This is a visible light-triggered phtocatalytic antimicrobial coating. The coating can be applied on different surfaces by fine-tunning the chemical composition of photocatalytic antimicrobial material and mixing with silicon based sol-gel solution. The chemical properties of sol-gel solution can help to solve the adhesion problem of vehicle interiors with different surfaces.
Vehicle interiors does not get cleaned frequently, which will serve as bacteria carriers where bacteria are trapped inside the enclosed environment. The coating can equip the vehicle interiors with “self-disinfection” function by simply spraying on the surfaces. The developed coating can effectively prohibit the growth of bacteria and virus in both indoor and outdoor areas with non-UV light, and even under low light intensity of 5W.
Automotive Platforms and Application Systems (APAS) R&D Centre was established in 2006 by the Innovation and Technology Commission of HKSAR Government and hosted by the Hong Kong Productivity Council. The Centre undertakes R&D programmes as well as commercialising R&D results in collaboration with industry, universities and technology institutes for the development of the APAS technology. Since its establishment, APAS R&D Centre has carried out over 100 R&D projects and focus on 3 R&D areas, Green Transportation, Smart Mobility and Intelligent Systems. To facilitate greater synergy and further enhance cost effectiveness, APAS is form part of the Hong Kong Productivity Council with effect from 1 Nov 2012.