openPR Logo
Press release

Sanitary Switches!

10-21-2021 10:11 AM CET | Health & Medicine

Press release from: SCHURTER Inc

Sanitary Switches!
Switches that disinfect themselves. Sound too good to be true? Well, it is possible. Antimicrobial coatings inhibit the growth of microorganisms and even kill them. Perfectly suited for medical technology, publicly used sanitation areas, and the food service industry.

Antimicrobial? What does this mean? Antiviral and antibacterial are familiar to most of us. They fight viruses and bacteria, respectively. Consequently, antimicrobial stands for microbes. Microbes or microorganisms include bacteria, many fungi and spores, microscopic algae and protozoa. Viruses are also usually included, although these are not living organisms in the true sense of the word (they have no metabolism of their own).

Antimicrobial substances
Antimicrobial substances are substances that inhibit the growth of microorganisms or even kill them. This approach is not new, and consequently various solutions coexist on the market. All disinfectants, for example, are classified as antimicrobial substances. However, there are also high-tech surface structures that have an antimicrobial effect through the disinfecting action of silver and copper or by means of nanostructures made of titanium dioxide.

Photodynamic self purification
The principle of photodynamics is based on the excitation of a photocatalyst by means of light waves from the visible spectral range (400 - 700 nm). The transfer of energy to the ambient oxygen produces what is known as singlet oxygen (1O2). This particularly reactive oxygen species effectively kills microorganisms by oxidation.

Fight the smear infections
A large number of infectious diseases is transmitted via contaminated surfaces. This is called smear infection. Antimicrobial coatings, varnishes and paints can be applied to countless surfaces. They are therefore ideal for facilities where high and the highest standards of hygiene are required: Hospitals, the food industry, schools and kindergartens, or even retirement homes. Depending on the particular pathogen, microorganisms can remain active for up to 16 months: on the door handle, in public transport, on the computer keyboard or at the automatic pay station.

Tested on switches
In cooperation with a traditional German company that manufactures paints and varnishes for highly specialized
applications, SCHURTER put the product to the test. The effect of a coating on switches that works according to this
photodynamic principle was tested. The results were very convincing. Only switches with a circumferential groove - i.e. switches with a mechanical stroke – are somewhat more difficult to coat, since the coating could flow into the interior of the switch. For these, the coating would have to be limited to the actuator and would have to be applied before final assembly. All completely sealed SCHURTER switches (piezoelectric, capacitive or ToF) are perfectly suited for this upgrade.

Available on request
SCHURTER has therefore decided to offer this extremely effective upgrade as a customer-specific variant. After all, switches are one of the most common interfaces between man and machine (Metal Line Switches [1]). This makes it all the more important to find the ideal switch for a given application. SCHURTER is known for its customized solutions. Nothing is impossible.

The SCHURTER Group is a globally successful Swiss family business. With our components ensuring the clean and safe supply of power, input systems for ease of use and sophisticated overall solutions, we impress our customers with agility and excellent product and service quality.

Werkhofstrasse 8-12
6002 Lucerne
+41 41 369 31 11

[1]: SCHURTER Metal Line Switches

447 Aviation Blvd
Santa Rosa, CA 95403

Editorial Contact:
Myra Hallman

The SCHURTER Group is the world's leading Swiss technology company ensuring clean and safe supply of power, ease of use and sophisticated overall solutions.

As a leading innovator, SCHURTER manufactures and distributes components for circuit protection, as well as connectors, switches and EMC products. In close cooperation with the customers, input systems are developed and manufactured. SCHURTER also offers services for the electronics industry in the field of printed circuit board assembly. The business unit Solutions coordinates complete solutions from project planning to the manufacture of end products.

This release was published on openPR.

Permanent link to this press release:

Please set a link in the press area of your homepage to this press release on openPR. openPR disclaims liability for any content contained in this release.

