ACT CleanCoat™ is part of Premium Purity™. ACT CleanCoat™ is based on effective technology specifically designed to combat harmful microbes. When applied to surfaces and exposed to ordinary light, ACT CleanCoat™ becomes self-disinfecting and breaks down microbes such as bacteria, viruses, airborne mold spores and chemical compounds such as VOCs.
The product is transparent, odorless and applicable to any surface. When exposed to light, a photocatalytic reaction starts that breaks down microbes and purifies the air.
“Test af CleanCoat™ fra ACT.Global i landbrugsapplikationer” (in Danish) is an independent study from the Danish Technological Institute (Teknologisk Institut) documenting the effect of using ACT CleanCoat™ in agriculture.
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Effect over time
The experiments show that proper use of ACT CleanCoat™ for antimicrobial coatings in agriculture is good.
Before the application of ACT CleanCoat™, all surfaces are cleaned. For two to three weeks after treatment, the antimicrobial effect is most significant: 50-60% in the broiler farm and 50-70% in the pig barn. When over time soil or dust settles on the surfaces, the effect decreases as the light cannot reach the coating, and the disinfecting effect of the photocatalysis is thereby limited.
The effect at different concentrations
The test also investigated the impact of ACT CleanCoat™ at various concentration level. Here, all experiments showed that the highest concentrations of ACT CleanCoat™ produced the most significant antimicrobial effect.
Treating all surfaces in a stable with ACT CleanCoat™ results in reduced infection risk, fewer infections and outbreaks, leading to fewer treatments and higher productivity.
Keeping the treated surface free of dust and dirt will reduce the number of microbes by 50-70%.
In some cases, such as the broiler farm or pig barn, it may be challenging to keep the surfaces clean. But even without cleaning these, the herd will still be exposed to the full effect of ACT CleanCoat™ for the first three weeks of their 5-7 week stay in the barn.
Thus, both chickens and piglets are well protected in the first half of the period when they are most vulnerable and prone to disease.
The conclusion is that there are excellent prospects for agriculture by using ACT CleanCoat ™ – concerning quality, efficiency, disease control, and infection risk.
The table shows the effect of using ACT CleanCoat ™ in a broiler farm for week 1, week 2, week 3 and week 4, respectively with three different concentrations of ACT CleanCoat ™. The effect is greatest in week 2 and week 3 and with treatment #2.
Percentage reduction of total count in broiler farm, measured over 4 weeks with three different concentrations of ACT CleanCoat ™
When over time soil or dust settles on the surfaces, the effect decreases as the light cannot reach the coating, and the disinfecting effect of the photocatalysis is thereby limited.
Source: Teknologisk Institut, Test af ACT CleanCoat™ fra ACT.Global i landbrugsapplikationer, January 2019