Panasonic Air Conditioning Philippines Press Release

Introduction

Panasonic goes full steam ahead in providing sustainable quality air for Filipino families by improving indoor air quality with nanoe™ Technology, which inhibits activity of airborne, adhered bacteria*¹-³ and viruses*⁴-⁶ in the environment.

Panasonic’s Sustainable QUALITY AIR FOR LIFE Solutions for Filipinos

Manila, 2 MARCH2020 – With air pollution clouding today’s global landscape, Panasonic offers a breath of fresh air with its air quality improvement solutions.

In line with its vision for “A Better Life, A Better World”, this is part of Panasonic’s commitment to improve the overall quality of life for everyone through its unique nanoe™ Technology.

What is nanoe™ Technology? It is Panasonic’s unique technology, which involves its special expertise at the nanometer level. It deodorizes, inhibits the growth of bacteria, and viruses, helps to retain skin moisture levels, and is effective in dust removal (PM2.5) for a fresher, cleaner indoor environment.

“nanoe™ Technology” is a general term that refers to one, two, or all of three different types of nanoe™ devices (nanoe™ X, nanoe™, and nanoe-G) either separately or in any combination.

Its effects include:

• Inhibiting activity of airborne, adhered / aerosol bacteria*¹-³ and viruses*⁴-

• Inhibiting activity of airborne*⁷ and adhered /aerosol mould*⁸

• Inhibiting major allergens*⁹

• Inhibiting pollens*¹⁰

• Inhibition of hazardous substances*¹¹ known to be found in PM2.5

• Eliminating odours*¹²-¹⁴

• Moisturised skin*¹⁵-¹⁶, straighter and sleeker hair*¹⁷

nanoe™ Technology is being integrated within Panasonic’s suite of appliances to improve overall health and well-being for all. Its nanoe™ Air Conditioners (selected wall mounted type and ceiling cassette type) gives homes and offices clean, purified air by removing harmful pollutants and dust (PM2.5) and inhibiting bacteria, viruses, and allergens while the nanoe™ X technology found in Panasonic’s Packaged Air Conditioners (Cassette and selected wall mounted) provides 24 hours of quality air with deodorizing, bacteria-removal, and air purifying functions. This versatile technology is also being applied in Panasonic Refrigerators, utilizing charged water particles to help retain moisture, deodorize and maintain nutrient levels to keep food at its freshest. 

For examples of nanoe™ applications in our daily lives, refer to Appendix. For more information about nanoe™ Technology and its applications, visit https://www.panasonic.com/ph/consumer/nanoe-technology.html.

Nanoe Technology to Combat Battle Against Spread of Viruses and Bacteria

Panasonic’s nanoe™ Technology is increasingly being adopted in a wide range of industries such as the railway, automotive, hotel, and hospital industries to improve lives beyond the comfort of our own living spaces. Not one to rest on its laurels, Panasonic will continuously embrace the concept of “A Better Life, A Better World” by constantly developing tomorrow’s technologies.

Charles River Biopharmaceutical Services GmbH has proven that Nanoe technology can effectively combat high risk viruses: 

[1] Inhibits highly resistant and unknown viruses

[2] Infectivity rates of 4 kinds of viruses reduced by 99% within 6 hours

[3] Effective over a wide range of human- and animal-derived viruses

[4] Some viruses were inhibited within 90 minutes

This only shows that Nanoe can effectively deactivate common viruses and bacteria as well as pollutants like mould, allergens, pollen and hazardous substances. The byproduct of the chemical reaction is water thereby keeps the room fresh and moisturized.

About Panasonic Philippines

Panasonic Philippines is a consumer sales division responsible for the sales and marketing of the Panasonic brand of consumer electronics and home appliances in the Philippines. For more information on Panasonic Philippines and its products, visit our website at www.panasonic.com/ph.

Media Contact:  Mr. Jiwoong Kim
Marketing Communications
Panasonic Philippines
Email: jiwoong.kim@ph.panasonic.com

Ms. Phoenix Manayaga
Email: phoenixdianne.manayaga@ph.panasonic.com

APPENDICES:

Appliance with Nanoe

Nanoe Features

Nanoe Applications

Link

Panasonic Elite Inverter
Sky Series Aircon
CS/CU-VU9UKQ (1.0HP),
CS/CU-VU12UKQ (1.5HP),
CS/CU-VU18UKQ (2.0HP),

Inhibits Bacteria and Viruses (airborne/adhered)
Inhibits the growth of bacteria and viruses adhering to surfaces. Also effective in deactivating mould, allergens, pollen and hazardous substances.

