New COVID-19 safety offerings for public transit agencies
Grignard Company, a manufacturer of atmospheric effect solutions, and Luminator Technology Group, a provider of transit technology and communication solutions, announced a partnership focused on providing new safety offerings for public transit amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Luminator will provide the “Grignard Pure” air treatment solution in its portfolio of on-board technology for mass transit operators focused on keeping passengers, operators and other transit employees safe from spread of the virus. Once Grignard Company receives governmental approvals, Luminator will begin in-market distribution of Grignard Pure.
The solution is proven to inactivate enveloped viruses such as the novel coronavirus in the air, where it is most dangerous, and on non-porous hard surfaces, delivering much-needed continuous protection of indoor and enclosed spaces, including transit buses and railcars.
Recent guidance from health officials indicates that daily or “episodic” surface cleanings are important but deliver incomplete and short-lived protection. To mitigate the potential for further spread of the coronavirus, episodic cleanings must be coupled with the “continuous intervention” functionality of an air treatment solution to directly confront airborne transmission of the virus.
In May 2020, Grignard Company engaged Microchem Laboratory, an EPA and FDA Good Laboratory Practice (GLP)-compliant testing organization, to conduct extensive and rigorous efficacy testing. The results demonstrate that Grignard Pure is effective in inactivating 99.9 percent of airborne virus particles in less than 10 minutes.
“Municipalities, states and countries around the world are now focused on executing reopening strategies, and, as critical stakeholders, public transportation operators must have the entirety of effective solutions at their disposal to keep passengers and employees safe,” said Etienne Grignard, Managing Director of Grignard Company. “We are excited to partner the science-based efficacy and safety of Grignard Pure with the technology-driven expertise of Luminator to give operators an innovative, proven way of restoring normalcy to their business operations.”
Grignard Pure is currently under review for an emergency exemption from the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and several state-level regulatory programs. For more information about Grignard Pure, click here.