Preventive Solutions to Help Exceed Building Specifications
The presence of bacteria, mold and mildew in building materials can lead to stains, odors and premature product degradation. Because building materials often contain starches, organic adhesives and cellulose sugars, which are ideal nutrient sources for mold, they can be more susceptible to the impacts of mold growth over time. Mold growth and the resulting material degradation can have costly consequences, both in repair and replacement of building materials and expenses associated with temporary relocation or lost business. In buildings ranging from offices and factories to residences and hotels, building professionals recognize the key benefits of choosing materials that are more durable and feature built-in properties for mold prevention.
The best defense against mold growth and premature degradation in building materials is prevention. As building specifications become more stringent and call for improved levels of durability, architects and specifiers are looking for products that feature innovative, proactive solutions that enhance durability. The incorporation of built-in antimicrobial technologies in a wide variety of materials used in the building industry have been shown to reduce the growth of mold and mildew, creating cleaner environments. Because these materials also have an added layer of protection against stains and odors caused by mold and bacteria growth, they also last longer. Microban antimicrobial technologies work 24/7 throughout the useful lifespan of building products to maintain the necessary added level of protection. Microban antimicrobial product protection is infused during the manufacturing process, so it never washes off or wears away.
Help your customers protect their investment by transforming your building products with powerful built-in antimicrobial technology from Microban for fresher, cleaner products.
Meet Building Specifications for Mold Prevention with Registered Antimicrobial Technologies
Our portfolio of antimicrobial technologies features several solutions for building materials, all of which are registered with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in the US and comply with the standard of the Biocidal Products Regulation (BPR) in Europe. The technologies have a long history of safe and effective use in the building industry, enhancing products with added protection to improve performance and durability. In using antimicrobial technologies from Microban, you can have peace of mind that you are not introducing chemistries that impact compliance with building specifications. After more than 30 years of supplying innovative technologies to the building industry, there are now, in fact, specifications around the globe that explicitly require products treated with Microban technology.
Antimicrobial Building Products for Mold Prevention
Many common building products benefit significantly from the inclusion of built-in antimicrobial technology. Any product used in a moist, warm environment is enhanced with mold prevention properties, but all materials used in high traffic or hygiene-critical environments should be considered for antimicrobial incorporation.
- LVT Flooring
- Ceramic Tile
- Bathroom Fixtures
- Window Shades & Screens
- Door Hardware
- Floor Coatings
- Sealants & Grouts
- Flooring Underlayment
- Plumbing Components
- Hardwood Flooring
Are you a building professional interested in learning more about the benefits of built-in antimicrobial technologies AND earning continuing education credits? Visit the Antimicrobials for Building & Commercial Products course on AEC Daily and accomplish both!