enzyme production stopping the cell producing energy;
3. Interrupts the cell’s DNA preventing replication.

The same Biomaster technology that helps kill bacteria, has been proven to be effective against viruses including the Covid-19 virus.

Elite Sterling’s PVC cladding is the optimal solution for wall and ceiling cladding in dental surgeries, hospitals, commercial kitchens, and commercial wash rooms & toilets. Unlike alcohol-based gels, disinfectants and oxidisers, which may be effective for hours, Biomaster antimicrobial technology is effective 24/7 for the lifetime of the cladding; which is typically 20 years!

Is the antimicrobial technology inherent in the Elite Sterling’s cladding effective against new strains of the Covid-19 virus?

“SARS-CoV-2 is a member of the Coronaviridae family of viruses. This group of viruses are enveloped and rely on a protective lipid coating. They are also the easiest types of virus to deactivate. The silver ions trapped in the surface of the cladding prevent microbial growth – they interfere with enzyme production stopping the cell producing energy and interrupt the cell’s DNA preventing replication.”

Irrespective of the strain of the Covid-19 virus, they all rely on a protective lipid coating. Biomaster’s antimicrobial technology attacks this lipid coating.