ANTIMICROBIAL WALL CLADDING MYTHS – BUSTED! PART 8

ANTIMICROBIAL WALL CLADDING MYTHS – BUSTED! PART 8

MYTH 8. NON-ANTIMICROBIAL WALL CLADDING IS JUST AS GOOD AS BIOCLAD While standard PVC cladding sheets may have bacteria-fighting properties, this is located on the surface only. Scratches and chips will harbour bacteria and allow it to both multiply and be transferred...
ANTIMICROBIAL WALL CLADDING MYTHS – BUSTED! PART 7

ANTIMICROBIAL WALL CLADDING MYTHS – BUSTED! PART 7

MYTH 7. ANTIMICROBIAL IS NOT PROVEN OR TESTED Our antimicrobial silver-ion technology undertakes rigorous and regular testing to prove it continues to fight microbes effectively. These include standard antimicrobial tests such as ISO22196:2011. It is important to also...
ANTIMICROBIAL WALL CLADDING MYTHS – BUSTED! PART 6

ANTIMICROBIAL WALL CLADDING MYTHS – BUSTED! PART 6

MYTH 6. ANTIMICROBIAL WALL CLADDING DAMAGES HUMAN HEALTH AND THE ENVIRONMENT  The silver present in BioClad cannot leach or actively leave the material, therefore making it impossible to negatively effect human health or the environment. If it was possible for the...
ANTIMICROBIAL WALL CLADDING MYTHS – BUSTED! PART 5

ANTIMICROBIAL WALL CLADDING MYTHS – BUSTED! PART 5

MYTH 5: OVERUSE OF ANTIMICROBIAL WALL CLADDING CAUSES RESISTANCE TO MICROBES There is no data to suggest resistance to antimicrobial silver-ion technology present in BioClad. This myth has developed from the news about resistance to antibiotic overuse (antibiotics are...
ANTIMICROBIAL WALL CLADDING MYTHS – BUSTED! PART 4

ANTIMICROBIAL WALL CLADDING MYTHS – BUSTED! PART 4

MYTH 4: ANTIMICROBIAL WALL CLADDING ISN’T NECESSARY AS BACTERIA DOES NOT GROW ON WALLS AND WALLS ARE AT LOW-RISK OF CONTAMINATION Bacteria can survive in even the most inhospitable of places. Microbes have even been proved to survive the vacuum of space. Once bacteria...
ANTIMICROBIAL WALL CLADDING MYTHS – BUSTED! PART 3

ANTIMICROBIAL WALL CLADDING MYTHS – BUSTED! PART 3

MYTH 3: ANTIMICROBIAL WALL CLADDING DOES NOT WORK IN AN EVERYDAY ENVIRONMENT. IT NEEDS MOISTURE, HIGH TEMPERATURE AND HUMIDITY TO WORK This myth surfaced because antimicrobial laboratory tests are carried out in optimal conditions for bacteria growth, such as a...
ANTIMICROBIAL WALL CLADDING MYTHS – BUSTED! PART 2

ANTIMICROBIAL WALL CLADDING MYTHS – BUSTED! PART 2

MYTH 2: ANTIMICROBIAL WALL CLADDING TAKES HOURS TO WORK Antimicrobial-protected surfaces work to fight microbes all the time! Laboratory tests have proved from the time of contamination it takes only 15 minutes to kill 80% of microbes and by two hours 99.9% have been...