FendX’s technology has been featured in scientific journals and major media outlets like CNN Health, Materials Today, and Engineering.com.
“Researchers have developed a self-cleaning plastic wrap that repels bacteria and could be used to prevent the transfer of antibiotic resistant superbugs, and other forms of dangerous bacteria.”
“The innovative barrier has also proven to be durable and cost-effective to produce.”
“The treated material also ideal for food packaging, where it could stop the accidental transfer of bacteria, such as E. coli, Salmonella and listeria from raw chicken, meat and other foods.”
“Inspired by the water-repellent lotus leaf, the new surface works through a combination of nano-scale surface engineering and chemistry.”
“We created a flexible plastic wrap that combines a hierarchical wrinkled structure with chemical functionalization to reduce bacterial adhesion, biofilm formation, and the transfer of bacteria through an intermediate surface.”
“High-touch surfaces are known to be a major route for the spread of pathogens in healthcare and public settings. Antimicrobial coatings have, therefore, garnered significant attention to help mitigate the transmission of infectious diseases via the surface route.”
“RepelWrap is a kind of plastic film that you can wrap around anything at all. Once applied, the material does just what it says, and repels. RepelWrap repels water, blood, bacteria and pathogens, and potentially the virus that causes COVID-19.”