Read our latest blog posts below.

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Read our latest blog posts below. New posts will always appear at the top of the page, making it easier to find new additions.

We’re hearing about growing concern among healthcare professionals about rising instances of CPE – otherwise known as Carbapenemase Producing Enterbacterales. CPE are antibiotic-resistant superbugs that live in the gut, and can cause serious infection if they get into your blood, kidneys, bladder or body tissues.

As people begin the return to offices, shops and leisure spaces, there’s a new focus on the methods we’ll need to keep them safe and healthy indoors. Natural ventilation will help to reduce the transmission of airborne contaminants, but to improve personal safety levels in commercial premises, more needs to be done. 

 

Many businesses are now implementing Upper-Room Ultraviolet Germicidal Irradiation (UVGI) devices to enhance their cleaning protocols and boost protection levels for their patrons. 

Innovation is central to the business world, and today it’s happening faster and more dramatically than ever before. Every industry is experiencing  disruption, which makes for some exciting – though challenging – times for businesses. We’re seeing long-established businesses struggling to find their place as newcomers and new innovations come to light. As a result, it’s critical that established businesses adapt and grow as the market changes, or risk being left behind as consumers’ expectations, requirements and desires change in line with the times.

The automotive world is rapidly changing, with new innovations coming thick and fast. As technology develops, industry boundaries are beginning to blur. It’s no longer necessarily important to partner with a specific automotive manufacturer, but rather investigate which partners can best produce what you’re looking for. So with the door open to more manufacturers and suppliers, how do you make sure you’re choosing the right company to work with?

For sports facilities a safe and thorough sanitising process is crucial to tackle droplets produced and spread via heavy breathing during exercise. Ultraviolet disinfection may be a strong option for sports clubs and other facilities, because it sterilizes the air and surfaces without releasing harmful chemicals into the environment.

It may seem like a contradiction – MASS (made for ‘the masses’, with all associated optimisation of manufacturing costs to serve the production of identical products) and CUSTOMISATION (personalised, bespoke), and yet if we look around us at a growing number of products being manufactured today, this is exactly what is happening.

One of the most important decisions a business can make in the early stages of producing a product is whether to manufacture the product onsite using your own facilities, or whether to outsource manufacturing to a third party. 

 

Here we’ll evaluate the pros and cons of both in-house and outsourced manufacturing, to help you make an informed decision on which better suits your business needs.

UV sterilizers come in many shapes and sizes – and one does not equal the next in terms of functionality. This is why it’s important to properly research any UV sterilizer(s) you’re considering renting or purchasing, and making sure they suit your needs.

 

Here we explain the differences between full-room and upper-room UV sterilizers to help you decide which may suit you best.  

There is growing concern about the impact (both personal and environmental) of the vast use of disinfectant chemicals in our homes and workplaces. If you’re looking to reduce your reliance on chemical disinfectants during and beyond the Covid-19 pandemic, read our top tips for going chemical-free in your sanitizing strategies.

The interruptions of Covid-19 on global supply chains has drawn attention to the benefits of Reshoring – or returning manufacturing production to the country where products will be sold. Here we evaluate the cost impact of reshoring manufacturing.

Although the roll-out of vaccines brings some relief and reassurance, we still need to be careful with the spread of viruses and bacteria – particularly in social settings. Here are our top tips for reducing risk to staff and customers in hospitality settings such as hotels and restaurants.

Partnering with a Contract Manufacturer is seen as a wise decision for many companies. Here we evaluate the key benefits of partnering with a contract manufacturer, and how to ensure you get the most from working with a contract manufacturer.

Large historical events are known to inspire innovation – looking back throughout history we often see new innovations linked to problem-solving within an era of challenge. The Covid-19 pandemic is no different; and as we see peoples’ behaviours and business models changing, so too do we see people and businesses adapting to new challenges and embracing new opportunities.

Salons and hairdressers can be ideal breeding grounds for viruses and bacteria, and must therefore be thoroughly sterilized frequently to make sure they’re a safe environment for staff and customers. The Muv-X could be an ideal solution for salons, as it is 99.9999% effective against viruses while being 100% chemical-free. 

