General Silicones antiviral rubber sheets pass ISO 21702:2019 test

Hsinchu, Taiwan – General Silicones announces that its antiviral silicone rubber sheets passed the strict ISO 21702:2019 test performed by BOKEN (SGS) laboratories. The examination is one of the most demanding tests to verify the antiviral properties of non-porous surfaces. The confirmation of the antiviral properties neatly adds to the recently announces verification of the antifungal properties of the silicone rubber and the antibacterial properties of the silicone. Using its 50 years of experience in silicone manufacturing, the antiviral silicone formulated by GS prevents the growth of microbes and viruses and reduces their survival time on the silicone rubber surface significantly.

According to research, viral persistence can be also affected by surface hydrophobicity and porous. There are four main properties, which can affect the persistence of viruses on surfaces. These include: material form such as porosity; physical factors such as relative temperature, humidity, exposure to light, and type of surface, e.g., roughness; biological, like the structure of the virus or the presence of other microorganisms, e.g., microbial biofilm; chemical, such as pH, presence of reactive ions, adsorption state, organic matter or presence of specific substances.

From the above description for viruses, we can find many viruses can be stabilized and protected by the surrounding organic material, such as in saliva or mucus droplets. Silicone material hydrophobic surface is a great advantage as it can reduce the growth of many microorganisms. Compo-SiL® silicone material is non-toxic, easy to clean, and eco-friendly which is suitable for products surface. Others product’s surfaces are usually damaged by wiping with alcohol, but Compo-SiL® wouldn’t. So, having a Compo-SiL® antiviral surface material for our life is necessary. By simply changing the material of the surfaces we use that inhibit viruses more efficiently and keep our life away from viruses.