Anti-viral testing for Scolmore’s switches and sockets

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  Posted by: electime      9th June 2021

Scolmore’s Mode, Mode Part M and Polar plates have been independently tested and have shown to have anti-viral properties against enveloped and non-enveloped viruses. After a contact period of 4 hours, all tested plates were shown to have a 99.9% kill off rate against enveloped viruses and a 92% kill off rate against non-enveloped viruses.

This new anti-viral testing is in addition to the anti-bacterial testing already carried out.  Mode, Mode Part M and Polar are all manufactured using Urea Formaldehyde, which has similar inherent properties to antimicrobial additives that inhibit the growth of infectious diseases. When independently tested, all products achieved a 99.99% kill off rate across all four types of the strains of bacteria – MRSA, E-Coli, Salmonella and Klebsiella Pneumonia.

Mode is a range of contemporary, white wiring accessories and is the company’s best-selling wiring accessories collection to date.   Mode Part M is a range of visually contrasting wiring accessories, in anthracite grey, that comply with current Building Regulations Part M.   Polar is a premium range of bright white electrical accessories, which was developed to meet the demand for a different accessory colour.  As with Mode, the Polar range is modular in design and allows installers unprecedented flexibility in creating dedicated wiring solutions.