Ultraviolet Germicidal Irradiation (UVGI) is a disinfection method that uses ultraviolet light to kill or inactivate bacteria and viruses. But how does it work?

Schools have for a long time been known as hotspots for the spread of viruses and illnesses. UV disinfection is one of the safest and most effective methods of disinfection available to schools, helping to stop the spread of colds and flus. 

The length of time it takes to sterilise a room using UV light will vary depending on a few factors. Here we explain what those factors are, and how you can estimate the length of time required to fully disinfect your room(s).

The Muv-X UV room steriliser is the first of our own products that CW Applied Technology has launched. Read the story of how and why it came to be.

It’s been a challenging year for many Irish businesses, so to focus on something positive we’re celebrating some of our favourite Irish innovations throughout history. Many of which were born out of a need to adapt or adjust when we faced other challenges in the past. 

The Covid-19 pandemic has transformed how consumers think, and has ensured that safety is now a key deciding factor in choosing restaurants or other businesses to patronise. So how can restaurants make sure they’re making their premises and operations as safe as possible for their customers? 

We’ve all had to take a long break from staying in hotels and exploring the world, but those days may soon be behind us. When we’re able to travel again, things will be very different. The dangers of COVID-19 will still be in our minds, and we will want to know what the hospitality and tourism companies are doing to keep us safe.

A frequently googled question – are UV sterilizers worth it? Until recently, the answer to this question would likely have been a ‘no’ for many organisations. Historically, UV room sterilisers were expensive pieces of kit, with a pricepoint generally in a five-figure range. For this reason, they were really only valuable to surgical and medical settings, where regular chemical-free sterilising was an absolute must.

Since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, however, regular deep cleaning and sterilising of facilities has become vital in all organisations and industries, and more affordable UV sterilisers have come to market to assist with this new need. We’re now seeing consideration for UV sterilising technology spreading farther and wider, and for good reason.

With mandatory hotel quarantine being discussed for people arriving into Ireland, the hotels in question will need to make sure they have stringent hygiene processes in place to disinfect rooms between guests. Fumigating hotel bedrooms with harsh chemicals may raise issues for guests and staff – but UV sterilisers could be a good alternative. 

 

UV sterilisers give reassurance to the public of the safety protocols hotels are insisting on, and when visible on premises these devices can give a very clear image of precaution which a bottle of chemical spray could never achieve.

Since the onset of the global Covid-19 pandemic, organisations of all sizes have been tasked with implementing enhanced deep cleaning and sanitising processes to provide a safe environment for any staff, customers or visitors who may enter. This enhanced level of sanitation is something organisations may not have been particularly familiar with prior to recent times, so it’s understandable that many people are unaware of the different sterilising options available to them or what the differences are from one method to another.

 

In an attempt to help organisations to make informed decisions on which option best suits their needs, we have outlined the pros and cons of the three main room sterilising options available at this time: fogging, UV light, and ozone.

As a result of the global coronavirus pandemic, schools, colleges and universities must now take extraordinary measures to improve infection control and cleaning standards. This is because high concentrations of people are known to increase the risk of viral transmission. While remaining indoors for extended periods, people in educational settings are more susceptible to airborne infectious diseases than when they are outside.

As early as 1845, scientists had discovered that microorganisms such as bacteria and viruses were adversely affected by exposure to direct light. From that point onwards, medical professionals realised that this was a productive new method in the fight against infectious disease.

Ever since scientists first discovered the existence of viruses and harmful bacteria, various methods have been tried to protect people from the dangers of exposure to them. As early as 1845, research revealed that applying certain types of light to air and surfaces could be an extremely effective way to guard us all against the risk of bacterial and viral infection.

In particular, ultraviolet light (UVC radiation) was proved to be the most successful in disinfecting air, water and non-porous surfaces.

There are No Residues after you use our Muv-X Room Steriliser!
It might seem obvious to some but it’s a question we get asked regularly. The reason we do get asked it is obvious too as alternative solutions such as Fogging/Misting and indeed Ozone machines all have residual issues. 

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