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The Technology

How does Antimicrobial CSC kill germs?

Antimicrobial CSC touch surfaces are made by compressing sodium chloride or regular table salt under high pressure. Once installed, the technology begins to work immediately and ensures a robust self-sanitizing effect.

Salt kills germs in three main ways:

1) Recrystallization

2) Dehydration

3) Denaturation


Germs are often carried in the form of aerosols or surrounded by a water droplet. When the droplet carrying germ particle contacts a CSC touch surface, it dissolves a tiny amount of salt. As this droplet rapidly dries, the salt recrystallizes, tearing the pathogen apart. This process is very effective at eliminating microorganisms.


Dehydration can affect anything that relies on water, which is pretty much every germ and harmful pathogen.  When these microorganisms get close to a very salty environment such as Outbreaker antimicrobial surfaces, water is drawn out of their cells and into the salty environment by a process called osmosis.



Denaturation is the process of changing the shape of the proteins in the microorganism.  ​Proteins need to be folded in precisely the correct shape, or conformation, in order to do their job. Salt can interfere with the forces that hold the molecules in the right shape, causing them to unfold, and become ineffective. 

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