A Worcestershire company that makes door handles with an anti-bacterial coating has seen enquiries about rise by a third during the swine flu epidemic.
Dortrend International has been working with businesses, schools and hospitals as they look to minimise the spread of the virus that has been sweeping the country.
The company, which has been based in Stourport for more than 30 years, is the only UK distributor of the TouchClean coating which has the technology and components to kill and stop the spread of the swine flu virus on surfaces, walls and equipment.
The coating also protects against other viruses MRSA, SARS, c difficile and e.coli for ten-years.
The TouchClean coating is an anatase titanium dioxide based nano technology photocatalyst which destroys bacteria, spores, viruses, mould, odours and pollutants.
It contains Ti02 in nano powder form which has photocataytic properties.
It is UV light which causes excitation of the Ti02 allowing water (vapour) to break down to form hydroxyl radicals and free oxygen radicals, the company said.
This combination breaks down any organic material that lands on surfaces into carbon dioxide and water.
Philip Dean, Managing Director of Dortrend International, said: “It is an extremely worrying time for the region and the UK with the spread of swine flu continuing to infect and have such a significant impact on the public, our hospitals, schools and businesses.
“Since the outbreak we have been working hard to supply the health, education and food sectors with a solution which stops the return or outbreak of Swine for up to 12 months.
“TouchClean makes a huge difference compared to a deep clean, it also protects from the return of Swine Flu by coating and protecting all areas touched.
“This stops people who are still infected re-spreading the killer virus in our schools, hospitals, businesses and GP surgeries.”