FAQ

About Standard™ Antimicrobial Coating and Disinfectant...

1.

Does the jMedGuard® Standard™ Antimicrobial Surface Coating prevent COVID-19 virus transmission?

Our medical grade coating technology allows introduction of potent Singapore National Environment Agency (NEA) recommended disinfecting ingredients to surfaces. Through testing on a range of viruses and bacteria, in various environments such as public transport and high-touch areas, the Standard™ Coating is proven to be effective in neutralising COVID-19 Coronaviruses and preventing transmission for COVID-19.

2.

How long does the jMedGuard® Standard™ Antimicrobial Surface Coating last? Are there circumstances where the Coating lasts shorter than its promised duration?

The jMedGuard® Standard™ Antimicrobial Surface Coating lasts for at least 90 days or at least 180 days when applied professionally with specialised equipment.

 

The coating will be removed from physical scratching or scrapping, so please refrain from using sharp objects on coated surfaces to ensure the promised coating longevity.

3.

What kind of surfaces can the jMedGuard® Standard™ Antimicrobial Surface Coating be applied on?

The coating can be applied on all surfaces except for waxed surfaces - as this compromises the spread and binding of the coating solution. Ensure your surface is clean and oil-free for robust coating application.

Applicable surfaces include textiles (cloth), as well as other porous and non-porous materials. The coating is ideal for fibres as well, which means effective application on carpeted floors to prevent molds and smell-causing bacteria growth.

For more information and list of coverage, please refer to our Standards™ range page.

4.

Can I still wash surfaces after applying jMedGuard® Antimicrobial Surface Coating on them?

Yes, regular cleaning detergents and disinfectants do not affect or remove the Standard™ Coating and it will remain effective against germs for its promised duration. However, please avoid use of sharp objects or abrasive agents for cleaning.

To maintain the Standard™ Coating, we recommend the use of InstaClean™ disinfectant to provide the coating with a quick refresh, to remove any dirt accumulated on coated surfaces. 

5.

How does the jMedGuard® Standard™ Antimicrobial Coating work against microbes, viruses and bacteria? How is its usage lifetime determined?

Our Standard™ antimicrobial coating solution is an anti-bacterial, anti-mold and anti-viral solution that seeks to prevent microbes. Please refer to our Standard™ range page for a detailed explanation of the mechanism involved in this technology.

The coating has been rigorously tested in both lab and field. In the lab, it was ascertained that professionally applied coating can last simulated wiping of 1,200 cycles, typical of 180 days routine disinfection and surface usage. The study was conducted to assess the subsequent microbial risk of antimicrobial coated surfaces damaged by wiping and abrasion. In the field, the coating has been tested in high-touch environments such as buses, trains, retail malls, eateries and schools. Tests revealed that the professionally coated surfaces were able to continuously self-disinfect for at least 180 days.

6.

Does this mean I don't need to wash my hands?

No, of course not. The Standard™ Antimicrobial Coating prevents germs from transferring among various parties interacting with the coated surface, but existing germs already on your hands will still remain, and can make you sick. Please continue to practise general hygiene with regular hand washing. 

7.

What are the active ingredients used in the jMedGuard® Standard™ Antimicrobial Coating?

jMedGuard® Standard™ Antimicrobial Coatings use modified quaternary ammonium chloride as an active ingredient. This is listed by the US-EPA, and recommended by Singapore National Environmental Agency as an effective ingredient against COVID-19 transmission. More information can be found in our Material Safety Data Sheet. Please contact us for a copy of the SDS.

8.

Is the jMedGuard® Standard™ Antimicrobial Coating harmful to the skin or the environment? Can I apply it on my hands?

No, the Standard™ Coating is safe for use, when applied according to the "Instructions of Use". Ingredients used in the Standard™ Coating has been tested by US EPA and international laboratories to ensure that the product is harmless to both our skins and the environment. 

 

We have taken a step further to perform toxicological and dermatological studies to ensure the safety of the products for our users. 

That being said, please refrain from applying the Standard™ Coating on your skin, but use our Foami Foami™ Long-Lasting Hand Sanitiser instead.

9.

Is there any preparation required prior to applying jMedGuard® Standard™ Antimicrobial Coating?

Please ensure that the surface to be coated is clean and dry for optimal coating efficiency. Any oily or soiled surfaces should be cleaned of lime scale and grime before application.

10.

Can I add the jMedguard® Standard™ Antimicrobial Solution into other chemical cleaners or detergent as part of my cleaning routine?

It is not advisable for you to mix the solutions as it will affect the efficacy of the Standard™ antimicrobial coating solution. Apply the Standard™ Coating after cleaning the surfaces and wait for the coating solution to dry (~10mins) to allow the coating to bond onto surfaces. You may clean the treated surfaces regularly with chemical cleaners after to refresh coat. We recommend the InstaClean™ disinfectant for quick disinfection and refresh of coated surfaces. 

11.

Is it a must to use microfibre cloth to wipe?

No, but it is recommended. If you wish to apply using other forms of application cloth or tissue, it is good to ensure that the applicator is wet with a bit of the product before wiping.

 

For large area application such as in offices or public area, electrostatic spraying is recommended for convenience and more effective coverage of surfaces. You may drop us a contact for more information on our professional coating service.

12.

Can jMedGuard® Standard™ Antimicrobial Solution be applied onto reusable masks?

