What is Microban antimicrobial product protection?
Microban technology is built-in antimicrobial protection that gives products an added level of protection against microbes such as stain and odor causing bacteria, mold and mildew. Microban protection helps products stay cleaner, fresher, and last longer than products with untreated surfaces.
How do products with Microban antimicrobial protection work?
Microban protection inhibits the growth of microorganisms. When microbes come in contact with the product surface, Microban protection disrupts cell functions making the microorganism unable to grow and reproduce.
What benefit do I get from products with Microban antimicrobial protection?
Microban protection continuously fights the growth of microbes such as odor and stain causing bacteria, mold and mildew. Microban® protection makes products easier to clean, helps them last longer, and keeps them fresher in between cleanings.
Does this mean I don't have to clean my products as much or as carefully?
No. Microban protection provides continuous defense against the growth of microbes and protects the products, making them easier to clean and keeping them fresher between cleanings. However, normal cleaning practices should be maintained.
Does Microban protection begin working immediately?
Microban protection begins to work as soon as the microorganism comes into contact with the product’s surface. Under the right conditions, microbes on an untreated surface can double every 20 minutes! Microban® technology is not a disinfectant and is not a substitute for normal cleaning practices.
How do I know that Microban antimicrobial protection is safe?
Microban technologies have undergone extensive independent laboratory testing and have a long history of safe use. They are registered with the EPA for all applications in which they are used. The active ingredients we use are widely incorporated into a number of consumer, building, commercial, and textile applications. The Microban brand has relationships with a variety of partners looking to enhance their products with antimicrobial protection and is found in over 1000 products worldwide.
What types of microorganisms does Microban protection work against?
Microban antimicrobial protection is effective against most common bacteria, yeasts, molds and fungi that cause stains, odors and product degradation. Microban® technology is not designed to protect users from disease causing microorganisms.
How long does Microban antimicrobial protection work?
Microban protection is built-in during the manufacturing process and will not wash off or wear away. Microban protection is engineered to provide antimicrobial protection for the useful lifetime of the product.