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BUD renews deal to protect trays with Anti-COVID coating

Transport

Resysten, a company that manufactures an antimicrobial coating that protects surfaces from the spread of COVID-19 and other pathogens, has renewed its existing deal with Budapest International Airport to protect over 2,000 security trays currently in use, according to a press release sent to the Budapest Business Journal.

The company was first hired for the same services a year ago. 

Security trays at airports, which studies have found to carry more germs and viruses than the average toilet seat, saw a reduction of 99.6% reduction in contamination following thorough ATP testing after 90 days, the company says. Resysten guarantees the effectiveness of the product for up to a year.

Upon contact with light, the sprayed solution produces hydrogen peroxide, which prevents the presence of pathogens on any surface. It has been developed to integrate into any surface on a molecular level, meaning that it cannot be removed by conventional cleaning methods and so it remains active for up to a year. These two key properties result in surfaces that protect users and their environment from the spread of contamination. 

The product was initially developed in Budapest in 2014 to stop the spread of hospital-acquired infections and flu outbreaks in public transport networks. Since March 2020, at the beginning of the lockdown, the company prioritised extensive testing to discover that it is also effective against the spread of COVID-19.

Other early adopters include Budapest's Metro transport network (including all 27km of its escalator handrail) as well as Hungary's public hospitals. Resysten's latest customers also include VT-Arriva, Audi, Auchan, T-Mobile, Mylan Pharmaceutical, Philip Morris International, Stadler, Cognizant, Europart and the Czech Academy of Sciences in Prague.

To date, the company has treated a total 150,000 sqm of surfaces, and has struck partnerships in 35 countries around the world.

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