SHARP will roll out a nationwide installation of its Plasmacluster Car Air Purifiers in 240 Singapore cabs by June 2021. This is an effort to protect taxi drivers who will be among the first to meet, greet and shuttle international tourists when they enter the country, as well as ferry local passengers island-wide on a daily basis.
With taxis being among the first to receive international tourists and bodies while ferrying local passengers around; coupled with their confined spaces and high turnover, clean air within the enclosed area is of utmost importance to minimize the spread of any diseases.
The campaign called ‘Travel Safe in Comfort,’ is SHARP’s way of giving back so taxi drivers and passengers can now get to their respective destinations safely, comfortably, and hygienically with complete peace of mind.
SHARP Plasmacluster Technology – The World’s First to Inactivate Airborne Corona Viruses
SHARP air purifiers, with patented Plasmacluster technology, have been providing clean and pure indoor air to users since its inception two decades ago. A joint study done by SHARP with Kitasako Institute in 2004 has confirmed that there was a dramatic reduction in bacteria and viruses in the presence of Plasmacluster Ions.
Known for its unique combination of air treatment technologies which include Plasmacluster, Triple Filtration System, and Humidification, SHARP’s air purifiers have become the top-seller in its product category in Japan and ASEAN.
Invented in 2000 and exclusive to SHARP, the Plasmacluster technology has proven to fight various types of flu viruses effectively.
The joint research is centred on the release of Plasmacluster’s positively charged hydrogen (H+(H2O)m) and negatively charged oxygen ions (O2-(H2O)n) simultaneously into the air. These ions instantaneously bond on the surface of airborne substances such as viruses, becoming highly reactive OH radicals that break down the proteins on the surface of the viruses and inhibit the virus activity.
This technology has the same inhibiting effects on other strains of influenza viruses including A/H1N1 , H5N1, H7N9 , FCoV (which belongs to the coronavirus group), and harmful microbes including E.Coli, MRSA, and TB.4