As the COVID-19 outbreak puts a major strain on South Africa’s healthcare sector, we are looking to the latest technologies, equipment and solutions to support the government’s efforts to curb the spread of the virus. Plascon has two product lines suitable for use in the Hospitality and Healthcare sectors that contain a multitude of properties designed for environments where infection control and anti-microbial performance are essential. Plascon
Professional Hygiene™ Low Sheen Paint
From Shikkui to Shiquy – age-old wisdom refined for today’s applications Dating back 1300 years, Shikkui is a traditional Japanese plaster that is used as a protective method when infections develop. Kansai Plascon’s parent company, Kansai Paint Japan, has successfully converted the Shikkui plaster finish into a paint finish it has named Kansai Shiquy Paint, and has made this available to Plascon Professional trade customers.
The benefits of Shiquy include an antiviral effect, the elimination of odours, humidity control and air purification. Viruses exist in moisture, such as droplets from cough and sneezing, vomit and water vapour in the air (humidity). When viruses existing in moisture make contact with Shiquy, the strong alkaline content renders viruses inactive so that they are unable to attach themselves to human/ animal cells.