SteadyShield Antibacterial/Antiviral Photocatalytic Nanocoating
Scientifically proven, SteadyShield’s continuous cleaning properties provide a worry-free and care-free way to help keep your family, friends and visitors safe and healthy.
SteadyShield from UV ShieldÔ combines innovative nanotechnology with the natural oxidizing power of photocatalytic titanium dioxide to create the most advanced light-activated “self-cleaning surface coatings available today to keep your home CONTINUOUSLY clean and smelling fresh without breaking the bank.
This patented Photocatalytic Nanocoating can be applied to many surfaces with special formulations for indoor or outdoor light and virtually any surface including porous surfaces, glass, painted walls, fabric, vinyl, wood, metal and plastic.
Photocatalytic coatings have been studied for decades and independent test results prove their amazing ability to that breakdown, kill or inactivate a variety of contaminants and microorganisms including many types of germs, mold, volatile organic compounds and viruses.
These cutting-edge coatings are powered by advanced titanium dioxide nanoparticles that create hydrophilic or self-cleaning surfaces when exposed to light resulting in a reduction in scheduled cleaning and maintenance costs.
Additionally, these coating actually eat smog. ISO-testing has proven the amazing air-cleaning capabilities, or “smog-eating” properties.
When surfaces are treated with this patented light-activated nanocoating, independent test results demonstrate a 99.96% reduction of bacterial growth with similar reductions of a number of pathogens and viruses, including human coronavirus.
SteadyShieldÒ is currently in use in many private and public building including schools, hospitals, hotels, airports, restaurants, offices and shopping centers.
SteadyShieldÒ is safe and effective in decreasing or eliminating indoor and outdoor pollutants including formaldehyde and toluene plus other common indoor volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and outdoor pollutants such as NOx and SO2. Remember, many odors just smell bad, but far too many may be harmful to your health.
SteadyShieldÒ is both sustainable and environmentally friendly. In addition to common pollutants photocatalytic coatings also kill bacteria, mold, fungus and inactivate viruses.
Non-Toxic, Solvent Free / ISO Certified
Breaks down VOCs, NOx and other airborne pollutants
Improves air quality in dense urban environments
Can be applied toward LEED credits for air quality
Creates healthier work & home environment
Creates a hydrophilic, self-cleaning surface
Reacts with visible and UV light
Triggered by light energy, organic compounds decompose on a molecular level
Coating ideal for air filtration units
Creates a super hydrophilic surface allowing water to wash away contaminants
Reduces need for building cleaning and maintenance
Mold and fungus prevention on building facades
Break down allergens
Remove cigarette/cigar smoke from indoor fabrics
Break down mold, fungus in the air
Decompose over 60 types of VOCs
Prevent respiratory issues
Safe for the environment and for human contact
Increase durability of all materials
Provide stain free surfaces
Increase PV efficiency & decrease maintenance
Saves water by breaking down dirt and making surfaces “self-clean”
Durable, lasts for 10-15 years once applied
The active ingredient is titanium-dioxide which is an FDA approved food pigment.
Each 142.8 Sq feet of our photocatalytic coating applied to a surface has the same photocatalytic power as a single full-grown leaved tree.
Breaks down VOCs, METHANE, BTEX, bacteria, NOx and other airborne pollutants on contact
Removal rate for Nitrous Oxides per m2 is approximately 200 cubic meters of air per day. VOCs can be removed at a rate of 60 cubic meters per day (Source: Lawrence Berkeley National Labs, 2007 study for California Energy Commission)
Reapply every 10-15 years
Provides Air and Surface cleaning in:
10,000 ft2 of building facade-surface coated by our photocatalytic coating will remove the same amount of pollutants in a 12-hour period as 70 full-grown broadleaved trees.
2,000 ft2 of the photocatalytic coated roofing is able to decompose the same quantity of Nitrogen Oxides (NOx) per year that a gasoline-driven car emits during 10,563 miles of driving.
- ISO 22197: Photocatalytic material – Certified
- ISO 22197-1:2007 (Removal of NOx)
- ISO 22197-2:2011 (removal of acetaldehyde)
- ISO 22197-3:2011 (removal of toluene)
- ISO 22197-4:2013 (removal of formaldehyde)
- ASTM G 154: Artificial Weathering – No Changes
- ASTM D 4585: Humidity – No Changes
- ASTM D 1308: Chemical Resistance – No Changes
- See the technical manual for application instructions.
- Storage: Store in a cool dark place. Do not allow to freeze.
- Recommended storage between 5-25°C.
- Do not store in direct sunlight, light-sensitive.
- Increased light-sensitivity for use in indoor environments
- Coverage: 475 sq ft / 32 oz
- Intended for use on all surfaces other than glass
- Coverage: 570 sq ft / 32 oz
- Intended for use on glass surfaces
- Coverage: 475 sq ft / 32 oz
- Non-reactive base coat to protect organic surfaces
- Coverage: 570 sq ft / 32 oz
This coating uses photocatalytic titanium dioxide (TiO2) nanoparticles to absorb ultraviolet (UV) and visible light to drive the decomposition of water to hydroxyl radicals or organic and inorganic compounds to their oxidized forms (such as nitrous oxide (NOx) to nitrate salts). The hydroxyls produced can undergo further reactions with odors, organic and inorganic compounds, and pollution to eliminate harmful species in the air and produce water in a catalytic cycle.
In 1967, Ph.D. student Akira Fujishima working in a small lab at the University of Tokyo, discovered that the anatase form of titanium dioxide, a common food pigment, decomposes volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and other air pollutants when exposed to UV light. More than 49 years and over 3,000 academic studies later, scientists agree that global air pollution can be positively impacted by the widespread application of photocatalytic anatase titanium dioxide coatings.
In the presence of light, the compounds that our coating is capable of decomposing include nitrogen oxides (NOx), carbon monoxide (CO), formaldehyde, benzene, allergens, pathogens, odors and other volatile organic compounds (VOCs). These pollutants are converted into non-toxic compounds like carbon dioxide, water, and nitrates.
Our photocatalytic coating works by creating hydroxyl radicals and superoxide ions during photocatalysis – these ‘scrubbers’ break down harmful organic airborne pollutants such as VOCs, nitric oxides, carbon monoxide, and methane into harmless byproducts.
Additionally, thanks to advances in nanotechnology, this coating contains nano-scaled particles that allow for an increased surface area of reactive material when compared to larger-scale particles. As a result, the photocatalytic coating has a higher rate of photocatalytic activity and decomposes organic pollutants much more quickly than our competitors, as evidenced by the ISO testing results of the International Photocatalyst Standards Testing Centre.
Whether our customers are environmentally conscious and intent on decreasing the air pollution in urban environments, looking to create healthier indoor environments, or only interested in keeping their assets clean and reducing building maintenance costs, America Nanocoat’s photocatalytic coatings offer an innovative eco-friendly solution.
Visible Light Photocatalysis
Photocatalytic oxidation had once only been possible under the presence of UV light, and now with the chemistry America Nanocoat has to offer, it is now reactive into the visible light spectrum. The activation of this reaction in by visible light is possible through the doping of TiO2 with silver ions.