WHAT DOES ANTIMICROBIAL MEAN?
Antimicrobial is used to describe substances which demonstrate the ability to reduce the presence of microbes, such as bacteria and mould.
WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ANTIMICROBIAL AND ANTIBACTERIAL?
An antimicrobial is effective against a wide spectrum of microbes: this includes bacteria, mould, fungi and even viruses. An antibacterial, on the other hand, is only effective against bacteria.
SILVER-ION ANTIMICROBIAL TECHNOLOGY
There are four main types of antimicrobial additive, based on Silver-Ion, Copper, Zinc and Organic technologies.
Our range of antimicrobial products use Silver-Ion antimicrobial additives which are suitable for deployment in a broad range of materials and applications, including paints, coatings, textiles, polymers and other material types.
BioCote® technology works 24-hours a day, for the expected lifetime of the product, to provide integral protection against microbes.
Laboratory tests and real life studies show that microbe levels on BioCote® protected products are significantly reduced.
In fact 80% of microbes are eradicated within 15 minutes and up to 99.99% are gone within 2 hours.
HOW DOES ANTIMICROBIAL WORK?
Silver-Ion technology creates surfaces upon which 99.9% of microbes cannot survive. Laboratory and real-life testing has proved that the technology reduces microbes by 80% in just 15 minutes and 99.9% in just two hours.
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WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF ANTIMICROBIAL?
Antimicrobial protection kills 99.9% of bacteria to create a fully hygienic environment. This super-power provides a host of benefits:
1. REDUCTION OF BACTERIA BY 99.9%
Even antibiotic-resistant strains of bacteria such as MRSA, VRE and CRE cannot survive on protected products.
2. NO MOULD
Products upon which unsightly and unpleasant mould such as Aspergillus niger cannot survive.
3. DEFENCE AGAINST VIRUSES
Antimicrobial technology is proven to deactivate the H1N1 influenza virus.
4. REDUCES CROSS-CONTAMINATION
A cleaner product means less microbes to transfer, ultimately reducing cross contamination.
5. REDUCES ODOUR
Less microbes means reduced potential for staining and unpleasant odours, so your product stays fresher for longer, increasing its functional life cycle.
6. INCREASES PRODUCT LIFESPAN
Lasting surface protection against microbial colonisation also minimises material degradation, ultimately extending the lifetime of the product.
7. EASIER TO KEEP HYGIENICALLY CLEAN
Thanks to your product will have around-the-clock protection against unseen microbes, permanently.
A FOUR-PRONGED APPROACH
Products protected by antimicrobial technology will negatively affect bacteria that contaminate the surface through: