Tested and Proven
Our Lonprotect products are able to reduce the effectiveness of enveloped viruses by 99.9% within an hour. This advanced antiviral technology has been tested on the avian coronavirus and avian influenza virus (H5N3) by scientists from Tottori University in Japan.
Enveloped viruses rely on their external protective envelope to survive. The coronavirus is a type of enveloped virus. It usually causes mild illnesses such as the common cold, but can also lead to more serious infections such as COVID-19, SARS and pneumonia.
When an enveloped virus particle comes into contact with a Lonprotect surface, the active agents found in the vinyl chloride resin layer destroy the protective envelope of the virus. As the virus cannot survive without its envelope, it cannot replicate and is prevented from spreading further from the surface itself.
The coronavirus, a type of enveloped virus
Sick person coughs or sneezes , sending virus droplets into the air.
Virus is inactivated and prevented from multiplying.
Antiviral agents in resin layer destroy the protective outer envelope of the virus.
Virus lands on a Lonprotect wall or surface.
Tested and Proven
Lonprotect's antiviral technology has been tested by Japan's Tottori University to be effective on the avian coronavirus and the avian influenza virus (H5N3) - which are in the same coronavirus family as the flu and COVID-19.
In addition, Lonprotect flooring has undergone international testing standards (ISO 21702 antimicrobial surface test) and is able to effectively reduce the spread of contagious viruses by 99.9% such as:
Influenza A H3N2 virus, which causes respiratory tract infections and is related to the COVID-19 virus
Norovirus, which causes vomiting and diarrhea (*Surrogate virus used in testing)
The SIAA mark is granted to products when they pass the ISO 21702 test. Testing qualities are managed and information is disclosed according to the guidelines of the Society of International Sustaining Growth for Antimicrobial Articles (SIAA).
Note: Antiviral treatments are not intended to treat, cure, or prevent disease. The product complies with the SIAA safety standards.
PREVENTION IS BETTER THAN CURE
Viruses can spread from person to person mainly in droplets that fly out when an infected person coughs or sneezes, and land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby. A person can also be infected by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose or eyes.
Installing the Lonprotect wallpaper or flooring product in your home or workplace creates a more sterile environment by acting as a preventive measure against virus infections.