We collaborate, develop, commercialise, manufacture and license a range of patented anti-microbial surface treatments. We provide up to 99.9% reduction rates against bacteria, fungi and antibiotic-resistant superbugs, including MRSA and E. coli.
How does KASTUS technology work?
Our photo-catalytic (light-activated) technology is placed on glass or ceramic surfaces, and sinters into the surface during firing, providing permanent protection for the surface:
Scratch, chemical and stain-resistant
It provides up to 99.9% reduction in Gram positive & negative bacteria e.g. Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), E. coli & VRE.
Environmentally friendly (non-toxic) through its non-leaching of harmful chemicals or nano-metals into the environment, with no VOC.
Photo physical process (not specific to particular microbe type).
Catalytic mechanism (indefinite lifetime).
Provides low water absorption for surfaces, leading to increased self-cleaning activity.
Performed at independent ISO accredited testing laboratories.
ISO 27447:2009 under visible light ‘Test method for antibacterial activity of semi-conducting photo-catalytic materials’. Shows the removal rate of bacteria offered by product. Results of Log 4-6 reduction (99.99%-99.9999%) of inoculated Staphylococcus aureus and E. coli bacteria on coated glass and ceramic.
ISO 11998:2006 - Scrub Resistance ‘Determination of wet-scrub resistance and cleanability of coatings’. Indicates that product is resistant to scrubbing over life time and that there is no change to coating properties.
ASTM D 2247 Humidity cabinet ensures that coating is not affected by wet conditions (100% relative humidity).
ISO 10545-13:1997 Chemical Resistance - Determination of chemical resistance of coating.
ISO 10545-14:1997 Staining Resistance - Determination of resistance to stains.