World innovation for permanent laundry disinfection
Resulting from several years of research, PhotoACTIVE Wash is a world innovation in the disinfection of fabrics and textiles. The major advance of PhotoACTIVE Wash compared to conventional disinfectants is that its formula binds durably in the fibers and holds up to washing: its active ingredients deeply disinfect all textiles treated continuously 24 hours a day, even after 70 passages in a professional washing machine.
PhotoACTIVE Wash is the only product in the world to guarantee residual disinfection on SARS-CoV-2 responsible for Covid-19, according to ISO 14476 standard, the only one recommended by the Institut Pasteur in the fight against coronaviruses, as well as many pathogenic bacteria and yeasts such as Candida albicans, so difficult to eradicate from contaminated tissue.
- Tested against SARS-CoV-2.
- Resists to 70 wahings.
- Permanent disinfection
- Odor control
- ISO 18184.
- EN ISO 105 B04:2000
The activation of semiconductors by light triggers the catalytic process and the oxido-reduction of the lipid membrane of viruses and bacteria. They are decomposed into water vapor and other volatile elements (nitrogen, oxygen…).
PhotoACTIVE also contains an adjuvant that helps speed up catalysis reactions when photons are lacking, making it is as effective in the light as it is in the dark.
Tested and certified against Covid19
PhotoACTIVE® Wash is also a powerful bactericide and yeasticide, eradicating 99.99% Candida albicans, a fungus responsible for mycosis and which develops in clothing.
DURABILITY 70 washings equivalent to more than 1 year!
Your laundry destroys viruses and bacteria 24/7
Conventional disinfectant products added to the washing machine only disinfect during the wash cycle. Once the laundry has left the machine, it is potentially recontaminated (ironing, folding, etc.) then soiled when it is worn or used. PhotoACTIVE® Wash clings to fibers when added to the wash cycle, and stays there permanently, even after 70 professional washes.
It continuously disinfects 24 hours a day all treated textiles, even used and worn (sheets, blouses, towels, etc.)
PhotoACTIVE Is A Colloidal Liquid Solution That Penetrates And Attacks The Lipid Membrane Of Bacteria Or Viruses, Thus Reducing The Microbial Load Present On Treated Surfaces. PhotoACTIVE Is One Of The Most Reliable Long-Lasting Virucidal And Bactericidal Solutions Available On The Market, And Is Already Used By Many Medical Facilities. PhotoACTIVE Is A Long-Lasting Nanocoating That Keeps Treated Surfaces Bacteria-Free And Virus-Free For A Year, Delivering Continuous Protection.
How it works: reactive hydroxyl radicals are generated by the photochemical reaction of our patented PhotoACTIVE semiconductor. They penetrate the lipid membrane of bacteria and viruses to degrade it. PhotoACTIVE operates within the spectrum of visible light, and the addition of an adjuvant also makes it effective in the dark. As opposed to conventional, aggressive chemicals, this technology does not merely kill viruses and bacteria – it decomposes them into gaseous substances such as CO2 and water vapor: microbes evaporate into volatile molecules!
PhotoACTIVE particles have an average size of 5 to 7 nanometers – a lot smaller than viruses or bacteria. The following diagram shows these dimensions on a proportional scale. Due to its adhesive properties, this nanostructure is able to link itself to any substrate and, through the photocatalysis reaction, can immediately degrade biological or carbonaceous molecules. Once it is dry, PhotoACTIVE is neither toxic nor harmful to human health.
PhotoACTIVE is the first long-lasting solution to be certified against Covid-19. It was tested at the University of Siena by the first research team to discover how to isolate SARS-CoV-2, back in April 2020.
The team of Professor Maria Grazia Cusi, professor in microbiology and clinical microbiology in the department of Medical Biotechnologies at the University of Siena, and also director of the UOC in microbiology and virology at Siena University Hospital, declared:
We are pleased to share the great success of our PhotoACTIVE® product against SARS-CoV-2
PhotoACTIVE is a new long-lasting antimicrobial product tested by the University of Siena, demonstrating excellent results against Covid.
Tests and analyses of the PhotoACTIVE compound were commissioned by a consortium of companies.
The team of professor Maria Grazia Cusi, professor in microbiology and clinical microbiology in the department of Medical Biotechnologies at the University of Siena, and also director of the UOC in microbiology and virology at Siena University Hospital, is currently working on researching and diagnosing the SARS-CoV-2 virus. They were the first in Tuscany, in April 2020, to isolate the SARS-CoV-2 virus in cell cultures. This result allowed the scientific community to study this pathogen, evaluate its virulence and research potential antiviral medication and vaccines.