Nippon Paint thank frontliners

(From left) Hospital Sungai Buloh (HSB) principal assistant director Dr Izreen Ramli, Nippon Paint Malaysia marketing assistant general manager Datin Wong Meng Lee and HSB hospital engineer Ahmad Zahiruddin Saruji at HSB during the donation of over 1,000 litres of NPV.

SUNGAI BULOH: Nippon Paint Malaysia has contributed over 1,000 litres of its latest coating innovation, known as Nippon Paint VirusGuard (NPV), which is specially formulated with anti-viral and anti-bacterial performance, to Hospital Sungai Buloh in appreciation to their frontliners’ dedication and efforts during this unprecedented time.

Since the breakout of the Covid-19 pandemic in Malaysia in December 2019 and throughout the various phases of the movement control order (MCO) to date, the frontliners at Hospital Sungai Buloh have shown utmost commitment, dedication and courage towards the health and safety of Malaysians.

Working tirelessly around the clock to flatten the curve of Covid-19 cases, they have played a crucial role in safeguarding our community.

In light of the current rise of Covid-19 cases nationwide, it is critical for everyone to play their part in adhering to safety and hygiene measures to flatten the curve during this challenging time.

In appreciation of their efforts, Nippon Paint has specifically selected NPV for the repainting of the hospital premise.

This comes under the #RuangSelamat initiative, which is part of the company’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) efforts, to create a safer indoor environment for all.

More importantly so for frontliners who are the highest risks as they continue to save lives and help keep the nation safe during this crucial time.

An environmentally-friendly coating solution, the NPV’s use of the silver ion technology, is effective in preventing the spread of viruses and bacteria through a three-step approach: deactivation of the function of viruses and bacteria, reducing its ability to multiply and reproduce and inhibiting its growth which ultimately causes the death of the bacteria and viruses.

Recently launched in the Malaysian market, the NPV is US lab-tested to be 99% effective against the human coronavirus (strain 229E), which is linked to the common cold and respiratory tract infections in people.

The NPV utilises the silver ion technology that is claimed to be effective in mitigating the growth of viruses – namely human coronavirus strain 229E; coxsackievirus A16 which causes hand, foot and mouth disease; influenza A virus which causes swine flu (H1N1); and bacteria such as E coli, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, and Staphylococcus aureus – when in contact with the paint film.

“Our frontliners are at the forefront of ensuring the health and safety of our community and as such, Nippon Paint expresses our utmost gratitude for their selfless efforts particularly during this challenging time, ” said Nippon Paint Malaysia marketing assistant general manager Datin Wong Meng Lee.

“As part of Nippon Paint’s wellness journey, we have continuously recognised the importance of creating a safe environment at all times through uplifting of spaces and elevating their safety by providing them with the right coating solutions.

“With this in mind, aside from remaining vigilant and adhering to health and safety SOPs, we want to emphasise to all Malaysians on the importance of maintaining a healthy level of indoor wellness through this #RuangSelamat initiative, ” she added.

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