FAQs


    The effectiveness of our products is critical to our customers’ success and satisfaction. Nanotouch Self-Cleaning Surfaces have been tested extensively by independent, EPA, FDA and GLP compliant laboratories. Additionally, the U.S. Navy validated its efficacy after six months of rigorous testing. Other independent studies have been conducted overseas at the Korea Research Institute (South Korea), the King Abdul-Aziz University Research Center (Saudi Arabia) and Acumen Scientific (Malaysia). NanoTouch Materials also received a $2 million grant after a 9 month vetting process by university scientists.

    The Nanotouch surface continuously oxidizes organic contaminants at the microscopic level. Large scale contaminants must still be removed to allow the surface to do its job. This is similar to disinfectants, which require surfaces to be cleaned before the disinfectant can be effective.

    Our mission is to provide safer, greener approaches to cleaning which is why we use nanotechnology instead of toxins. In today’s regulatory environment, only EPA registered products, which are all classified as pesticides, can claim effectiveness against any type of germ. Instead of taking the traditional approach of using stronger chemicals and toxins, we focused on a new generation of smart materials that clean themselves. We also recognize the value of traditional disinfectants so we made sure Nanotouch products would be compatible with these chemicals, working as a “cleaning multiplier” to create a higher level of clean that is visible and works 24/7.

    Nanotouch surfaces are not affected by traditional non-abrasive cleaners. We recommend wiping the surface with a microfiber cloth and water to remove large-scale contaminants. Do not use abrasive cleaners or cleaning utensils which might compromise the Nanotouch surface.

    Our products are recyclable through Terracycle.

    Their Office Supplies - Zero Waste Box™ program covers both our Peel & Stick Touchpoints and our silicone Slide-On Sleeves. Because the footprint of our products is very small, we encourage you to use the Office Supplies - Zero Waste Box™ for other qualifying recyclables as well. You might be surprised just how many you have!

    Our silicone Slide-On Sleeves can also be recycled through Terracycle's Plastic Packaging - Zero Waste Box™ if the rest of your recyclables are a better fit for that program.

    If you're not familiar with Terracycle, here are a couple of links to get you started:

    How Zero Waste Box™ System Works
    Zero Waste Box™ Frequently Asked Questions

    We recommend replacing facility touch point skins every 90 days (quarterly). In some high traffic applications they may need to be replaced more often. Mats, mousepads and tissue box covers should be replaced annually. Nothing gets used up or expires, so the products' shelf life is virtually unlimited. Product life is dependent on actual physical wear.

    The easiest rule to follow is to replace the skins quarterly and the other products annually. However, the print serves as a wear indicator, so if the text or graphics become worn or faded, it's time to replace. Also, if the skins start to peel off, we recommend replacement to keep the touch point looking good.