FAQ

 What is Nanoshield? 

 

Nanoshield is a self-disinfecting antimicrobial film, made by the world leader in its product class. Nanoshield has been applied to touch points and surfaces around the world. Our film uses a patented form copper with excellent antiviral activity to continuously keep surfaces free of viruses and bacteria.

Does Nanoshield kill 99.99% bacteria and viruses?

Yes. All Nanoshield products are manufactured using the same patented antimicrobial agent. We have tested numerous viruses and bacteria to ISO 21702 (antiviral) and ISO 22196 (antibacterial). To request specific lab reports, please contact us.

Is Nanoshield effective against COVID-19?

Yes. During tests, Nanoshield showed a log4 (99.99%) reduction of the SARS-CoV-2 virus (COVID-19) within 15 minutes of contact.

How about mutant strains of COVID-19?

Yes, Nanoshield targets and damages the protective layer of both envelope and non-envelope strains of viruses. This includes mutated DNA/RNA.

Test results show that Nanoshield is effective against SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19), two additional human coronaviruses (229E and OC-43), as well as MHV (mouse hepatitis virus).  All four are beta coronaviruses. Any mutant stains of coronavirus are also inactivated by Nanoshield in a similar time frame.

There are now vaccines. Why do I still need Nanoshield?

A vaccine increases the's body immunity against infection. The duration of the COVID-19 vaccine’s efficacy is still an open question. Having Nanoshield work in concert with vaccines and normal disinfectants will provide you the best protection.

What is the difference between Nanoshield and using alcohol-based products to disinfect surfaces?

Alcohol-based and similar spray disinfectants only cleanse a surface of existing viruses and bacteria in that moment. Subsequently, viruses and bacteria can survive on these surfaces in between scheduled cleaning times.

 

Nanoshield acts as a surface that viruses and bacteria cannot survive on. Using Nanoshield is the equivalent of spraying and wiping a surface with disinfectant every 5 to 10 minutes.

If surfaces are already being disinfected every 15 minutes, why should I use Nanoshield?

With Nanoshield, viruses and bacteria start being eliminated from the moment of contact. The CSIRO in Australia have observed that coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) can survive on common surfaces for up to 28 days. A combination of Nanoshield and standard cleaning protocols can significantly reduce disease transmission in the community.

 

Is Nanoshield harmful to the skin?

Unlike hand sanitisers, Nanoshield does not have any harmful effects on your skin. Our film passed ISO 10993 for skin irritation and skin sensitivity.

Is Nanoshield safe for pregnant moms, children, babies and pets?

Yes. Nanoshield has been rigorously tested for oral toxicity, ocular and skin irritation, mutagenicity and cytotoxicity testing. Our film is perfectly safe to touch.

How long does Nanoshield last?

If the film is unscratched, damaged or modified, Nanoshield's self-disinfecting effect lasts up to 12 months. We suggest replacing the film every 6 months to ensure maximum efficacy.

Will the copper compound oxidise over time?

Unlike traditional copper, our patented copper compound resin does not oxidise and will not discolour over time.

What surfaces can Nanoshield be used on?

We have a range of Nanoshield products that are suitable for almost any surface that requires sanitation.

How strong is the adhesive of the film? Will removing it later damage the surface?

Nanoshield comes in two adhesive types: low and high strength. Neither will damage the surface. Low strength adhesive is recommended for glass and touch screens. High strength adhesive is recommended for all other surfaces.

 

Will the film easily stick to wooden surfaces or is there a need for additional material?

We recommend using our high-strength acrylic adhesive (PVC range) for such surfaces.

 

 

Is Nanoshield heat and weather-resistant?

Nanoshield can withstand boiling water for 4 minutes (100°C) with no detriment to its antiviral resin.

For outdoor applications, we recommend Nanoshield All Weather, which has been weather-tested against ISO 4892-2 (light, temperature and humidity) to simulate 12 months of weather exposure.

 

Should I still clean Nanoshield-protected surfaces?

Keeping Nanoshield surfaces free of dirt and grease helps preserve its antimicrobial effect. We recommend cleaning Nanoshield with non-abrasive cloths (e.g. micro fibre) at least once daily. Nanoshield is resistant to water-based detergents, alcohol and bleach. Avoid using abrasive cleaning utensils as they risk damaging the antiviral resin.

 

Product questions

In what widths do Nanoshield film rolls come in?

Our PET film comes in widths of 980mm (100µm), 1,060mm (188µm) or 1,080mm (50µm).

 

Our PVC film comes in 1,320mm width and we have a 100mm wide tape form. Customised widths can be produced (MOQ applies).

 

Do you offer Nanoshield film in custom dimensions?

Yes. Kindly book an appointment with our sales team at sales@nanoveu.com to find out more.

 

 

Is Nanoshield film print compatible?

The base film can be watermarked or manufactured in custom colours (MOQ applies).

 

Is Nanoshield UV stable?

Yes. We conducted accelerated weather testing (ISO 4892-2) Nanoshield All Weather to determine that is UV stable for up to 12 months.

 

Is Nanoshield available in coloured film?

At the moment, our product is only available in clear film. Custom colours may be manufactured (MOQ applies).

 

We want to calculate import duties. Where can I find information on this?

Kindly book an appointment with our sales team at sales@nanoveu.com to find out more.

 

How do you work with other distributors in various countries?

Kindly book an appointment with our sales team at sales@nanoveu.com to find out more.