CAVAN, IRELAND: 24/12/2021: Wishing all our customers and members a happy holiday season from INSCX exchange and best wishes for 2022.

Invisi Smart Shield™ – Next generation Antimicrobial Coating – Available on INSCX

Cavan, IRELAND: 26/08.21: New Product Launch: Invisi Smart Shield™ is now available for sale via INSCX. The product coats any surface with a durable invisible layer of disinfecting particles that continuously protects for up to 1 year from application. Even with frequent cleaning, standard disinfection does not kill all germs. Our product is a next generation protective coating proven by University College London (UCL) to continuously kill germs on treated surfaces for 1 year. Once applied the durable Invisi Smart Shield™ forms an invisible protective barrier against viruses, bacteria and mould.

  • Water based technology, safe for humans, animals and our planet
  • Approved for use in the UK.
  • Meets the protection guidance requirements from US CDC
  • Long lasting 1 year +
  • Easily spray applied / quick drying
  • Used by the NHS, hotels, transport vehicles and gyms amongst others

Invisi Smart Shield™ is s a next-generation 1 year protective coating with a 3-log reduction rate that has been proven to kill 99.9% of viruses, bacteria and fungi.

The Invisi Smart Shield has been successfully tested against the live SARS-CoV-2 virus (virus that causes COVID-19) by the University of Cambridge.

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For sales enquiries, please visit the product link HERE

FOCUS: EMEA Base Oils – Price hikes hard to sustain

With EMEA Base Oils prices not seen at levels this high since 2011, and despite ongoing shortages reported, prices are seen as elevated but stretched at these levels. What we are witnessing some suggest, is primarily a lack of refining feedstocks available to refiners bumping recent price surges. This coupled with knee-jerk reactions to localised lockdowns most recently in India and Europe are factors also. While of little immediate comfort to refiners and blenders alike, WTI crude is now seen as a strong sell and as base oil refiners redress the feedstock issue, prices are expected to stabilise to ease lower.


WTI it is noted has again failed to break above the $65-68/bbl handle pointing to a double-top on a 2 year chart. Trade above $67-68/bbl might have pushed a run above $72-76/bbl handle pointing to sentiment to break higher. With the contract failing, in the near term, a run again to the mid-to-high $50’s in WTI seems more a probability as as global economies struggle to rebalance themselves.  While not a direct correlation to the dynamics of the Base Oil market, some observers suggest Base Oils prices although elevated, may have reached a peak near term as the logjam in feedstock availability eases and confidence returns. Clearly, the past few months have demonstrated many blenders are simply unable to pass on their costs to lubricant buyers at these prices.

XMAS Hours

CAVAN, IRELAND: 24/12/2020: Wishing all our customers and members a happy holiday season from INSCX exchange and best wishes for 2021. We are closed from Thursday, 24th December, 2020 to recommence, January 4th, 2021.

Global Metal Carbide distribution agreed

CAVAN, IRELAND: 17/11/20: INSCX exchange agrees a multi-ton agency / distribution agreement with a leading EU based producer specific to sub-micron and going forward, nanoscale grades of various metal carbides. Specifics to follow via PR.

HYGIENIA TOUCH series of antimicrobial coatings listed on INSCX

22/07/20: CAVAN, IRELAND: HYGIENIA TOUCH anti-pathogen barrier coatings for absorbent and non-absorbent surfaces are available for purchase from INSCX exchange.

HYGIENIA TOUCH is a clean label technology series specifically designed to help companies remain ahead of the COVID-19 pandemic by making surfaces impervious to bacteria and viruses. The products are designed to treat non-absorbent and absorbent surfaces. They are presented in the form of a nanotechnology enabled / anti-pathogen barrier coating offered in a 500ml spray (or larger volumes).

The eco-friendly barrier coating for non-absorbent surfaces is a combination of various acids diluted in carrier solutions bound by a number of engineered nanomaterials such as nano SiO2, to create effective anti-pathogen coatings on surfaces.

HYGIENIA TOUCH is also available in a EU ECO approved version for absorbent surfaces such as fabrics.

This series of innovative products provide a preventative and proactive technology to help enable a treated surface to remain bacteria-static for up to 6 months. Can be deployed to treat surfaces in venues as diverse as healthcare establishments, work areas, schools, social facilities and public infrastructure.

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19/05/2020: CAVAN, IRELAND: Researchers at the University of Cincinnati have created a face mask material for immediate disinfection of pathogens. The university would like to work with an industry partner to further develop and possibly commercialize this work. PRESS RELEASE: Face masks are a vital piece of personal protective equipment for healthcare workers, separating them from infectious pathogens. Despite their protective nature, pathogens can build up and survive on their surface. Dr. Shanov and his team have developed a material that, when combined with standard filter material prevents the buildup of infectious pathogens on a face mask. The standard material still filters the pathogens as usual, but the incorporated material also disinfects the mask through thermal inactivation. It utilizes a small battery or low voltage stationary power supply to heat the filter, thereby inactivating pathogens. The filter material is simple to fabricate, breathable, and most importantly, able to inactivate pathogens quickly. Thus, the technology provides this personal protective equipment (PPE) the ability to disinfect while wearing or during storage downtime. This allows for effective and efficient reuse of face masks. CONTACT: Nicole Borghi, Marketing Consultant, TreMonti Consulting, LLC, St. Louis, MO, USA. Email: nborghi@tremonticonsulting.com Phone: (904)-887-1980.