In the beginning, there was a dirt-repellent surface
The story of Nanoksi began in 2016, as we set out to develop a nanotechnology-based nanocoating solution. The development work and partnership with universities and commercial research institutes resulted in the dirt-repellent coating service solution. Nanoksi Finland Oy was founded in 2017.
In our method, a thin layer of nanocoating is applied evenly to the surface. The layer is hardly visible to the naked eye, but it has the desired effect. In households and bigger facilities, our solution protects indoor and outdoor surfaces making them wear-resistant, dirt-repellent and easy to clean.
Mere dirt-repellency just wasn’t enough for us. We wanted to develop a coating solution that also destroys viruses, bacteria, mould spores and volatile organic compounds present on different surfaces.
And then there was cleansing light
The importance of good surface hygiene in fighting infectious diseases is well understood in healthcare. Conventional surface disinfection destroys pathogens only for as long as the sanitiser is evaporating from the surface. We wanted to develop a self-disinfecting coating solution that destroys microbes from surfaces constantly, including between cleanings.
Thus, we set out to explore the potential of photocatalysis technology. In collaboration with the University of Tampere, we developed a plasmonic coating solution that works extremely efficiently even in normal room light. The secret lies in the elements added to the titanium dioxide coating, the so-called harvesters. From the partnership arose our subsidiary, Plasmonics Oy.
Our Fotonit photocatalytic coating functionality has been confirmed by a study conducted at the University of Tampere. The study concluded that photocatalysis is capable of destroying 98% of influenza viruses in two hours under normal lighting conditions. The results indicate that the technology will also be of significant benefit in combating the COVID-19 pandemic.
Hospital-grade surface hygiene for all facilities
Pandemics and epidemics have made non-healthcare professionals aware of the spread of infectious diseases via contact surfaces. During the COVID-19 crisis, the need for hygienic surfaces and spaces safe for people has increased in all areas. As a result, the demand for self-disinfecting coatings has increased.
The Fotonit photocatalytic coating protects comprehensively all contact surfaces in a given space, including textiles. The coating destroys pathogens from all surfaces, and also acts as an indoor air cleaning solution.
We offer coating service solutions from product development to installation. As an indication of its high degree of Finnish origin, our service has been awarded the Finnish Key Flag Symbol. Furthermore, we are expanding our operations by offering our nanocoating solutions through other companies. With the help of our partners, Nanoksi is growing both in Finland and abroad.
Mission, vision, values
We are making the world a better place one surface at a time.
In 2021, we are the market leader in our field in Finland and we’re operating globally. We are a forerunner in the field and set the standards for others to meet.
Our operations are guided by our ethical values, which include reliability, transparency, profitability, a pioneering spirit, satisfied employees and a desire to help customers.
We aim for nationwide market leadership, the broader European market, a wide range of products and services, the nanocoating market expansion, as well as satisfied employees and customers.
Our partners in Finland
Our photocatalytic and dirt-repellent coating solutions are also available through our partners.
ISS Palvelut Oy
High-quality, cost-effective cleaning services in compliance with health, safety and environmental regulations in various industries worldwide.
Lassila & Tikanoja
L&T provides, among others, maintenance and servicing services for properties and business premises. The company is constantly striving to find new responsible and sustainable methods for cleaning and maintaining hygiene and safety.
Loiste Siivous Oy
An Oulu-based company offering a wide range of cleaning and nanocoating services for companies and households.
High-quality hygiene services, including cleaning and property maintenance services and laboratory cleaning.
Producer of refrigeration equipment for businesses and households. The equipment is also available with a Fotonit photocatalytic coating that improves safety and hygiene.
Sales and rental of photocatalytic coated modular spaces and containers for many different needs, such as temporary, sanitary and accommodation facilities as well as warehouse and office spaces.
I.S. Mäkinen Oy
Internationally operating company specialising in the refurbishment of the cabins of cruise ships and passenger ferries. Antimicrobial photocatalysis makes cabins safer for people.