Proven effectiveness by CNRC
The National Research Council Canada imposed a washability and resistance test to one of our anodized aluminum surfaces. In other words, they have determined if the treatment does or doesn’t deteriorate after repeated wash. In order to get these information, a machine (Gardner Abrasion Tester) equipped with a domestic sponge made 200 back and forths on the treated surface, with three different products : a bleach solution (0.5% active chlorine), Vert-To-Go disinfecting liquid (7 ml for 1 liter of water) and a stainless steel cleaner (undiluted). Results show that the tested surfaces keep their properties with success. In brief, this means that the UmanProtek treated surfaces, despite repetitive washings in a hospital environment, keep eliminating all bacterias, viruses and microbes.
The biocidal effect demonstrated by AGAT Laboratories (ISO 22196)
AGAT Laboratories has undertaken to evaluate the antibacterial activity anodized aluminum surface treated with UmanProtek under the standard ISO 22196. To this end, some anodized aluminum surfaces treated by UmanProtek has been put into contact with two types of pathogens bacteria: staphylococcus aureus and E. coli. After 10 minutes, viable bacteria level by cm2, which use to start around 7000 and 10 000, has dropped by 99%. There were literally no remaining bacteria colonies while control surfaces were showing stagnant or increased viable bacteria level by cm2.