Dust Removal
Removes up to 99% of harmful PM2.5 particles like paraffin hexadecane found in volcanic ashes, etc.

Deodorization
Deodorizes unpleasant smells such as cigarette smoke, perspiration & damp towels

Moisturises Skin & Hair
Stay refreshed by providing moisture balance resulting to smooth, hydrated skin and hair

24 Hour Quality Air
With independent air purifier at purifies for air 24 Hours with cooling on & off (with or without running compressor) nanoe can be used

Sleep with Clean Air
Sleep well in a room that is free from harmful pollutants and dust (PM2.5) in the air.

Clean Room with Minimal Dust Accumulation
Prevents dust from settling on books and surfaces to minimize allergies.


Panasonic Premium Inverter
Aero Series Aircon
CS/CU-XU9UKQ (1.0HP),
CS/CU-XU12UKQ (1.5HP),
CS/CU-XU18UKQ (2.0HP),
CS/CU-XU24UKQ (2.5HP),
CS/CU-XU30UKQ (3.0HP),

Inhibits Bacteria and Viruses (airborne/adhered)
Inhibits the growth of bacteria and viruses adhering to surfaces. Also effective in deactivating mould, allergens, pollen and hazardous substances.

Dust Removal
Removes up to 99% of harmful PM2.5 particles like paraffin hexadecane found in volcanic ashes, etc.

Deodorization
Deodorizes unpleasant smells such as cigarette smoke, perspiration & damp towels

Moisturises Skin & Hair
Stay refreshed by providing moisture balance resulting to smooth, hydrated skin and hair

24 Hour Quality Air
With independent air purifier at purifies for air 24 Hours with cooling on & off (with or without running compressor) nanoe can be used

Sleep with Clean Air
Sleep well in a room that is free from harmful pollutants and dust (PM2.5) in the air.

Clean Room with Minimal Dust Accumulation
Prevents dust from settling on books and surfaces to minimize allergies.

Ceiling Cassette
Packaged Air Conditioner
S/U-18PU2Q6 (2.0HP),
S/U-21PU2Q6 (2.5HP),
S/U-24PU2Q6 (3.0HP),
S/U-30PU2Q6 (3.5HP),
S/U-34PU2Q6 (4.0HP),
S/U-43PU2Q6 (5.0HP),
S/U-48PU2Q6 (6.0HP),

Inhibits Bacteria and Viruses (airborne/adhered)
Inhibits the growth of bacteria and viruses adhering to surfaces. Also effective in deactivating mould, allergens, pollen and hazardous substances.

Deodorization
Deodorizes unpleasant smells such as cigarette smoke, perspiration & damp towels

Moisturises Skin & Hair
Stay refreshed by providing moisture balance resulting to smooth, hydrated skin and hair

24 Hour Quality Air
With independent air purifier at purifies for air 24 Hours with cooling on & off (with or without running compressor) nanoe can be used

Sleep with Clean Air
Sleep well in a room that is free from harmful pollutants and dust (PM2.5) in the air.

Ceiling Cassette
VRF-FSV System Indoor
S-22MU2E5A,
S-28MU2E5A,
S-36MU2E5A,
S-45MU2E5A,
S-56MU2E5A,
S-60MU2E5A,
S-73MU2E5A,
S-90MU2E5A,
S-106MU2E5A,
S-140MU2E5A,
S-160MU2E5A
(should come with
CZ-CNEXU1 Nanoe-X
adaptor, CZ-KPU3H panel,
CZ-RTC5B wired remote or
CZ-RWSU3+CZ-RWRU3 wireless remote control)

Inhibits Bacteria and Viruses (airborne/adhered)
Inhibits the growth of bacteria and viruses adhering to surfaces. Also effective in deactivating mould, allergens, pollen and hazardous substances.

Deodorization
Deodorizes unpleasant smells such as cigarette smoke, perspiration & damp towels

Moisturises Skin & Hair
Stay refreshed by providing moisture balance resulting to smooth, hydrated skin and hair

24 Hour Quality Air
With independent air purifier at purifies for air 24 Hours with cooling on & off (with or without running compressor) nanoe can be used

Sleep with Clean Air
Sleep well in a room that is free from harmful pollutants and dust (PM2.5) in the air.

