Protect surfaces with light and nanotechnology

In co-operation with Nanoksi Finland Oy, a light-activated antimicrobial Nanoksi Fotonit photocatalytic coating is available for Festivo-Porkka Group’s refrigeration equipment to improve safety and hygiene. The Nanoksi Fotonit photocatalytic coating is a new innovative self-disinfecting solution to protect the device surfaces from microbes.

The Fotonit coating is a durable solution for protecting surfaces, as it lasts for years, depending on consumption. It is a completely safe and harmless solution for people, animals and the environment to protect surfaces.

Improve safety with Nanoksi Fotonit photocatalytic coating

As the name implies, the Fotonit coating is activated by light, making the surfaces contact-safe by destroying viruses and other pathogens.

The result is a chemical reaction that quickly destroys microbes and the structures of VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds). The activation of the Fotonit coating in the dark has been enhanced by the addition of silver, also known as an antimicrobial agent

The coating has a significant impact on the hygiene and cleanliness of premises and surfaces, as self-disinfecting surfaces remain hygienic without strong chemicals, with protection being a permanent solution as the coating is reactivated by light over and over again.

  • Nanoksi Fotonit photocatalytic coating improves hygiene. It works all the time.
  • The Fotonit coating quickly destroys 99% of pathogens.
  • Reduces the formation and spread of dangerous bacteria and viruses.
  • Reduces the need to use strong detergents.
  • Reduces sick leave and makes work more efficient.
  • Almost all materials are coatable.

An effective way to stop various microbes

The Fotonit coating is effective against envelope viruses (e.g. Influenza A, SARS, MRSA) and the food bacteria (e.g. Listeria, Salmonella, Coli). Both influenza and coronavirus are envelope viruses. According to the similar chemical structure of these viruses, the effect on the coronavirus should be similar to that on influenza A.

Available for all our refrigeration appliances – protect your home refrigeration appliances, medicine storage cabinets and commercial kitchen appliances

Our experts pre-install the Fotonit coating at our factory or alternatively as a service at the customer’s premises on site. Installation is quick and flexible and the coating does not change the appearance, gloss or tactile feel of the surfaces.

During installation, the catalytic coating agent is sprayed on the surfaces to be protected, such as levels, doors, handles and buttons. The coating is very durable and, for example, in household refrigeration equipment, the coating lasts for years.

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The light-activated coating forms reactive oxygen species. Oxygen compounds are very short-lived and react with surface microbes and VOCs. Microbes and VOCs decompose, and at the same time reactive oxygenates are neutralized to water and carbon dioxide.

The catalytic coating is a coating based on titanium oxide (TiO2, E171) which is neither the initial nor the final product of the reaction – it does not wear out in the process. The Fotonit coating lasts even ten years on non-contact surfaces. For surfaces subject to very high wear, such as door handles in public spaces, the photocatalytic coating needs to be applied annually.

Photocatalysis is a phenomenon known for more than a hundred years. As an antimicrobial effect, it has been studied for decades. There are a many certified studies. The photocatalytic coating provides a very significant antimicrobial effect.

None. In any case, as a natural phenomenon, photocatalytic reactions take place all the time in nature. We will make it more effective. The titanium oxide used is a safe and food-approved substance. So you can even eat it.

Yes. Photocatalysis also purifies the air. This is also sensory – the air feels fresher. When you especially want to clean the indoor air, the walls and ceiling are coated in the room.

No. The coating is very, very thin and nothing comes off the surface. The coating is performed by a properly protected specialist trained in our factories.

No. The surface treatment is nano-class in thickness, ie so thin that it cannot be seen with the naked eye.

Nanoksi Fotonit coating is generally suitable for all stone, wood, glass, metal and tile surfaces in both professional kitchens and homes. Nanoksi coating can be installed anywhere in Festivo’s home refrigeration appliances, ie refrigerators, freezers and wine cabinets. The most important items are the handles and doors of the equipment, which are usually touched the most.

Not alone. It helps to keep protected sites free of pathogens, and can stop the flow of viruses at the site but the coating does not replace the authority’s instructions, for example when protecting against the Corona virus. The manufacturer has good experiences e.g. on the protection of old people’s homes against the harmful Norovirus.

So far, there are certified studies from Germany where relatives of coronavirus has been studied. The mechanism itself for oxidizing compounds is that it attacks the so-called hydrocarbon bond present in organic materials. The mechanism is very generic and does not actually see which virus, bacterium, mold or even a large carbon molecule is involved. Oxidizing compounds similarly oxidize them to oxygen and water. A very direct conclusion is that if the mechanism works in this way with all envelope viruses that have been tested and measured so far, then it will also work with the COVID19 virus.

In the world, the destruction of the COVID-19 virus is challenging to test because only a few research entities are allowed to process the viral material. And the development of vaccines is now more important.