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Increase In Demand For Antimicrobial Products

  • Lockdown creates increased demand for antimicrobial products
  • Hygiene takes centre stage as businesses prepare to reopen
  • 468% increase in demand for hygienic wall protection, businesses prepare for the new workplace

Research by global hygiene cladding specialist, BioClad, highlights the increase in demand for antimicrobial wall cladding during the Covid-19 crisis. As the nation’s attention turns to readying the country for a return to work and education, there is a need for effective protection and prevention. Compared to the same period in 2019, BioClad has seen a 648% increase in sessions to their antimicrobial wall cladding products. This cladding provides a wide range of spaces with superior hygienic measures that have been proven to reduce microbes by 99.9% within 2 hours while also providing 24/7 around-the-clock protection against bacteria growth

A further 468% increase has been recorded for hygienic wall protection, mirroring the drastic increase for internet searches for hygiene-related terms since the start of lockdown. As this type of wall protection can be used in a wide range of environments, from operating theatres to commercial kitchens and wetrooms, BioClad expects the demand for these products to continue to rise as businesses combat the residual impact of the Coronavirus. 

“Businesses are searching for new ways to further protect employees within the workplace, and we’re seeing increased demand for products that help reduce the spread of bacteria. As new regulations are put in place to protect the public, we want to help educate businesses on how to add hygiene products to the workspace”

“The spotlight is certainly going to be on whether businesses can provide a safe environment for staff and by investing in equipment designed to stop the spread of bacteria, they’re showing that they’ve taken on board the seriousness of the current crisis” BioClad

Data source: Google Trends (

Search terms that included ‘hygienic’ increased dramatically at the beginning of March 2020. Showing the increase in demand for hygienic products during the initial stages of the Coronavirus outbreak in the UK.

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