HK Hotels Using Cutting-Edge Material Science for Hygiene

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Hong Kong hospitality company Madera Group is the first to use locally-researched and developed Nano-Photocatalyst technology.

The new technology uses light to breakdown indoor pollutants, making the environment safe for guests and workers.

The Nano-Photocatalyst technology is the brainchild of Raze Technology, which uses materials science to solve key challenges. It is founded by a group of scientists in 2019 to develop self-sanitizing solutions, light-activated paints and new age air purifiers that do not require filters.

Its products have been used in hospitals in Asia to reduce cross contamination between patients.

With COVID-19 raising the health risks levels for hotel guests, the hospitality industry is now interested in the same technology.

Madera, which runs Hotel Madera Hollywood and Hotel Madera Hong Kong, is looking to apply the new disinfectant in all its guestrooms, visitor areas, cafes and back offices.

According to the Raze, the new disinfectant will purify all its areas and safely decompose bacteria, viruses and indoor pollutants immediately. Areas that have been coated with the protective film will continue to disinfect for up to 3 months after treatment.

The Raze Nano-Photocatalyst technology uses nano-particles that are absorbed by the surfaces to form a durable self-sanitizing layer. Under any light, photocatalysis occurs and oxygen radicals are formed. These then bind with pathogens and VOCs and decompose into water and carbon dioxide.

The technology has been used to disinfect over 26,000 public vehicles and 6,000 restaurants.

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