Since Singapore has moved out of the first Circuit Breaker lockdown, the city state has resumed work and social activities in the ‘New Normal’. The ridership on public transportation such as trains and buses have increased, with people returning to their work commute.
Studies have shown that the coronavirus can last on different types of surfaces for a long time: Up to three days on plastic and stainless steel; and up to four days on glass.
With more measures needed to safeguard commuters from the still-existing coronavirus, major transportation corporation SMRT worked together with High Tech (HT Construction Pte Ltd) to apply protective antimicrobial coating to their trains and buses in Singapore. High Tech is the exclusive distributor of top antimicrobial solution brand AirTumTec for SMRT, leveraging on AirTumTec’s unique 360 all-round protective properties to ensure the highest level of protection against surface and air-borne bacteria on buses and trains in Singapore.
How does AirTumTec antimicrobial coating solution protect SMRT trains and buses?
The coating works like a shield
When in contact with bacteria and viruses, its compounds entraps the membranes and kills them
Tested using military standards
AirTumTec antimicrobial coating is certified to be abrasive-resistant and can even withstand wiping with strong disinfectants. Once applied to the grab poles, overhead hand grips and seats of the trains and buses interiors, AirTumTec antimicrobial coating solution can last up to 12 months
Reduces the volume of harmful microorganism found on surfaces
Tests have shown the significant drop in volume of microorganisms found on surfaces applied with AirTumTec antimicrobial coating solution. A low microorganism count (<200)* is a sound indicator that the surface is well protected from coronavirus.
*For comparison purposes, our smartphone touch screen is typically in the ‘dirty’ range of 501 to 1,000*