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). They can even eliminate the need for harmful cleaning chemicals in some facilities.
It also seals and protects surfaces against soiling, UV degradation, hard water stains and 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. At the same time, 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 its 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 coating’s positive charge 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.
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. Still, 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. Along with all of the other inert ingredients in BESTSeal, they are approved by the EPA for use in Minimum risk pesticides.
Titanium dioxide is safe to use; 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 on the approved list for use in fighting Covid-19 as part of our service applications. Still, 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 to be registered as a full pesticide.
Can BESTSeal kill specific viruses?
BESTSeal makes no claims regarding the potential to kill human viruses. Doing so would require this product to be registered as a full pesticide and be disqualified from use on some surfaces, in some facilities rather than its current, correct classification 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 make very specific kill-claims. However, this won’t be available until the due-process has been completed with the EPA.