The paint additive called Corning Guardiant offers an effective solution even for coronavirus.
Corning, which produces robust glass products for smartphones and other devices, has developed a dye solution that neutralizes pathogens such as coronavirus. Corning Guardiant, a copper-based additive for paint, can kill 99.9 percent of bacteria and viruses adhering to surfaces.
The company says the tests show highly resistant antimicrobial activity against SARS-CoV-2 , the virus that causes Covid-19 . In addition, it is stated that the paint coating is still effective against the virus even after Corning simulated 6 years of brushing.
According to his research, Corning Guardiant can kill pathogens within 2 hours, including gram-positive bacteria such as Staphylococcus aureus , gram-negative bacteria such as Pseudomonas aeruginosa , and non-enveloped viruses such as murine norovirus , which is the most difficult to kill. The company shares that its Corning Guardiant coating worked in both wet and dry test conditions. Note that my products using silver and zinc give the best results in wet contamination tests.
It is unclear when Corning Guardiant will be available and which technology products it can be used in.