During 2014, the University College of London helped us to demonstrate the effectiveness of Sealwise in comparison to traditionally used materials, such as MDF & MFC , within the NHS.
They performed two tests; a bacteria survival and a clean-ability test of heavily soiled and contaminated surfaces on Sealwise anti-bac surfaces and MDF/MFC surfaces.
By gaining feedback from these test results the UCL were then able to evaluate the efficiency of the Sealwise and other standard surfaces against the bacterias that are most likely to be present in a Clinical environment.
After a 12 week period of testing, we received their report and were elated to find out just how beneficial Sealwise was in hygienic environments compared to traditionally used materials. Heavily soiled areas on the Sealwise cabinet sample were noted as reducing the level of MRSA, CREC & K. pneumonia by 99.9% within 24 hours -with no cleaning whatsoever! It was found that Sealwise actively ‘shed’ the bacteria on its surface. Using only a micro fibre cloth on both heavily soiled and unsoiled areas, a single wipe was sufficient to reduce the bacteria to an undetectable level.
Now, we are not saying that Sealwise could ever replace the need for comprehensive cleaning methods but these results demonstrated to our customers that using Sealwise for HTM 63/71 furniture, reception desks, wall cladding etc, in conjunction with their standard cleaning methods created a lifelong second line of defence against bacteria and infection that had been unheard of previously.
Although this report was originally produced for the NHS, the findings have been extremely beneficial to our customers in other sectors where hygiene standards are paramount such as the veterinary, food and pharmaceutical sectors as it proves that Sealwise can offer a hygienic alternative to commonly used products already in these environments.
If you would like to receive a copy of the UCL report or find out more about Sealwise please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org