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TiO2 Photocatalytic Oxidation Technology

The most consistent particle size of 2-3nm - making it the smallest and most active nano-TiO2 PCO solution currently available on the market.

Mostly all particles are above 10nm in size

Molecular particle sized TiO2 making it very active upon light activation...Our TiO2 particle size is in between molecular and crystal size.

Crystallised sized particle does not have as much oxidisation activity

Activates with a wide wavelength of between 230~450

Very narrow wavelengths and some require UV light for activation

Does not contain binders - nor require a pre-application primer

Mixing binders with TiO2 to have adhesion strength or the pre-application of any required primers will result in a thick coatings due to binder additives or primer applications

Almost every single one of our TiO2 PCO particles are active after application

Only surface TiO2 particles work but they will also oxidise the binder giving off a smell. While the hidden particles inside the binder have no activity!

Single application process - saving manpower costs

Some PCO coatings require double application - requiring a primer as a first coat.

Can be applied to most substrates with minimal preparation work

Besides pre-cleaning, there are many application limitations.

Good transparency on gloss surface and glass substrates

Blurred out gloss surface and glass substrates.

No change in substrate texture after application

Due to thicker coating, substrate texture may be affected.

Applied with electrostatic sprayer or our own X1 specialist HVLP sprayer for best coverage and lower wastage

Cannot use static application technology as the TiO2 mixture will cause equipment “choke up”

Our Solas Shield TiO2 PCO liquid can be stored in room light and at temperatures up to 30 degree C

Need to be stored in the dark or using opaque containers and stored in a cool temperature.

COMPARISON of Solas Shield AGAINST PRODUCT  -   Brand X or Other


Advantages                                                                              Disadvantages

Current Disinfection Technology Comparisons (Alphabetical order)

Advanced systems can include:

AEROSOL

This technique is used to disperse a liquid or solution in the tiny droplet forms.

Advantages                                                                                              Disadvantages

Absence of chemical residue                                                                     May not be used in the presence of people

Uniform repeatability of the treatment                                                     Action limited to the time of application

                                                                                                                  Requires specific applicators

                                                                                                                  Maintenance required

                                                                                                                  Significant environmental impact


ELECTROSTATIC FILTRATION

Another filtration system with a negatively charged surface, used to attract the particles. Compared to the HEPA systems, it is more effective in capturing particles smaller than a micron and in eliminating smoke in the air. Low levels of Ozone can be produced during this process - which is has the ability to neutralise the majority of mould, bacteria and fungi that come into contact with the filter.

Advantages                                                                                              Disadvantages

Absence of chemical residue                                                                        Very low efficiency

                                                                                                                     Effectiveness has a time limit

                                                                                                                     Long exposure is harmful to health

HEPA FILTERS

The HEPA (High Efficiency Particle Arresting) filter is one of the the best known method for air purification. Depending on the size of the filter mesh and area, it is able to clean up to 99.99% of particulate matter in the air with the correct ventilation. This filter system is not able to capture particles smaller than 0.3 microns. Neither is it effective in treating mould, bacteria, and fungi, however it can become a fertile ground for their growth.

Advantages                                                                                              Disadvantages

Absence of chemical residue                                                                          Not effective in treating mould, bacteria, and fung

                                                                                                                      Very low efficiency.

UV GERMICIDAL LAMPS

Commonly used for disinfection, this technology is effective in sterilisation of air and surfaces which come into contact with UV light. It has also been shown that UV radiation is able to inactivate bacteria and viruses and stops them from reproducing.

Advantages                                                                                              Disadvantages

Effective for air sterilisation                                                                          It may not be used in the presence of people or food

                                                                                                                      Action limited to the time of application

                                                                                                                      Action limited to surfaces

                                                                                                                      Maintenance required

                                                                                                                      Significant environmental impact

IONISATION

This system also uses a negatively charged surface to produce and excrete large amounts of negative ions, allowing the suspended particles to settle on

walls, floors and other surfaces. Most Ionisers are effective in removing dust and particles present in indoor environments. Exposure to high levels of ionisation for excessive periods of time is now considered a health hazard

Advantages                                                                                              Disadvantages

May be applied in the presence of people                                                      Risk of exposure to high levels of ionised species

                                                                                                                      Limited action on surfaces

                                                                                                                      Requires specific applicators

                                                                                                                      Requires Maintenance

PHOTOCATALYTIC OXIDATION (PCO)

Based on the reaction of oxidation produced by the a photocatalyst, photocatalysis has proven to be very effective in destroying mould, bacteria, fungi, dust mites and odours. In the presence of air moisture, it produces hydroxyl radicals and superoxide ions, which are extremely effective against bacteria, fungi Particulate Matter (10 & 2.5) NOx and VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds).

This technology is based on the use of Visible & UV Light and which also includes the use of a variety of combinations of lamps for low light areas.

Active Persistently for 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and can be fully utilised and functioning safely in the presence of People, Pets, Animals, Plants and Produce..

Advantages                                                                                              Disadvantages

May be applied in the presence of people                                                            None

Equal distribution on all surfaces

Fast acting

Absence of chemical residue

Unlimited action

Cost effective

No Maintenance

No environmental impact (only improvement)

No specific applicator

OZONE

Ozone is a very powerful antioxidant that neutralises odours, mould and bacteria. It should be noted that some air purifiers on the market still exceed the maximum Ozone concentration (50 ppb) guidelines laid down by the WHO,  increasing the risk of exposure to Ozone. Furthermore, when it is used under real conditions, the maximum concentration of Ozone depends on the actual physical size of the treated area and its level of supplied ventilation.

Advantages                                                                                              Disadvantages

Equal distribution on all surfaces                                                                    It may not be used in the presence of people and food

Speed of application for largeAreas                                                                 Action has a time limit

                                                           Chemical residue

Requires specific applicators

    -                                                                                                                  Maintenance

                                                                                                                       Significant environmental impact