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About Microban® Antimicrobial Protection

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Microban International, Ltd. is the global leader in built-in antimicrobial product protection, engineering durable antimicrobial solutions for consumer, industrial and medical products around the world. Microban protection can be engineered into a breadth of materials including: polymers, textiles, coatings, paper and adhesives.

Built-in to products during the manufacturing process, Microban protection inhibits the growth of microbes.  Microorganisms such as bacteria, mold and mildew can cause stains, odors and product deterioration. With Microban antimicrobial protection, microbial reproduction is inhibited throughout the product’s useful lifetime.  Microban antimicrobial protection ensures continuous, durable and effective antimicrobial protection that provides an added level of defense against damaging microbes without ever wearing off or washing away. 

Founded in 1984 by three biomedical engineers, Microban International, Ltd. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Barr Brands International.  Innovative Microban protection is built-in to over 1,000 products in more than 30 countries.  With more than 250 clients, we are proud to supply Microban antimicrobial protection to customers with five global offices spanning four continents.  We’re close to our customers, where they’re headquartered, where they manufacture and where they sell.  Check out our news, blogs and more to learn how Microban protection can keep your products cleaner and fresher.


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