You can edit or delete your press release Sanitary Switches! here

News-ID: 2435609 • Views:

More Releases from SCHURTER Inc

SCHURTER Inc Makes the List of NorthBay biz's Top 500 Companies
SCHURTER Inc Makes the List of NorthBay biz's Top 500 Companies
NorthBay biz has announced the top-ranking businesses of the North Bay, tri-county area comprised of nearly 8 million population. The "Top 500" list captures companies across all industries in Napa, Marin, and Sonoma Counties. SCHURTER Inc is currently ranked #170, up 38 positions from last year's rank at #208. The rankings are determined based on several criteria including location, and revenue. Nestled just above California's tech hub of Silicon Valley,
TTS Touchless Switch Series Now Offers RGB Illumination
Santa Rosa, California, March 16th, 2021 - The new SCHURTER TTS RGB adds technical finesse to the original TTS switch series introduced in 2021. The TTS series provides contactless switching, highly precise operation, and now customizable colors. With the new RGB ring illumination, the stylish and robust TTS switch series adds a multicolor palate to its existing bi-color options. The TTS series uses the highly precise Time-of-Flight (ToF) sensor technology, whereby
SCHURTER to Exhibit at Data Center World - DCW
Santa Rosa, California, January 12th, 2021 – The Data Center World (DCW) conference will take place March 28-31, 2022 at the Austin Convention Center in Austin, Texas. The educational conference offers expert insight on current technologies needed to optimize any data center. DCW has over 30 years of experience bringing top-level education from industry leaders, networking, and best-in-class vendors together for this annual event. This year, industry experts will meet
MSS – Metal Slim Switch for Stylish and Robust Design
Santa Rosa, California, December 1, 2021 – SCHURTER introduces the MSS Metal Line Slim Switch, a flush mount pushbutton with a very shallow mounting depth and stylish design. Sporting a multi-color side-ring illumination, the MSS provides the user with visual feedback from the side in addition to the front. The greater coverage allows for lateral status indication, which may be especially desired from a distance. Non-illuminated versions are also designed

All 5 Releases

More Releases for Antimicrobial

Antimicrobial Plastics Industry 2022-2026
The antimicrobial plastics market is projected to reach USD 66.7 billion by 2026, at a CAGR of 10.8% from USD 40.0 billion in 2021. Download FREE Sample Research Report of Antimicrobial Plastics Market @ The report provides a comprehensive analysis of company profiles listed below: • DuPont De Nemours Inc. (US) • BASF SE (Germany) • Microban International (US) • Sanitized AG (Switzerland) • BioCote Limited (UK) • Avient Corporation (US) • King Plastic Corporation (US) • Milliken Chemical (US) • Parx Plastics N.V (Netherlands) "The inorganic additive
Antimicrobial Additives Industry 2022-2026
The antimicrobial additives market is estimated to grow to USD 5.5 billion by 2026 from USD 4.0 billion in 2021, at a CAGR of 6.6%. Download FREE Sample Research Report of Antimicrobial Additives Market @ The report provides a comprehensive analysis of company profiles listed below: • BASF SE (Germany) • DuPont De Nemours (US) • Microban International (US) • Sanitized AG (Switzerland) • LyondellBasell (Netherlands) • Avient Corporation (US) • Biocote (UK) • RTP Company (US) • Milliken Chemical (US) There has been massive industrial growth in
Antimicrobial Additives Share, Market Growth by Top Company, Region, Application …
Current Market Scenario: Hygiene issues have become more and more relevant in the last few years due to the increasing population and difficulty in finding a solution to reduce the problems with microbial contaminations. Antimicrobial are used to control the growth of bacteria in surfaces, such as plastics and other materials. The market for antimicrobial additives has been developing steadily, with the largest market share for the healthcare industry. Apart from healthcare it
Plastics Considered Ultimate Antimicrobial Packaging
The global antimicrobial packaging market is expected to witness a highly intense competitive scenario in the coming years, states Transparency Market Research (TMR) in a research report. The increasing competition can be attributed to the presence of several regional and global players of small, medium, and large scale. The crème of the crops present in the market are The Dow Chemical Company, BASF SE, Sciessent LLC, and Takex Labo Co.
04-23-2018 | Health & Medicine
Global Antimicrobial Ingredients Market: Demand for Dry-Form Antimicrobial Ingre …
The global antimicrobial ingredients market is likely to grow at a CAGR of over 4% during the assessment period 2017-2026 according to a new research report added to the repository of Market Research Reports Search Engine (MRRSE). According to the research report titled “Antimicrobial Ingredients Market` - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2017 – 2026”, a range of factors will influence demand during the assessment period. To
Antimicrobial Packaging Market - Consistent Dominance by APAC in Antimicrobial P …
Global Antimicrobial Packaging Market: Overview The primary purpose of antimicrobial packaging materials and technologies is to prevent the packaged items from spoilage and contamination. The rising concerns about food-related infections have augmented the demand for antimicrobial packaging in the recent years. The research report states that the efforts to reduce food wastage in times of food scarcity are also likely to fuel the rise of the global market. For more information on