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Antimicrobial Technology

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.

CONTINUOUS PROTECTION

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. Working 24 hours, BioCote® technology effectively fights a wide variety of microbes. BioCote® has been proven effective against MRSA, E.Coli and even at deactivating the Influenza (H1N1) virus.

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