View Larger Image FF: Continuously Self-Cleaning Surfaces Charles Anderson sent me this photo of a creative pull handle used on a restaurant entrance. I’m curious about the “self-cleaning” wrap. It looks like this product from NanoSeptic. Do any of you have experience with this technology? You need to login or register to bookmark/favorite this content. By Lori Greene|2020-09-10T17:22:44-04:00September 11th, 2020|Fixed-it Friday, Push/Pull|4 Comments Share This Story, Choose Your Platform! FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditWhatsAppTumblrPinterestEmail About the Author: Lori Greene Related Posts 4 Comments Eryn September 11, 2020 at 8:16 am - Reply My company looked into these a while ago. We have been selling a lot of CuVerro Copper products but there is a big shortage with all manufacturers, so we were trying to find short-term solutions to provide customers in the meantime. They offer basically no scientific evidence on their website as to how exactly the products work. They claim it is “natural,” “toxin free,” and uses “nanocrystals” combined with the “power of light” to make an oxidation reaction “stronger than bleach”. The only scientific study was done in an overseas lab that is owned by the same company, so there is definitely a significant bias there. Toxins, nanocrystals, light power? Sounds like a lot of nonsense to me. Next they will tell me to slather essential oils on the levers and have an energy healer do a cleansing. It is entirely possible that, like other kinds of antimicrobial applied coating, the product kills odor-causing bacteria or other superfluous bacteria and not the kind that spreads illness. I am not convinced at all, given the total lack of real information on their site. Mark Dietzel September 11, 2020 at 10:26 am - Reply The marketing copy on their website was making me feel skeptical too, and I stumbled on this: https://bbbprograms.org/programs/all-programs/nad/nad-press-releases/nad-finds-certain-nanoseptic-self-cleaning-surface-claims-are-supported-recommends-modification-of-others So it does look like they are getting some push-back regarding their claims. CuVerro isn’t a panacea for contaminated surfaces, but at least the merits and limitations of it are well-documented and publicly available. Mark Dietzel September 11, 2020 at 10:14 am - Reply Seems cool. I would be curious to read more on the science behind it, but their website isn’t particularly helpful in understanding this technology and what microbes it’s actually effective against. I’m all for clean options and helping mitigate the spread of bacteria and the like, but with COVID several companies have been making claims that don’t necessarily live up to what the general public expects them to do. What’s interesting about this one is that you can just apply it to most existing surfaces, which is incredibly convenient. I’ll be on the lookout for these in the wild and scrounging around for white papers on this “Nano-Crystal” technology. Joseph Loskill September 14, 2020 at 6:41 am - Reply One thing you need to remember, there is evidence that these type of products are “Anti-microbial” and kill bacteria. They are not “Anti-viral” and will have absolutely no proven effect on viruses like COVID-19. Leave A Comment Cancel replyComment Don't subscribe All Replies to my comments Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. You can also subscribe without commenting.