How N-Viro Clean Works

N-Viro Clean’s permanent antimicrobial barrier protection technology.

  • The microbe lands on the treated surface
  •  The microbe is then pulled onto the molecule by strong electrostatic forces
  • The microbe is then pierced and killed
  • The analogy is “a bed of molecular nails”

N-Viro Clean’s technology forms a covalent bond which allows it to remain affixed to any hard or soft surface. The surface is then positively charged; generated by a nitrogen molecule, which pulls in negatively charged microbes.

Through a long chain carbon, this unique assembly penetrates the cytoplasmic membrane, physically stabbing the cell releasing ions, denaturing proteins and causing the cytoplasm to leak so the cell is then destroyed. This renders the microbe dead and incapable of any adaption.

N-Viro Clean uses a technology that not only cleans and disinfects any surface but also protects it from microbes that land on the treated surface once it is dry.

The need for new products that are safe to use, sustainable and are as environmentally friendly as possible has never been greater; N-Viro Clean fits this need.

N-Viro Clean is an innovative solution to reduce the risk of cross-infection, providing a more effective solution that can be easily implemented without causing any business interruption whatsoever.


Disinfectants of which there are many, are important to control pathogenic or harmful microorganisms as if there are any on a surface which have the potential of causing infection. Removing them by cleaning and killing them by disinfection minimises that risk.

Products containing powerful agents such as chlorine or more recently chlorine dioxide, have excellent microbicidal properties but can be damaging to surfaces and can have health & safety issues depending on their concentration.

When these products are applied, they remove the pathogen but only at that point in time. If the source of the pathogen remains, the surface will re-contaminate after approximately two hours and with other potentially harmful (and non-harmful) microorganisms. N-Viro Clean products are not only microbicidal at point of use but also carries on protecting the surface, to a level minimising the risk of cross-contamination. Other disinfectants cannot provide this extended antimicrobial activity.

N-Viro Clean and routine cleaning processes: 

N-Viro Clean does not replace cleaning as this remains an important part of the process and as an acknowledgement of this we have a hand sanitiser in our range that protects for 24 hours. A surface has to be visibly clean before the application of N-Viro Clean. The reason cleaning is important is that during the course of the day, surfaces become ‘contaminated’ and need to be cleaned to remove any solids and for aesthetic reasons. Moreover, if surfaces were not cleaned regularly, preferably with microfibre and normal detergent, soiling such as body fat (the “smudge” we see on glass) will build up and both shield and provide nutrients for microorganisms held within to grow and develop.

N-Viro Clean’s covalent bonding means that the product remains active even if the treated surface is cleaned by physical and even chemical action.

N-Viro Clean is a product that:

  • Is not removed by routine cleaning
  • Enhances cleaning


N-Viro Clean’s unique technology differs to other technologies in that it not only kills microorganisms but also leaves a residual layer on any surface once dry.

N-Viro Clean (using the EnviroGuard tm Programme) provides a first line defence in infection prevention, it is based on the application of a proprietary antimicrobial treatment process to modify touch surfaces. Designed to provide a permanent barrier, prevent cross contamination for a safe and responsible return of personnel to the workplace, with full assurance of a safe, clean environment, sustainably managed to mitigate infection risk. To supplement the protective barrier, the Germfree24 hand sanitizer formula contains the same Microbe Shield technology to provide 24 hour Germfree hand protection from microbial contamination from surfaces and frequent touch points.

Dermatologically tested, the Germfree24 hand sanitizer is safe, gentle on skin and remains active after normal hand washing routine.

This level of protection is particularly beneficial in open plan office facilities and call centres where multiple users are typically sharing desks, meeting rooms, office equipment, sanitary and catering areas.

The programme is relevant not only to Covid-19 but all acquired infections such as seasonal illnesses. This has a direct impact on the reduction of absenteeism due to illness. Independent HR studies have indicated an average of 30% reduction overall and up to 50% in the height of the flu season.

N-Viro Clean’s technology therefore provides a safer environment by providing a protective shield, wherever it is applied; giving confidence that surfaces remain hygienic for days after application.