Benefits of Antimicrobial Protection

Antimicrobial protection has revolutionized cleanliness and hygiene, becoming a key aid in the fight against harmful microbes. Explore the benefits of built-in antimicrobial technology below.

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Why Should You Incorporate Antimicrobial Protection into Your Products?

Microban's leading range of antimicrobial protection technologies are based on scientifically proven active ingredients. Introduced at the stage of manufacture, these technologies will enhance a product with antimicrobial protection that lives on.

Effective Against Bacteria by up to 99.99%

The multi-modal action of antimicrobial protection means bacteria struggle to survive when they interact with a protected product. Microban® has been proven effective against a broad spectrum of bacteria, including antibiotic-resistant MRSA, E.coli and VRE.

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Resistant to the Growth of Mold and Mildew

Microban® antimicrobial protection will work to prevent the growth of unsightly mold and mildew on a product. Typical antifungal applications include grouts and sealants.

Extends the Usable Life of Your Product Range

Microban® antimicrobial protection works to inhibit damaging microbial growth on the surface of your products. This helps to reduce the risk of premature product degradation.

Helps Keep Your Product Fresher for Longer

Microban® antimicrobial protection is resistant to the growth of stain and odor-causing bacteria, which can damage the aesthetic and structural qualities of a product. This ensures your product stays cleaner and fresher for longer.

Makes a Product Cleaner In-between Cleanings

Some bacteria can replicate rapidly and when unhindered they can double their population every 20 minutes. Products with built-in Microban® antimicrobial protection are continuously challenging the ability of microbes to survive on surfaces, ensuring they remain cleaner in-between visual cleanings.

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Reduces the Risk of Cross Contamination

Microban® antimicrobial protection makes a product inherently cleaner. This reduced microbial load means the product is less likely to aid the transfer of harmful microbes to another surface.

Safe for Use in a Variety of Environments

Microban® antimicrobial protection technologies are registered for application-appropriate use with key regulatory bodies including the Biocidal Products Regulation (BPR) in the EU and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in the United States.

Food-Contact Approved

Microban® has antimicrobial protection technologies that are listed by EFSA (European Food Safety Authority) as additives which may be used in the manufacture of plastic materials and articles intended to come into contact with foodstuffs. They are also registered with the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) and FDA (Food and Drug Administration) in the United States of America. Once integrated into food-contact articles, Microban® antimicrobial protection will work to prevent the growth of bacteria commonly responsible for foodborne illness such as Campylobacter and Salmonella.

Helps You Gain a Distinct Competitive Advantage

Microban® antimicrobial protection is a unique selling point that differentiates you from your competitors while providing consumers with extra value. Microban® can be incorporated into a vast range of products in many different industries, providing you with an opportunity to penetrate new markets.