Panasonic 6-Door
Refrigerator NR-F603GT

Double Hygiene Technology
nanoe™ X technology that utilises ion particles to help retain moisture, deodorise and maintain nutrient levels.

• Ag Clean feature helps keep air clean and deactivate mould and bacteria, with an active enzyme that resolves unpleasant odours.

Extra Hygienic Storage
Keeps food in the refrigerator fresh and clean.

NOTES:

*1 <Airborne bacteria (Staphylococcus aureus)> [Testing organization] Kitasato Research Center for Environmental Science [Testing method] The number of bacteria is measured after direct exposure in an approximately 25m3 sized airtight test room [Inhibition method] nanoe™ released [Test substance] Airborne bacteria [Test result] Inhibited by at least 99.7% in 4 hours (24_0301_1) 

*2 <Adhered bacteria (O157)> [Testing organization] Japan Food Research Laboratories [Testing method] Measured the number of bacteria adhered to a cloth in an approximately 45L sized airtight test room [Inhibition method] nanoe™ released [Test substance] Adhered bacteria [Test result] Inhibited by at least 99.99% in 1 hour (208120880_001)

*3 <Adhered bacteria (MRSA)> [Testing organization] Japan Food Research Laboratories [Testing method] Measured the number of bacteria adhered to a cloth in an approximately 45L sized airtight test room [Inhibition method] nanoe™ released [Test substance] Adhered bacteria [Test result] Inhibited by at least 99.99% in 1 hour (208120880_002)

*4 <Airborne virus (bacteriophageΦχ174)> [Testing organization] Kitasato Research Center for Environmental Science [Testing method] The number of virus is measured after direct exposure in an approximately 25m3 sized airtight test room [Inhibition method] nanoe™ released [Test substance] Airborne virus [Test result] Inhibited by at least 99.7% in 6 hours (24_0300_1)

*5 <Adhered virus (Influenza virus H1N1 subtype)> [Testing organization] Kitasato Research Center for Environmental Science [Testing method] Measured the number of virus adhered to a cloth in an approximately 1m3 sized airtight test room [Inhibition method] nanoe™ released [Test substance] Adhered virus [Test result] Inhibited by at least 99.9% in 2 hours (21_0084_1)

*6 <Adhered virus (Poliovirus type1(Lsc-2ab))> [Testing organization] Kitasato Research Center for Environmental Science [Testing method] Measured the number of virus adhered to a cloth in an approximately 45L sized airtight test room [Inhibition method] nanoe™ released [Test substance] Adhered virus [Test result] Inhibited by at least 99.7% in 2 hours (22_0096)

*7 [Testing organization] Japan Food Research Laboratories [Testing method] Measured the number of mould altered in an approximately 23m3 sized test room [Inhibition method] nanoe™ released [Test substance] Airborne mould [Test result] Inhibited by at least 99% in 1 hour (205061541-001)

*8 [Testing organization] Japan Food Research Laboratories [Testing method] Measured mould adhered to a cloth [Inhibition method] nanoe™ released [Test substance] Adhered mould [Test result] Inhibited by at least 99.5% in 8 hours (11038081001-02)

*9 <Dog-derived allergens and cat-derived allergens> [Testing organization] Institute of Tokyo Environmental Allergens [Testing method] Direct exposure in a 45L airtight container and measured using the ELISA method [Inhibition method] nanoe™ released [Test substance] dog derived allergens, cat derived allergens [Test result] <Dog (dander)> Inhibited by at least 99% in 1 hour (11M-RPTAPRO47_1) <Cat (dander)> Inhibited by at least 98% in 2 hours (11M-RPTAPR051_1) <Mite faeces/carcasses> [Testing organization] Panasonic Product Analysis Center [Testing method] Measured allergen attached to a cloth, using the ELISA method, in an approximately 23m3 sized test room [Inhibition method] nanoe™ released [Test substance] Attached mite allergens [Test result] Inhibited by at least 60% in 24 hours (BAA33-130304-F04) <Mould-derived allergens> [Testing organization] Institute of Tokyo Environmental Allergens [Testing method] Direct exposure in a 45L airtight container and measured using the ELISA method [Inhibition method] nanoe™ released [Test substance] Mould-derived allergens [Test result] Inhibited by at least 93% in 2 hours (11M-RPTMAR076_1) <Pollen> Cedar [Testing organization] Panasonic Product Analysis Center [Testing method] Measured allergen attached to a cloth, using the ELISA method, in an approximately 23m3 sized test room [Inhibition method] nanoe™ released [Test substance] Cedar pollen [Test result] Inhibited by at least 88% in 8 hours (BAA33-130304-F01) Cypress, Orchard grass, Ragweed [Testing organization] Panasonic Product Analysis Center [Testing method] Verified using the electrophoresis method in an approximately 23m3 sized test room [Inhibition method] nanoe™ released [Test substance] Cypress pollen, Orchard grass pollen, Ragweed pollen [Test result] Inhibiting effect was confirmed in 24 hours (1V332-171010-F04, 1V332-171010-F02, 1V332-171010-F01)

