What is Microban Antimicrobial Product Protection?

What is Microban antimicrobial product protection?

Microban antimicrobial product protection is a built-in active ingredient that enables products to resist the growth of microbes such as 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 antimicrobial product protection disrupts the metabolism of contaminating microbes by preventing conversion of nutrients into energy. This inhibits microbial survival, reproduction and colonization. Microban protection remains inert until it encounters an environment where microbes can proliferate. Only then will it release tiny quantities of antimicrobial technology to disrupt vital cell functions of the microbe.

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 a Microban-protected product need to be cleaned as often or as carefully as an untreated product?

Yes. Microban protection should never be a substitute for normal cleaning practices. Microban protection provides a continuous defense against the growth of microbes and protects the products, making them easier to clean and keeping them fresher between cleanings. However, Microban® technology is not a disinfectant and should not replace regular and thorough cleaning.

Does Microban protection begin working immediately?

Microban protection begins to work as soon as a microorganism comes into contact with a treated product’s surface. The technology will remain active 24/7 and for the expected lifetime of the product.

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 US EPA and notified with the EU BPR for all applications in which they are used. The active ingredients used by Microban are widely incorporated into a number of consumer, building, commercial, and textile applications. Microban is incorporated into more than 1,000 products worldwide, and is trusted by more than 250 global brands and manufacturers.

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 engineered to provide antimicrobial protection for the useful lifetime of a treated product. The technology is built-in during the manufacturing process and will not wash off or wear away.

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