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Important questions to ask when specifying hygienic wall cladding

Here are 10 questions you should be asking when specifying a hygienic wall cladding solution for your business:

Is it antimicrobial?

BioClad is the world’s first cladding system to include Biocote technology that eliminates superbugs like MRSA and E.Coli ensuring a cleaner safer environment.

Do you know what the ‘active ingredient is?’

BioClad contains Silver Iron Technology, a proven antimicrobial ingredient that is safe, natural and sustainable. Silver has been used for centuries for its abilities to aid preservation, for example, the ancient Greeks used silver vessels to keep their water fresh and Chinese Emperors ate with silver chopsticks.

Do you know who manufactures the ‘active ingredient?’

BioCote is setting the industry standard for product testing and services. All products with BioCote® protection undergo extensive validation and quality control testing, ensuring they offer the highest degree of antimicrobial performance.

Can you prove the cladding contains the ‘active ingredient?’

BioClad can demonstrate the Biocote ingredient with our laser detector pen that illuminates only products containing our additives, giving you the knowledge that at any time we can validate any product in any location.

Can you guarantee it DOES NOT contain Triclosan?

BioClad does not contain Triclosan which is often incorporated in organic antimicrobial technology, using chemicals such as Triclosan. There is increasing concern about the chemicals being used in the environment and a belief they are a possible source of creat­ing microbial resistance; the news items below show action against Triclosan.


“The chemical Triclosan has been formally withdrawn from a European list for use as a food contact material but plastic containing the substance can be marketed until late 2011, said Brussels.”

8 April 2010 – “THE WASHINGTON POST”

“The Food and Drug Administration said recent research raises “valid concerns” about the possible health effects of Triclosan, an antibacterial chemical found in a growing number of liquid soaps, hand sanitizers, dishwashing liquids, shaving gels and even socks, workout clothes and toys.”

Do you know what the cladding will do to superbugs?

BioClad has silver ion technology incorporated at the point of manufacture ensuring it is present throughout the product. This ensures that levels of bacteria are reduced by up to 99% in two hours, compared to an unprotected surface where they can proliferate at dramatic rates. Laboratory tests have repeatedly demonstrated the ability of BioCote protected products to inhibit the growth and formation of moulds and yeast.

BioClad is effective against a broad spectrum of micro-organisms, including:

•  MRSA (Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus) •  MSSA (Methicillin sensitive Staphylococcus aureus) •  E. coli •  Legionella pneumophila •  Pseudomonas aeruginosa •  Salmonella typhimurium and enteritidis •  Listeria monocytogenes •  VRE (vancomycin – resistant Enterococcus) •  Campylobacter spp. •  Staph. aureus •  Aspergillus niger •  Candida albicans

Do you have the evidence to prove its claims?

Every year BioClad is independently tested to ensure all our antimicrobial performance claims are met. Our latest report shows a reduction in MRSA of over 99.94% and E.Coli 99.99%.

Is the evidence independently assessed?

Our test are undertaken by independent laboratories and BioCote is leading the way in building a sound portfolio of evidence regarding the use of silver ion antimicrobial technology in a variety of environments.

Our aim is to develop partnerships with academic institutes, NHS Trusts and private and public sector organizations to work together on research studies. By investing in peer-reviewed and published studies, BioCote Ltd is committed to providing the scientific evidence to prove the effectiveness of silver ion antimicrobial technology and our partners’ products.

Read more about our current research and trials:

Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust pilot trial

Food processing plant – KJ Cooked Meats Ltd

Laboratory trial using Stuart bench top lab equipment

Campylobacter trial

Can you have a lifetime warranty?

BioClad is provided with an antimicrobial lifetime guaranteed that ensures its effectiveness against Superbugs will keep working for the lifetime of your building.

If you don’t get 10 yes`s then you need to ask why?

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