The causes of infectious diseases and how Go Glass Hygiene glass system can inhibit them.1st May 2020
Microorganisms (micorbes) such as bacteria and viruses are all around us in buildings. The microbes develop, reproduce and spread to humans from interior glass and other surfaces.
Microbes that cause infectious diseases are biological agents called pathogens. Controlling infectious diseases depends, therefore, on inhibiting pathogens on the surfaces of interior glass and other materials.
Achieving this goal requires high standards of hygiene (cleaning and disinfection).
Ordinary glass – when new ordinary glass promises visability, clarity and cleanability. Glass breaks these promises, however, because of the properties of its own surface.
Microscopically rough – Contrary to popular belief, the surface of glass is not completely smooth. Under a microscope, as illustrated below, glass reveals a rough surface made of peaks and potholes. Thesse potholes provide hiding places for pathogenic microbes such as bacteria and viruses.
Chemically reactive – attracts and holds organic contaminants that provide nutrients needed for pathogenic microbes to live and grow
Water-loving (hydrophilic) – attracts and holds moisture which is needed for pathogenic microbes to live and grow
Difficult to keep clean – because of all the factors above
Difficult to disinfect – dirty and damp surfaces cannot be disinfected properly.
How does the Go Glass Hygiene System help?
The power behind the hygiene glass system for the renovation, protection and maintenance of glass is ClearShield®, a unique polymeric resin.
When applied to ordinary glass in liquid form, the system cross-links with itself and the glass to form a strong chemical bond that gives the glass both high-performance protection and durability, upgrading is completely transparent, chemically inert, non-hazardous and UV stable. Unlike a coating, the system becomes part of the glass so it will not peel, discolour or crack. Working like a ‘non-stick’ frying pan it prevents contaminants from bonding to the glass surface and limits further damage caused by corrosion and chemical attack. Cleaning is now easier without the need for harsh abrasives or methods – as well as saving time and effort.
Go Glass hygiene glass system performs like new for life following a recommended simple and economic after-care programme.
Proven solutions for the challenges faced during the current situation
- For new glass, installations insist of Go Glass Hygiene Glass – the only glass with non-stick, easy-clean protection. Install glass protection screens and cabinets incorporating this glass.
- For existing glass – Upgrade your glass, contact us for details of on-site glass renovation. DIY upgrade kits are also available coating 18-20 sq mts of ordinary glass.
- For cleaning and disinfection of new and existing glass – Disinfect all is a powerful and versatile all in one cleaner Works on most surfaces, including glass, metal, plastic, flooring, rubber and even upholstery. Disinfect-All™ is specially designed to work with Go Glass hygiene ‘non-stick’ easy-clean ClearShield® glass.* Disinfect-All™ is so powerful that it kills MRSA, HIV virus, Hepatitis B and C, C.Difficile and many other types of viruses, bacteria, algae and fungi!