Yes, you can. Apply by spraying the product liberally on the outer side of the mask and allow it to air dry overnight for at least 6 hours before use. The coating will last approximately 30 washes.

13.

Does jMedGuard® Standard™ Antimicrobial Coating cause antimicrobial resistance?

No, our antimicrobial coating mechanism works by destroying microbes through physical means of membrane rupturing instead of chemical poisoning. Therefore the microbes will not be able to build resistance and immunity against this disinfection method, disabling them from transforming into “super bugs”.

 

About Foami Foami™ Long-lasting Hand Sanitiser...

1.

Does Foami Foami™ Long-lasting Hand Sanitiser prevent COVID-19 virus transmission?

Our medical grade coating technology allows introduction of potent Singapore National Environment Agency (NEA) recommended disinfecting ingredients to hands and skins. The coating formed on applied hands and skins will continuously disinfect and reduce Coronaviruses infectious viral loads, making it less likely to sustain COVID-19 infections. Hand sanitisation has been proven to be effective in preventing transmission for COVID-19.

2.

Why use Foami Foami™ Long-lasting Hand Sanitiser over traditional alcohol-based hand sanitisers?

Foami Foami™ helps to protect your hands and skin without the drawbacks of using alcohol. These drawbacks include the drying effects of alcohol, which chap skins, and further create cracks and crevices where germs and microbes may trap or hide.

In addition, alcohol-based hand sanitisers provide "one-off" killing of bacteria when your hands are wet from application, but they do not protect your hands for a prolonged period thereafter. With Foami Foami™, a single application can last you the whole day due to the protective barrier formed on skins, which is effective against microbes.

Our formulation is also water-based and non-flammable, unlike alcohol-based hand sanitisers.

3.

What are the active ingredients used in the Foami Foami™ Long-lasting Hand Sanitiser?

Foami Foami™ uses modified quaternary ammonium chloride as an active ingredient. This is listed by the US-EPA, and recommended by Singapore National Environmental Agency and Health Sciences Authority of Singapore as an effective ingredient against COVID-19 transmission.

4.

Is Foami Foami™ Long-lasting Hand Sanitiser safe for the skin or the environment? 

Yes. Foami Foami™ has been tested by US EPA and international laboratories to ensure it is harmless to both our skins and the environment.

 

Foami Foami™ has undergone toxicological and dermatological studies to ensure the safety of the products for our users. Unlike most hand sanitisers in the market, Foami Foami™ is actually certified "dermatologically tested", making it safe for users with sensitive or eczema-prone skins.

5.

Is Foami Foami™ Long-lasting Hand Sanitiser safe for infants and children?

Yes, Foami Foami™ is tested to be safe for kids. The water-based formula is gentle on skin, is specially formulated to be infant and child-friendly. Foami Foami™ can also be applied onto both solid and soft toys that your child touches frequently. 

6.

Is there any preparation required prior to using Foami Foami™ Long-lasting Hand Sanitiser?

Please wash hands thoroughly and dry hands with clean towel or hand-dryer prior to applying Foami Foami™. 

Check out how easy it is to apply Foami Foami™.

7.

Does Foami Foami™ Long-lasting Hand Sanitiser need to be wiped off after use?

No, apply Foami Foami™ as per normal hand sanitiser by rubbing the foams into your hands, until the product dries on your hand. Ensure that you apply the product onto your hands thoroughly.

 

Check out how easy it is to apply Foami Foami™.

8.

Do I still need to wash my hands after applying Foami Foami™ Long-lasting Hand Sanitiser?

Yes, handwashing is still recommended as the ruptured microbes that are destroyed by Foami Foami™ may block the coating from continually sanitising effectively. Therefore, washing of hands is still recommended for continuous high efficacy of the sanitiser on hand. Rest assured, the protective barrier will not be easily removed with hand washing.

9.

Will Foami Foami™ Long-lasting Hand Sanitiser harm or damage my accessories?

No, our formulation is a water-based formula that does not damage surfaces or optical coatings.

In General...

1.

Are jMedGuard® products safe for infants and children?

Yes, jMedGuard® products are rigorously tested to be safe for kids. We believe in safe products that are suitable for use by the whole family.

2.

What is the difference between antimicrobial and antibacterial product?

Antibacterial means that the product is effective against a broad spectrum of harmful bacteria, while antimicrobial means that the product is not only effective against bacteria, but also other microbes such as molds, fungi and even virus strains. Antimicrobial products offer a wider range and greater level of protection.

3.

There has been a mistake in my order. Can I change or cancel it? Am I able to return or refund my item?

We are able to assist in updating your order details as long as they have not been shipped. Please contact us either via e-mail at sales@jmedguard.com or with our online contact form.

We are unable to provide further assistance after shipping has been confirmed and the order sent out. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Due to the nature of our products, returns and refunds are generally unavailable. However, if you have received a defective product, typically due to damage during shipment, please contact us and we will provide the necessary assistance.

4.

The jMedguard® product is sold out. When will it be restocked again?

We generally cannot provide a fixed date for restock, due to uncertainties presented as a result of global supply chain disruptions. However, we are actively working towards producing sufficient stock to meet our customers' demands.

5.

I really like the jMedGuard® products and will like to make a wholesale purchase. Are there any discounts? 

Thank you for your interest in our products. We are happy to partner with distributors, cleaning service providers, commercial entities or government agencies with regards to wholesale and distributorship. Contact us and we will discuss from there .