News & Insights

How antimicrobial technology works to provide hygienic protection

Here at BioClad, we pride ourselves on using antimicrobial technology in our innovative range of products to provide businesses with superior hygienic solutions for their working spaces.

It is a common question; however, just how effective antimicrobial technology is in maintaining the hygienic qualities of a particular area. Compared to typical antibacterial solutions, relatively little is known about exactly what type of protection antimicrobial technology provides.

Luckily, we’re on hand to clear up any confusion and divulge just how effective an antimicrobial solution can be for businesses.

Antimicrobial technology

What is antimicrobial?

Put simply; the word antimicrobial is used to describe substances which demonstrate the ability to reduce the presence of microbes, as well as bacteria and mould.

Antimicrobial differs from antibacterial in the sense that it provides an additional level of protection, working to kill and destroy the growth of microorganisms, fungi, or protozoans as well as bacteria, thus supplying a more extensive level of protection.

There are several types of antimicrobial technology, each of which serves a different purpose. The four common types are silver ion, zinc, copper, and organic. For more information about which type is best for a specific solution, read our blog here.

At BioClad, our products use silver ion antimicrobial additives, which are suitable for deployment in a broad range of materials to provide a superior hygienic solution for our global clients. Our solutions have been tested to kill microbes by 99.9% in just two hours.


How does antimicrobial silver ion technology work?

The silver ion technology additives in our products work to eliminate the growth of microbes and other harmful bacteria. Firstly, following installation, bacteria will contaminate the surface. From here, the silver ion additives will begin to act against the bacteria and microbes, combining with bacterial proteins in the cell and cell wall, interfering with DNA replication and causing oxidative damage, reducing them by up to 99.9%

There are several other benefits of silver ion antimicrobial protection including reduced odour, mould as well as being easy to clean. To discover more benefits, visit our Antimicrobial Explained’ document.

As well as providing immediate protection, the silver ion additives we use work 24-hours a day for the life expectancy of the product, to ensure that an environment is as safe as possible.


In essence, when it comes to maintaining the hygienic qualities of a working space, an antimicrobial solution works to inhibit the growth of more than just bacteria. When investing in a solution for a specific surface, taking advantage of antimicrobial protection can help to maintain a safe and secure environment.

Our hygienic wall cladding solutions have been tested to kill microbes by up to 99.9% in just two hours. For more information on how we can help your business, contact us today!

Signup to our newsletter

Order Free Samples

Order Free Samples

    Opt in to mailing list