Shinshu Ceramics Co., Ltd.
Shinshu Ceramics Co., Ltd.

Antibacterial technology development support

Development of applied antibacterial products using earthplusTM

We frequently partner with firms exploring the development of antibacterial products.

The antibacterial properties offered by earthplusTM can be combined with materials used in various industries to create new added value in product development, enhancing the value proposition of your business and offering greater safety and peace of mind to your users.

earthplusTM applicable fields

  • Curtains
  • Masks
  • Linen/fabric
  • Air purifier filters
  • Residential equipment/fixtures
  • Food packaging
  • Antibacterial curtains
  • Antibacterial masks
  • Antibacterial linen/fabric
  • Antibacterial air purifiers
  • Antibacterial wallpaper
  • Antibacterial packaging

earthplusTM applications

earthplus™> applications
  • Curtains
  • Uniforms
  • Sports
  • Socks
  • Underwear
  • Pet goods
  • Foundation
  • Concealer
  • Skincare bases
  • Functional packaging materials
  • Antiseptics/preservatives
  • Treating plated surfaces to resist degradation when washed
  • Residential equipment/fixtures
  • Tiles
  • Paints/coatings
  • Ceiling materials
  • Interior materials
  • Kitchen equipment
  • Air conditioner filters
  • Humidifiers
  • Dehumidifiers
  • Air conditioning and heating
  • Lab coats
  • Hospital gowns
  • Bedsheets
  • Medical equipment
  • Carpeting
  • Bedding
  • Linens
  • Antiseptic/eliminating bacteria
  • Hygienic/sanitary goods

Development of antibacterial products using earthplusTM

Major interior design firms
Major interior design firms
Major livestock firms
Major livestock firms
Medical information systems firms
Medical information systems firms

earthplusTM mechanisms

   earthplus™ mechanisms earthplus™ mechanisms
  • TiO2

    Titanium oxide

    Titanium oxide image

    This material decomposes proteins such as bacteria, viruses and odors into harmless substances.

  • HAp


    Hydroxyapatite image

    This material absorbs the bacteria and viruses, and will not release them.

  • Ag


    Electrode image

    The silver is the electrode that speeds up the titanium oxide during the decomposition process.

Photograph (taken with an electron microscope) of earthplusTM breaking down Staphylococcus aureus

Adsorption in progress
Adsorption in progress
Breakdown in progress
Breakdown in progress

Microbial attributes with which we have past experience

  • MRSA
  • Staphylococcus aureus
  • ESBL-producing E.coli
  • MBL-producing Pseudomonas
  • Tricophyton fungus
  • O-157
  • Candida
  • Legionella
  • Klebsiella pneumoniae
  • Influenza virus/li>
  • Feline calicivirus
  • Cedar allergen
  • Tick allergen

We were recognized by a German institute for our product’s outstanding antibacterial properties.

Its efficacy was demonstrated by this institute in Germany.

We cleared the international ISO20743 standard for textile products antibacterial evaluation.

Antibacterial properties against Staphylococcus aureus

Substrate After inoculation 18 hours later Decrease rate
Window curtains 232,000 815 99.6%+
Lace curtains 232,000 19 99.9%+
Bed curtains 232,000 19 99.9%+
Untreated 232,000 2,740,000

Antibacterial properties against Klebsiella pneumoniae

Substrate After inoculation 18 hours later Decrease rate
Window curtains 50,200 556 98.8%+
Lace curtains 50,200 1,650 96.7%+
Bed curtains 50,200 19 99.9%+
Untreated 50,200 24,000,000

Antibacterial to MRSA

Substrate After inoculation 18 hours later Decrease rate
Window curtains 198,000 3,270 98.3%+
Lace curtains 198,000 19 99.9%+
Bed curtains 198,000 140 99.9%+
Untreated 198,000 5,180,000
Certification tag issued by the Hohenstein Institute

Certification tag issued by the Hohenstein Institute

*Performed against SEK mark red label, a certification standard of bacterial treatment for specific use at medical institutions.

Testing sites
Hohenstein Institute, Germany
Test modalities
DIN EN ISO 20743A,Z:2007-10
Test bacteria

Staphylococcus aureus ATCC6538 Staphylococcus aureus ATCC 6538

Klebsiella pneumoniae ATCC4352

MRSA Staphylococcus aureus(MRSA) ATCC33592

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Three reasons why Shinshu Ceramics creates safe and secure solutions

Over 20 years of proven experience in antibacterial and odor eliminating solutions at medical institutions, which call for advanced technology

  • We have developed and provided antibacterial and odor eliminating products specifically for medical organs
  • We have a proven track record of technical excellence and performance clearing stringent standards for use in medical institutions
  • We have over twenty years of results in developing antibacterial and odor eliminating materials

Quality control system

Viral and bacterial testing chambers

We maintain a variety of bacterial and virus inspection and quality control equipment that are used to pursue ongoing quality improvements.

This system allows any product to offer the full earthplusTM quality and functionality and do so at a high standard of safety and security.

Quality control system

We support your research team or new product development workflow with our experience and expertise.

Our stance to development is that we are uniquely poised to solve a range of challenges through our demonstrated knowledge and experience. We will boldly attempt new products with you and deliver them to success.

Let us work together to develop safe and secure solutions.

Research and testing

Product development flow

  1. Meeting
  2. Proposal
  3. Estimate and contract
  4. Research and development
  5. Commodification

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