Surface Finishing UK says its Surface13 antiviral coating has now been tested using SARS-COV-2 COV2019 ITALY/INMI1, the strain of covid that produces COVID 19.

Managing Director Tony Hudson explained: “It’s important that antiviral products are tested to the specific virus. Viruses are all different, and the product tests are only valid for the viruses they’re tested against. It’s easy to get confused because some products have tested against feline coronavirus and it looks similar. That’s why we went for a human strain, we needed to know that Surface13 would stop the spread of the Covid-19.

“It’s indicated from Government and the World Health Organisation that we will be living with this virus and its variants for many years, so having something that offers a long-term effective way to stop the spread in homes, workplaces and public buildings is vital.”

Surface13 can be applied either during the normal manufacturing process, applied on-site or in situ by an accredited Surface13 applicator or as a DIY version in an aerosol suitable for home use.

Surface13 has passed ISO21702:2019 and ISO 22196:2011.