In the future, using a new material, the steering wheel, armrests, etc. of the car can effectively inhibit various common bacteria. Recently, Liming Chemical Research and Design Institute Co., Ltd. released news that the company’s self-developed polyurethane self-skin antibacterial combination product (PUKJ) has been tested in many commercial vehicle manufacturers and achieved good results.
The Secretary General of China Polyurethane Industry Association Lu Guoguo said that the new polyurethane self-skinned PUKJ composite material developed by Liming Institute has improved the performance of polyurethane materials from application, safety, environmental protection and other performance indicators to a healthy concept. It is another application concept of polyurethane products upgrade. At the same time, PUKJ’s new antibacterial technology is also expected to be extended to other polyurethane materials that are in close contact with humans, to fight the new crown epidemic, to block the spread of similar pathogens, and to protect people’s health.
The test report issued by a third-party testing organization shows that the anti-mold performance of PUKJ series products of Liming Hospital reached the highest level of 0, and the anti-bacterial rate reached more than 99.9%. The activity, so as to achieve the purpose of effective antibacterial.
“We are the first domestic R&D institution to successfully develop polyurethane self-skin PUKJ technology.” Zhao Xiuwen, deputy chief engineer of Liming Institute, said that PUKJ series products are different from wrapped antibacterial leather layer, with integrity, mainly used in antibacterial PU steering wheel, Car interior materials such as armrests.
Since 2016, Liming Hospital has started the development and application research of antibacterial and environmental protection materials, collected a variety of antibacterial materials, and carried out a large amount of PU antibacterial technology reserves. When antibacterial technology is widely used in the home field in the industry, the company has focused on the application of PU antibacterial technology in the automotive industry. With the outbreak of the New Crown epidemic, the company realized that the health of the car will become the focus of the passengers and passengers, and antibacterial will become a new function of automotive interior materials, especially for the parts that are often touched by the hands such as the steering wheel and armrests. Research on antibacterial materials is imminent. To this end, the company organized technical personnel to work overtime and conducted a selection of four antibacterial materials, overcoming a series of problems such as the solubility of antibacterial materials and PU raw liquid, and the surface defects of products after the addition of antibacterial materials.
On the basis of the original formula of self-skinned composite materials, Liming Institute has adopted the latest international nano-composite antibacterial materials to research and develop PU steering wheel composite materials with energy absorption, environmental protection and antibacterial properties. “This product has an efficient, long-lasting, and safe broad-spectrum antibacterial ability, which not only can inhibit the activity of various common bacteria in life, such as mold, E. coli, and Staphylococcus aureus, but also has good biodegradability.” Zhao Xiuwen said.
“As the first company in China to apply antibacterial technology to the field of PU self-skinning, in the next step, we will further discuss cooperation with customers and promote the application of self-skinning PUKJ composite materials in automotive PU self-skinning interior materials To help consumers travel healthily,” said the person in charge of Liming Hospital.