How it works
What is BESTSeal?
BESTSeal’s nano-coating system is a modern cleaning solution for any business or industry. BESTSeal protects surfaces. When you apply BESTSeal, millions of particles coat your surface at a sub-microscopic level. This nano-coat integrates with the surface to create a new self-cleaning layer of protection.
Once applied and sealed BESTSeal coated surfaces require only a quick rinse with water to wash away tough debris (similar technology to that found in expensive high-end ceramic car coatings), and can even entirely eliminate the need for harmful cleaning chemicals in some facilities.
It also seals and protects surfaces against soiling, UV degradation, hard water stains, and it can clean and remove mold stains. It controls bacteria that can cause spoilage, deterioration, or fouling of materials on certain surfaces. It can kill odor-causing bacteria on non-food-contact surfaces.
The detection of adenosine triphosphate (ATP), the universal unit of energy in all living cells, is commonly performed using testing sensors in near all-industries, as a standard for checking how clean a surface is. ATP testing has been used to prove BESTSeal can safely maintain reduced microorganism counts of living cells on treated surfaces long term.
What is Photocatalytic Oxidation?
Photocatalytic oxidation or photocatalysis is a similar scientific process to a term most of us are familiar with – Photosynthesis.
Photosynthesis is a process used by plants and other organisms to convert light energy into chemical energy, while photocatalysis is when a nano-coating containing the right fusion of properly configured and sized Titanium Dioxide nanoparticles converts light energy into safe electro-chemical “decomposition-energy”. That energy is what gives our coating it’s unique long-lasting, self-cleaning properties.
The coatings use the energy of light to create hydroxyl radicals and superoxide anions at the atomic level. The positive charge of the coating cleans the surface and the air around it by attracting, trapping, and then oxidizing negatively charged impurities such as “VOC”s and organic contaminants, decomposing them into microscopic amounts of carbon dioxide and water that are completely safe.
How much light is necessary for this process? In the past titanium dioxide, nano-coatings required strong amounts of UV light to create decomposition-energy, but now our modern fusion of additional inert nano-materials such as zinc oxide enhances titanium dioxide’s abilities, allowing our coating to work in most lighting.
BESTSeal coating still does work the best in ideal lighting situations, so as part of our install process we perform a light quality survey of the area’s BESTSeal’s being installed on. We use special equipment to analyze the available light spectrum in installation areas and recommend any suggested lighting changes for optimal performance.
What Is BESTSeal made of and is it safe?
Titanium dioxide nanoparticles are our main photo-catalyst, and it along with all of the other inert ingredients in BESTSeal are approved by the EPA for use in Minimum risk pesticides.
Titanium dioxide is safe to use long term, in fact, there’s a good chance If you eat dairy products, candy, frosting, and the powder on powdered donuts, you’ve eaten titanium dioxide at some point. Why you ask, well because it’s approved for food use as a colorant by the FDA! It’s also found in skin products like makeup, and sunscreen.
Is BESTSeal EPA Certified?
We use EPA certified disinfectants that are on the approved list for use in fighting Covid-19 as part of our service applications, but our BESTSeal Nano-coating itself is considered a “Minimum Risk Pesticide” by the EPA because it poses little to no risk to human health, or the environment, and is therefore exempt from the requirement that it be registered as a full pesticide.
Can BESTSeal kill specific viruses?
BESTSeal makes no claims regarding the potential to kill human viruses because doing so would require this product to be registered as a full pesticide, and be disqualified from use on some surfaces and in some facilities. Rather than it’s current, correct classification as a minimum risk pesticide.
With that being said ATP testing counts are a count of all living cells on a given surface, and viruses are living cells, if there’s a reduction in ATP count, you can perform independent research to answer this question fairly easily.
We have developed a second formula that has an application in with the EPA to approve a version of BESTSeal that may be able to make very specific kill-claims, however, this won’t be available until due-process has been completed with the EPA.