Transport industry disinfectants are an essential makeup of the transport sector. Without adequately cleaning and disinfecting all transport operations, viruses and bacteria can quickly spread, potentially causing many people to get sick. With the COVID-19 pandemic highlighting the importance of disinfecting, the transport industry will be changed forever cleaning-wise.
Still, as practical as it is for transportation services and the industry to require thorough disinfecting schedules, there are some negative factors to consider. For starters, many disinfectants can be detrimental to a person’s health and the surrounding environment. The leading cause of these issues is volatile organic compounds (VOC).
VOCs are various chemicals that create unhealthy airborne vapours, which can cause headaches, eye, nose and throat irritation, shortness of breath, nausea, fatigue, dizziness, and skin problems. The industry needs to look for effective and harmless disinfectants to help mitigate the exposure of VOCs.
VOCs and Damaging Chemicals
A VOC isn’t the only reason to utilize a non-VOC disinfectant for the transport industry. Many disinfectants can also be damaging to equipment, electronics, and materials. Since the transport industry has such a wide range of materials and equipment, it’s essential to look for a versatile disinfectant.
Examples of Damaging Chemicals and What They Damage:
- Hydrogen Peroxide
- Unfinished Wood
- Peracetic and Hydrochloric Acid
- Natural Stones
The Importance of Disinfectants in the Transport Industry
Before the COVID-19 pandemic, 27% of Americans say they don’t wash their hands after travelling on public transit, according to a report from Metro-Magazine. It’s safe to assume the numbers are similar in Canada, highlighting how easy it is for bacteria and viruses to spread in the transport industry. Not to mention the number of other transport industry areas that don’t include the public sector where bacteria can spread.
Boeing and Airbus Test On Bacoban
The airline industry is often known as the dirtiest sector of the transport industry. Still, Bacoban holds several critical approvals for aircraft and is regarded as the highest testing standard for transportation. Bacoban has been extensively tested and approved by Boeing, Bombardier, and Airbus for aircraft use. Some of the tests are down below:
Boeing D6-7127 “Cleaning Interiors of Commercial Transport Aircraft”
- Sandwich Corrosion Test (Conforms) uses control panels of clad (AMS 4049) and bare aluminum (AMS 4045)
- Immersion Control Test (Conforms) – Uses various grades of clad and bare aluminum to evaluate the weight change of each test specimen over 24 hours.
- Rubber Test (Conforms) – measures the change in tensile strength, elongation, and volume following a 24 immersion in Bacoban. These test results are very strong-the standard allows for a 25% change in tensile strength and elongation and a 15% change in volume.
- Sealant Test (Conforms) – follows BMS 5-95 to confirm that sealant does not lift at the edges or lose adhesion when tested.
- Tedlar Surface Test (Conforms) – requires no scratching, colour change, or staining of specimens to pass.
- Surface Test (Conforms) cracking of exposed specimens test failure, and more significant than minimal colour change or staining constitutes failure.
- Leather and Naugahyde Test (Conforms) – test requires no scratching or brittleness of exposed specimen, and no colour change or staining
- Flash Point Test (Conforms) – flash point observed to 212 F
- Polycarbonate Crazing Test (Conforms)- any crazing or cracking of the polycarbonate sheet constitutes failure (Lexan 9600 and BMS8-400 BAC 70913)
Boeing D6-17487 “Exterior and General Cleaners and Liquid Waxes, Polishes, and Polishing Compounds”
- Sandwich Corrosion Test (Conforms follows ASTM F1110 protocol and tests the disinfectant against aluminum (clad, bare, and anodized) (108)
- Acrylic Crazing Test (Conforms) – follows ASTM F484 to ensure Bacoban doesn’t craze, crack, or etch acrylic test specimens
- Paint Softening Test (Conforms) – follows ASTM F502 for several coating systems, including primer, enamel, and a combination of those systems. The film is tested using pencil hardness after 24 hours post-exposure and requires no discoloration or staining.
- Hydrogen Embrittlement Test (Conforms) follows ASTM F519 using cadmium-plated specimens. The test duration is 150 hours.
Bacoban has passed similar tests by Airbus: AMS-1451B (conforms) and AMS-1452B (conforms).
What is Bacoban Approved for in the Transport Industry?
Bacoban can be used everywhere on an aircraft, such as the galley, the flight deck, the cabin, and the airplane’s exterior. Still, planes don’t make up the only sector of the transport industry as Bacoban is also suitable for cars, trucks, busses, boats, and the shipping industry.
Aircraft is regarded as the highest testing standard for transportation, and Bacoban has been thoroughly tested in the industry.
With the growth of Uber, Lyft, and the continued foundation of Taxi services, cars are a close-contact environment where germs can spread.
Public transportation heavily relies on busses, especially in big cities. Disinfecting the bus before and after a heavy workday is an essential way to eliminate unwanted bacteria, viruses, and pathogens, especially using Bacoban which kills 99.99% of viruses, bacteria, and fungi and also prevents the growth of bacteria.
Semi-trucks can be worth hundreds of thousands of dollars, knowing that Bacoban is used on multi-million dollar aircraft gives users peace of mind that Bacoban products won’t damage the interior of the transport vehicle while cleaning and disinfecting under normal use.
- Boats and Shipping
Bacoban helps counter ship rotting because it prevents the growth of bacteria, mold, and mildew for transport.
What Material is Bacoban Suitable On?
Part of the reason Bacoban is so effective in the transport industry is because of its versatility. There are many varying materials and electronics in the transport sector, all of which Bacoban is suitable for when used correctly.
Transport industry disinfectants are a required part of the transport industry for eliminating bacteria and keeping everyone safe while travelling. As more transport services are becoming aware of the need for a suitable and effective disinfectant, Bacoban will continue to grow in popularity.
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