The Spanish group ISTOBAL, provider of wash and care solutions for the automotive industry, has developed automatic arches for the disinfection of PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) of health personnel, security forces, and emergencies personnel in addition to arches for the external disinfection of vehicles in order to fight against COVID-19.

The company is producing this equipment for installation near facility entrances, quarantine areas, operating rooms, ICUs, and other points. In just two weeks it has adapted its chemical-application technology for vehicles to the manufacture of arches that can spray disinfectant on the PPE quickly and completely in 15 seconds.

With a capacity to disinfect more than 4,000 people with PPE a day, this arch measures two meters in height and is easy to install, as it incorporates supports that can be comfortably attached to the ground or to any platform. It is made up of eight sprinklers that spray disinfectant product and is automatically activated thanks to a photocell detection system.

Likewise, ISTOBAL is producing arches for the external disinfection of medical vehicles such as ambulances and fleets of the security forces with an average disinfection capacity of about 1,000 vehicles per day. This system is designed to spray vehicles with biocide. The first arches for the disinfection of PPE and vehicle exteriors already work in Spain, in cities such as Madrid and Valencia.

PPE disinfection.
Vehicle exterior disinfection.