*10 <Cedar, Cypress, Orchard grass, Ragweed, Alnus japonica, Japanese white birch, Artemisia, Olive, Juniper, Casuarina, Miscanthus, Timothy grass, Humulus japonicus pollen> [Testing organization] Panasonic Product Analysis Center [Testing method] Verified using the electrophoresis method in an approximately 23m3 sized test room [Inhibition method] nanoe™ released [Test substance] Cedar, Cypress, Orchard grass, Ragweed, Alnus japonica, Japanese white birch, Artemisia, Olive, Juniper, Casuarina, Miscanthus, Timothy grass, Humulus japonicus pollen [Test result] Inhibiting effect was confirmed in 24 hours (4AA33-151015-F01, 4AA33-151028-F01, 4AA33-160601-F01, 4AA33-160601-F02, 4AA33-160701-F01, 1V332-180301-F01)

*11 [Testing organization] Panasonic Product Analysis Center [Testing method] Measured the amount of attached organic substances in an approximately 23m3 sized test room [Inhibition method] nanoe™ released [Test result] <Aromatic carboxylic acid (benzoic acid)> Broken down at least 99.9% in approximately 16 hours (Y13NF135) <Paraffin (hexadecane)> Broken down at least 99% in approximately 24 hours (Y13NF136)

*12 [Testing organization] Panasonic Product Analysis Center [Testing method] Verified using the six-level odour intensity scale method in an approximately 23m3 sized test room [Deodorization method] nanoe™ released [Test substance] Surface-attached cigarette smoke odour [Test result] Odour intensity reduced by 1.2 levels in 2 hours (BAA33-130125-D01)

*13 [Testing organization] Odour and Aroma Design Course, Department of Integrated Informatics, Faculty of Informatics, Daido University [Testing method] Verified using the six-level odour intensity scale method in an approximately 23m3 sized test room [Deodorization method] nanoe™ released [Test substance] Simulated body odour of middle-aged and older people attached to pillow cover [Test result] Odour intensity reduced by 0.65 levels in 6 hours

*14 [Testing organization] Panasonic Product Analysis Center [Testing method] Verified using the six-level odour intensity scale method in an approximately 23m3 sized test room [Deodorization method] nanoe™ released [Test substance] Surface-attached garbage odour [Test result] <Methylmercaptan> Odour intensity reduced by 1.2 levels in 1 hour (1V332-180316-K21) <Trimethylilamine> Odour intensity reduced by 0.9 levels in 1 hour (1V332-180316-K22)

*15 [Testing organization] Panasonic Product Analysis Center [Testing method & test result] Approximately 34m3 sized test room, room temperature 23 degrees Celsius, humidity 30%, 8 women aged 30~49 with varying skin conditions ranging from being averagely moist to dry, the stratum corneum water content was measured before and after resting for 90 minutes being exposed to a nanoe™ generating device, to find the average value of the change. (D01-071219F-01)

*16 [Testing organization] FCG Research Institute, Inc. [Testing method and test result] Of 20 women 40 ± 2 years old, 10 women used a nanoe™ generating device at home for 28 days, while the other 10 women used a device with no nanoe™ generating device for 28 days at home. (19104)

*17 [Testing organization] Panasonic Product Analysis Center [Testing method and test result] Approximately 46m3 sized test room, room temperature 25 degrees Celsius, humidity 40%.Bundles (6 bundles) of hair were suspended 2m from a nanoe™ generating device, with repeated operation of the nanoe™ generating device: 8 hours on and 16 hours off. (D01-091005-01TM) [Method] nanoe™ released [Test substance] Hair

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Mr. Jiwoong Kim
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