HygenOx® Finish: antibacterial anodization

08 Apr 2020

When we come out of this emergency situation, we will all need a safer world. Every day we will find ourselves touching many surfaces, when opening a door, grasping a handrail for support, pressing a light switch and we will feel safer knowing that these surfaces have antibacterial properties.

Anodica Trevigiana now therefore wants to make its contribution by providing the know-how it has developed to impart antibacterial properties to anodized aluminium, using HygenOx® silver ion technology. This patented solution was developed a few years ago by the R&D team at Anodica Trevigiana, a company accustomed to researching innovative tailor-made solutions while focusing on emerging consumer needs.
The CEO of Anodica Trevigiana, Giorgio Zanchetta, has always promoted innovation and was asked to be president of T2i, the Technology Transfer and Innovation agency of Veneto-based Chambers of Commerce. He has also been Vice-President of Unindustria Treviso.



What is HygenOx®?

The process to produce the HygenOx® finish was developed in collaboration with one of Italy’s major technological universities. It involves a special process of antibacterial anodization, during which silver ions are dispersed throughout the layer undergoing treatment. Thanks to this treatment, the anodized surface acquires new properties that are able to significantly reduce any bacterial load, taking its values close to zero within 8h. The HygenOx® finish can be applied to any element made of anodizable aluminium alloy.

The antibacterial properties of HygenOx® are certified by tests performed in compliance with the ISO 22196 standard by several independent laboratories. It has also been validated by BioCote®, a UK-based leading company in antimicrobial solutions, which has recently successfully tested the effectiveness of their solutions, also based on silver ions, on a strain of virus in the CoronaVirus family (even though not yet tested specifically on SARS-CoV-2).

HygenOx® Technology provides useful application in the following sectors: household, medical, healthcare, transport, furniture, community equipment.

Do you want to discover more features, applications and advantages of HygenOx® antibacterial finish? Contact us: our team is at your disposal.