SHARP air purifiers, with patented Plasmacluster technology, have been providing clean and pure indoor air to users since its inception two decades ago. A joint study done by SHARP with Kitasako Institute in 2004 has confirmed that there was a dramatic reduction in bacteria and viruses in the presence of Plasmacluster™ Ions. Beauty lovers will also be delighted to know that the Plasmacluster™ ions improve the skin’s elasticity and texture, keeping the skin smooth and moist.
Known for its unique combination of air treatment technologies which include Plasmacluster, Triple Filtration System, and Humidification, SHARP’s air purifiers have become the top-seller in its product category in Japan and ASEAN.
Plasmacluster Ions to Fight Bacteria and Viruses including Corona Viruses
Invented in 2000 and exclusive to SHARP, the Plasmacluster technology has proven to fight various types of flu viruses effectively.
According to a joint research by SHARP Corporation and the Insitut Pasteur in Ho Chi Minh City, the Plasmacluster technology can inhibit the infectiousness of the airborne avian influenza A (H7N9) virus by 99% in approximately 47 minutes.
The joint research is centred on the release of Plasmacluster’s positively charged hydrogen (H+(H2O)m) and negatively charged oxygen ions (O2–(H2O)n) simultaneously into the air. These ions instantaneously bond on the surface of airborne substances such as viruses, becoming highly reactive OH radicals that break down the proteins on the surface of the viruses and inhibit the virus activity. This technology has the same inhibiting effects on other strains of influenza viruses including A/H1N1, H5N1, H7N9, FCoV (which belongs to the coronavirus group), and harmful microbes including E.Coli, MRSA, and TB.
All of SHARP’s Air Purifiers comes with the Plasmacluster technology. The more popular models would be the FP-J80E-H and FP-J60E-W purifiers, which are the ones with that release the highest density of Plasmacluster ions out of all the purifiers, at 25,000 ions/cm. With a higher density of ions, the air purifier is able to remove pollutants in the air more efficiently.
Plasmacluster Ions for Skin Moisture Preservation
Apart from safeguarding users’ well-being at home, the Plasmacluster technology can provide skin-beautifying effects as well. Users’ skin conditions are proven to improve for a few scientific reasons:
- Improved skin elasticity and texture – The water molecules surrounding the ions form a “water molecule coating” which inhibits evaporation of water molecules from the skin – maintaining the moisture while improving skin elasticity and texture.
- Curbs excess sebum on the skin – The “water molecule coating” function of high-density Plasmacluster Ions (approximately 100,000 ions/cm3) also effectively curbs excess sebum on the skin.
- Smoother skin – The high-density Plasmacluster Ions are able to control the growth of Staphylococcus aureus, a bacteria that causes rough skin.
Plasmacluster Ions for Removing Odour and Pet Smells, and Reducing Allergens
The Plasmacluster Ions function as air cleaning agents that form clusters around microparticles such as airborne mould, influenza viruses and mite allergens, and render them inactive through a chemical reaction. This revolutionary process is similar to nature’s way of reversing pollution, which occurs at a much slower pace. Allowing for removal of odors from cigarette, pets, cooking and more.
The Plasmacluster Ions are also able to neutralize harmful VOCs and toxic gases while removing static electricity which traps dust particles and pollen, which are known to trigger allergies and cause short to long-term respiratory illnesses. Other than providing purer indoor air to users, the air purifiers have proven to be able to alleviate allergy symptoms and potential complications from being exposed to harmful air for a long time.
SHARP air purifiers come with Triple Filtration System, consisting of the following filters:
- Pre-Filter: This filter captures PM10 harmful coarse, airborne particles. It is washable and is effective in keeping large dust particles and dog hair at bay. These particles, if exposed regularly, may irritate the respiratory tract such as throat, trachea, and bronchia.
- Deodorizing Filter: This filter uses an active carbon filter to neutralize unpleasant odours such as cigarette smoke, pets odour, or common household odours.
- HEPA Filter: This filter eliminates the threat of even the smallest floating particles (PM2.5) and up to 99.97% particulate matter including bacteria, airborne allergens or mould spores.
Smart Control Functions
The FP-J80E-H air purifier comes with smart control functions allow users to easily control and monitor the air purifiers via SHARP Smart Remote App on their smartphones. Users can also easily visualize their air quality and kickstart automatic operation based on the air quality level through four key factors: temperature, humidity, dust and particulate matter level. They will also be notified of their indoor air quality condition when it has turned from dirty air to clean air. Through the Filter Function Monitor, users will easily know when their air purifiers are due for filter exchange.
Easy to Use, with Great Functions
With a simple “on” button, the SHARP air purifiers automatically operate after detecting the room’s air quality through the following sensors: light, odour, particulate matter 2.5, and dust. The following functions allow users to select their preferred mode of operation:
- Haze Mode: The air purifier will operate at high fan speed for 60 minutes and alternate between low and high level for 20 minutes each thereafter. A high density of Plasmacluster ions are dispersed into the entire room, which reduces static electricity, making it easy to capture haze particles.
- Anti-Dust Mode: The Dust sensor’s sensitivity is increased immediately and quickly detects impurities such as dust and pollen and cleans the air of them effectively.
- Ion Shower Mode: In occasions where the room’s air suddenly becomes polluted, this function allows for rapid air purifying with max airflow.
- Ion Spot Mode: This function removes adhering odour, germs, and other substances from cloths, sofa, and curtains. It’s unique 20° airflow helps to effectively collect dust in the lower levels of the room as well, ensuring completely clean and pure air in any room.