As the global leader in built-in antimicrobial product protection, Microban® serves as a valuable Trustmark that will reassure your customers they’re getting durable and effective antimicrobial products. Microban partners gain the added benefit of working with an ingredient brand that holds over 59% brand awareness in the marketplace in 2017; consumers purchase products that they know and trust.
Increasing the Durability of Antimicrobial Products
Microban antimicrobial technologies not only provide brand awareness that partners can take advantage of, but they also provide antimicrobial product protection for the useful lifetime of the product, increasing the value of the product itself. Our solutions protect product surfaces from uncontrolled microbial growth, so meeting durability requirements is an integral process to ensuring success for our partners. Antimicrobial formulas are held to extremely high standards. In order to pass durability requirement testing, all antimicrobial solutions must upset stain, odor and mold causing microorganisms on a cellular level and hinder their reproduction.
Testing the Durability of Antimicrobial Products
Microban works alongside our partners throughout the process to ensure timely turn around, maximized speed to market and most importantly, fresher, cleaner, longer lasting antimicrobial products. Our durability testing is extensive so you can rest assured that your antimicrobial products will satisfy your partners and customers.
In our antimicrobial test labs, we put antimicrobial solutions through over 30,000 microbiological and analytical tests annually. We use the latest technology and our experienced microbiology team to verify and ensure that antimicrobial products featuring Microban technology live up to our high standards and expectations.
Analytical testing of antimicrobial products involves our chemists extracting antimicrobial additives from product samples and putting them through a variety of tests using equipment like the High Pressure Liquid Chromatograph (HPLC) and several others. Results of these tests are benchmarked against microbiology efficacy results.
Antimicrobial products are specifically designed to inhibit the growth of odor and stain causing bacteria and mold. In our bacteria testing lab and mold testing lab, we test these specific functions of our antimicrobial products to ensure success.
Additionally, as part of the quality assurance testing, Microban evaluates batch production samples submitted by a partner in our microbiology product testing laboratory for verification of antimicrobial efficacy and proper antimicrobial loading levels. In addition, Microban procures random samples from the field for product laboratory testing to continue monitoring the technology’s efficacy.
Enhancing the Value of Antimicrobial Products
When you partner with Microban, you know the antimicrobial products entering the marketplace under your name are effective and durable, but the result of that is added value both to the products themselves and to the customers you serve, whether they be consumer or commercial. The products themselves will stay cleaner longer, with surfaces that inhibit the growth of microbes and bacteria.
Customers receive peace of mind knowing that the antimicrobial products they use in their homes, businesses, etc., stay cleaner and fresher between regular cleanings and are effective at preventing the growth of bacteria throughout the entire lifetime of the product. Customers will also be more willing to buy antimicrobial products with trusted ingredients from Microban, which they recognize as a leader in the antimicrobial space. Contact us to learn more about how you can partner with Microban to bring greater durability to antimicrobial products and greater value to your customers.