In a bid to prevent the spread of COVID-19 on offshore oil and gas platforms, marine engineering company TSG Marine has developed a molecular film for high contamination risk surfaces in the energy sector.

The mono-molecular film, dubbed Zoono, reportedly binds to surfaces and kills molds, bacteria and viruses, keeping treated surfaces safe for roughly 30 days.

Applied via fog or spray, the antimicrobial coating contains positively charged microscopic spines that simultaneously attract and then penetrate pathogens, effectively destroying them.

According to TSG Marine, the antimicrobial spines last for 30 days following application and are unaffected by regular cleaning processes during that period.

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