While Stainless Steel is associated with "clean" surface applications such as food processing, hospitals and consumer items, stainless steel has no ability to naturally eliminate kill microbes and bacteria.
Havasu is leading the development of bioStainless. First of a new family of Stainless Steel alloys that are anti-microbial by design, with a proven to 99.99% kill. Yet it is completely safe for humans and animals because we are focused on special properties of safe and naturally occurring elements, not exotic compounds which are suspected to leach and concentrate in living organisms, impacting their function. Or worse, create a superbug. Besides, those compounds will not survive the manufacturing process of Stainless Steel.
bioStainless works on a simple principle. The surface works on an ion exchange with the membrane of the virus or bacteria. This ion exchange acts like a pin to a child's balloon, destroying what holds together the virus, instantly killing the microbe. High purity copper has a similar property and has been studied for decades to be safe and effective.
Havasu's proprietary formulation and manufacturing process for bioStainless is truly unique as it is low maintenance, long life cycle and maintains a superior cosmetic appeal. It is ideal for a wide range of applications in food service, hospitals, public areas and homes. When combined with normal cleaning, it adds an additional layer of protection from the spread of viruses, bacteria and other microbes that impacts the lives of humans throughout the world. bioStainless is part of our vision and portfolio of technologies that improves the world for the better.
The technology is in testing with first product shipments expected in 2016. If you are interested in incorporating this technology into your product, please contact us to join this program as a launch customer.