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Restaurant & Technology Company Team Up to Create Post Pandemic Environment

Leading Restaurant Chain Teams up with Technology Company to Create Restaurant Fit for the Post Pandemic World

As government restrictions lift and the hospitality sector plans the reopening of its indoor spaces on May 17th, one innovative bar & restaurant chain is going a step further to ensure its staff andcustomers are kept safe.

The Alchemistbar and restaurants, which are located in 17 locations in major cities across the UK, have teamed up with specialist Nano technology companyLiquidNanoto establish precautionarydisinfection measures fit for the post pandemic world.

Management at The Alchemist invited the experts at LiquidNano to undertake a full assessment of their restaurants spaces with a view to installing best in class products and protocols to eliminate viral pathogens and reduce the threat of contact transmission of the coronavirus.

Now staff at all restaurant locations are using 'Steri-Wipe' surface cleaners which leave behind an invisible nano-coating that releases a disinfectant slowly over a period of days to eliminatepathogens which survive on all surfaces such as tables and chairs, computer cutlery, screens, tills and tablets.

The active ingredient in Steri-Wipe, which is also available as a spray, is a trusted disinfectant called Bacoban. Its properties have been verified by The German Society for Hygiene and Microbiology(DGHM) at the Institute for Medical Microbiology and Hospital Hygiene in Hanover.

Steri-Wipe contain a gel to create an invisible film of liquid glass that is 500 times thinner than a human hair, which kills bacteria and viruses, including envelope viruses such as SARS-CoV-2(which causes Covid-19). This provides long term protection to all touch areas.

Hannah Plumb, Culture and Talent Director at The Alchemist commented:"Although we use the products to sanitise our equipment for our customers, our staff have also used them on their phones, host equipment and handheld Ipods/padsused for service."

Andy Middleton, co-founder of LiquidNano said: "Conventional disinfectants are effective immediately but only for a short period. With the application of the LiquidNano TM coating, a super thin layerof anti-pathogen Nano scale liquid glass technology is deposited on the surface. After drying, this active layer will continue to kill the pathogens which are deposited on the surfaces for up to 10 days."

The antimicrobial wipes are designed to close a 'hygiene gap' that experts warn can enable pathogens to survive on high touch surfaces which are so common in restaurants for up to 28 days.

Staff at The Alchemist have also been issued with self-sterilising antimicrobial eco-friendly face masks, designed to be worn comfortably for long periods, which reduce the risk of contacttransmission. The fabric of the masks contains a unique invisible coating called DiOX 4 which is believed to kill COVID-19 and is supported by a study by the University of Cambridge which foundthat 95% of the viral pathogens introduced to the fabric surface of the mask were killed within one hour and almost 100% after four hours.

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About LiquidNano

LiquidNano Steri-Wipe is available for £4.48 for a pack of four at: note that Steri-Wipe is also available as a spray.

Louise Rose, Professor of Critical Care NursingatKing's College London, said on behalf of the Life Lines charity: "LiquidNano (donated) Steri-Wipe to Life Lines for wiping down tablets during the COVID surge - they are fantastic and also help to protect smart glass with no restoration of the surface."

A study by theCommonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation in Australia in October 2020 warned that SARS-CoV-2 could survive for up to 28 days on devices such as mobile phones, bank ATMs, supermarket self-serve checkouts, and airport check-in kiosks.

LiquidNano Facemasks 

  • The  DIOX D4 coating has been tested to retain its efficacy fully for up to 20 washes.
  • Washed once per week, one face mask will therefore last 20 weeks.
  • Using three disposable masks per day over 20 weeks would require 420 disposable masks per person.
  • Over the same 20 week period, each member of staff would use just one reusable LiquidNano mask.
  • Reusable masks are the sensible choice for individuals and organisations both in terms of cost and environmental impact.