Self-cleaning nanotechnology debuts with checkpoint bins at Akron-Canton Airport

In a first among the world´s 9,000 airports, the Akron-Canton Airport (CAK) launched a nanotechnology solution that uses light to clean checkpoint bins 24/7, the company said.

Mats and skins that debuted Tuesday on security checkpoint bins at the Akron-Canton Airport feature mineral nano-crystals that create a self-cleaning oxidation reaction that´s stronger than bleach.

The self-cleaning tools are sponsored by Western Reserve Hospital and supplied by NanoTouch Materials.
Mats and skins that debuted Tuesday on security checkpoint bins at the Akron-Canton Airport feature mineral nano-crystals that create a self-cleaning oxidation reaction that´s stronger than bleach.

The self-cleaning tools are sponsored by Western Reserve Hospital and supplied by NanoTouch Materials.

Sponsored by Western Reserve Hospital and developed by NanoTouch Materials, new specially designed NanoSeptic mats and skins for the checkpoint bins contain mineral nano-crystals. They create a self-cleaning oxidation reaction that´s stronger than bleach, continuously breaking down organic contaminants.

Western Reserve Hospital, an independent, physician-owned hospital in Cuyahoga Falls, is providing the self-cleaning skins and mats as part of its commitment to community health and safety. The skins are applied like stickers to the checkpoint bins´ handles, and the 1/16-inch-thick, self-cleaning mats cover the bottoms of the bins.

NanoTouch Materials, based in Forest, Va., has supplied self-cleaning skins, mats and other surface covers to the healthcare, commercial cleaning, education and other industries for three years. Today´s launch at CAK is the first use of the technology in an airport.

Akron-Canton Airport offers big airport amenities and small airport feel. Its website is akroncantonairport.com.

Western Reserve Hospital is an advanced community hospital, dedicated to exceptional patient care and excellence in healthcare services, as well as education, community outreach and the overall wellness of Cuyahoga Falls and the surrounding areas. Owned and operated by physicians in the community, Western Reserve has a staff of more than 1,000, all dedicated to 100 percent patient satisfaction. More information is available at westernreservehospital.org.

NanoTouch Materials is located at the Center for Advanced Engineering & Research in Forest, Virginia. All NanoSeptic products are made in the USA, along with a research and development lab, funded by a USD 2 million grant, which is constantly developing new products and applications in an effort to provide cleaner, healthier (less chemicals and poisons) places in which to live, work and play. And this mission is being embraced worldwide with the help of distributors in 30 countries. NanoTouch is out to create, not just a clean world, but a self-cleaning world! More information is available at nanoseptic.com.