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MS-Sticker® TV report – JT TF1

When the MS-Sticker® technology was highlighted on the TF1 news channel (the first French television channel).

Buses, operated by Transdev, equipped with our bactericidal and virucidal adhesive film to protect users at Roissy Charles de Gaulle airport.

Covid : Hérault Logement will equip its senior residences with a self-decontaminating device – Hérault Tribune

As part of its commitment to its senior tenants, Hérault Logement is experimenting, starting this July 2021, with a self-decontaminating device, MS-Sticker®, in the common areas of its residences.

Thanks to an innovative process developed in Balaruc, Hérault Logement protects its senior tenants from bacteria and viruses, including that of Covid-19, by installing on the contact points of the common areas, the coating designed by the company MetalSkin Technologies.

Bactericidal and virucidal surfaces

Door and gate handles, call buttons and elevator handrails will thus be under high sanitary protection. This innovative process, tested in accordance with the NF S90-700 standard, makes it possible to evaluate the bactericidal action of a surface under real environmental conditions. It is currently being tested at the Les Albizzias residence in Montpellier. It is expected to be extended to all the residences with more than 20 units that have been awarded the Habitat Senior Services label by the social landlord, i.e. 21 residences for 809 units.

A multi-award winning concept

The Metalskin Technologies coating has a bactericidal action of 99% in minutes on bacteria, and 99.97% in 1 hour. The virucidal action also observed by the CNRS allows a 68% inhibition of the virulence of SarsCov-2 in 1 hour and 99.5% between 2 and 4 hours. This concept was awarded the Innovation Trophy at Hospital Expo 2014, and has since been developed by the Balaruc-based company, Metalskin Technologies. It also received the Best VSE Award in 2017 and the Trophée Or Normes Afnor 2019.


MetalSkin Technologies launches a self-decontaminating adhesive – TRAITEMENTS & MATERIAUX

MS-Sticker® is formulated with an alloy composed mainly of copper.

MetalSkin Technologies invented and patented MetalSkin®, a coating with bactericidal and virucidal properties, certified under real conditions of use. The French company presents a new product : MS-Sticker®, the adhesive and flexible variant of MetalSkin®.

Initially created for use in hospitals, the French MetalSkin® technology is the result of work carried out by MetalSkin Technologies teams with hygiene, health and epidemic risk prevention professionals for nearly 15 years. It claims to eradicate 99% of bacteria in 3 minutes and to inhibit 99.5% of SARS-CoV-2 (Covid-19) between 2 and 4 hours.

“Given the health situation, it had become essential for us to make available products that could be used on a larger scale. We would like MS-Sticker® to meet this growing demand for hygiene at the heart of companies”, Stéphane Penari, President of MetalSkin Technologies SAS.

MS-Sticker®: a certified adhesive easy to apply

Manufactured in France, MS-Sticker adhesives are designed to coat surfaces repeatedly touched by heterogeneous populations in order to avoid the spread of bacteria and viruses. The MetalSkin technology, which is harmless to humans, takes the form of a self-decontaminating adhesive formulated with an alloy composed mainly of copper and which can be applied to all types of flat, cylindrical and relief-free surfaces (e.g. switches, handles, knobs, doorbells…).

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MS-Sticker®, A self-decontaminating adhesive to protect from Covid-19 – ENJEUX RH

When the pandemic began, Metalskin Technologies had just patented a technology for a self-decontaminating copper-based surface coating, the result of 15 years of research. The Hérault industrialist saw the demand explode and now offers an adhesive using its technology that is resistant, flexible and easy to apply.

A few months before the pandemic, in mid-2019, the French company Metalskin Technologies patented the invention of its self-decontaminating coating that provides 99% protection against bacteria and 99.5% protection against the Sars-Cov-2 virus (Covid-19). The result of nearly 15 years of research work for the start-up officially created in 2013. Since the pandemic, masks and hydroalcoholic gel are now part of the PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) mandatory in companies. However, there is no real prevention of transmission through the surfaces affected on a daily basis in places frequented by people. These include door handles or workstations in offices, but also working environments in industry, logistics, retail or construction sites, for example.

A ready-to-use adhesive for SMEs

The coating is a composite combining polymers and a 92% copper alloy, applied to a thickness of 200 µm. It is the biocidal properties of the metal that are at the origin of the protection. The application of the coating makes the surfaces self-decontaminating in a way. The technology eradicates 99% of bacteria in 3 minutes and inhibits 99.5% of SARS-CoV-2 (Covid-19) in 2 to 4 hours. According to the company, it has “demonstrated its effectiveness in everyday conditions and in very short periods of time, according to the strictest standards, including NF S90-700”. To facilitate the equipping of surfaces or buildings in very small and medium-sized businesses and craftsmen, Metalskin Technologies has designed a flexible and resistant adhesive based on its technology. It can be applied to any flat, cylindrical and relief-free surface such as door handles or switches.

Technology licensed to manufacturers

Metalskin Technologies licenses its patented technology and know-how to industrialists, who design and produce. It has registered its invention with intellectual property protection authorities worldwide (Europe, China, Japan, Australia, United States, etc.). For example, Le Francilien Pixika has designed phone shells, keyboards, mice, external batteries, USB keys, all of which are bactericidal. Bulk & Co in Yonne, a manufacturer of bulk food distribution devices, has equipped the handles of its silos for dry grocery stores with them.

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January 2021 Best-of watch: new developments in transportation – CETIM

A hydrogen-powered train, a ship’s propeller made in additive manufacture and a very high speed autonomous train… this new collection of watch notes published by Cetim puts the world of transport in the honor.

Spain has its hydrogen train! The Talgo Vittal-One, the first train of this type developed by the Spanish manufacturer, is functional and will begin its tests in 2021. It is expected to be on the market in 2023.

The Chinese Fuxing train is equipped with a conventional engine, but it is an autonomous train capable of reaching a speed of 350 km/h. On-board systems automation uses the BeiDou satellite geolocation service (BDS), based on 5G technology. Its autonomous driving system enables it to start and run automatically between stations, adjusting its schedule and stopping precisely at the platform. 2718 sensors are used to detect the slightest anomaly.

A vessel driven by additive manufacturing

This time, Naval Group has equipped a ship of the French Navy with a propeller produced in additive metal fabrication. The largest propeller ever produced with this technique, is a first step for the French. Other parts would have to be redesigned to benefit from the manufacturing gains.

New products for our interior

This new collection of watch notes also highlights new features in the building of the future, with the Threespine/ Välinge snap-on system, which guarantees that furniture can be assembled and disassembled without creating a gap between parts and facilitates recycling at the end of its life. Rewarded with an InterzumAward, this device allows panels to be easily, quickly and without tools fixed to each other thanks to a locking tab inserted in a specific machining. This connection creates a continuous joint that ensures the squareness, stability and solidity of the furniture. This invisible and reversible technology is compatible with all types of machinable materials.

Finally, made of 92% copper, the MetalSkin® coating can be applied like a paint at room temperature and can be used to coat all kinds of objects or surfaces with a flexible skin capable of eradicating bacteria, microbes, germs and other viruses. This biocidal treatment destroys 99% of bacteria in 3 minutes and 99.5% of SARS-CoV-2 in 4 hours.

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The interest of self-decontaminating surfaces with biocidal properties – SALLES PROPRES

The interest of self-decontaminating surfaces with biocidal properties

Today, self-decontaminating surface materials appear as relevant solutions in the cleanroom perimeter. The NF S90-700 published in 2019 thus provides reference texts in the field. Several trials have recently been carried out in French clinics.

A summary article on self-decontaminating surfaces: a must-read!

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