Keep Kitchen Products Cleaner with Antimicrobial Material Technologies
While an appliance’s surface might look clean and shiny, it can harbor significant levels of microorganisms. This is especially true when considering kitchen appliances. Typical polymers used for appliances include ABS, PS and PC. All these can be treated with Microban antimicrobial material technologies inhibit the growth of microbe populations on the appliance. Microban technology can easily add antimicrobial material product protection (injection molding, extrusion, RIM molding, etc.) during a product’s manufacturing process.
At Microban, we believe in collaborating with partners throughout each phase of product development. The planning stage heavily involves the client, as this is the initial stage where all antimicrobial technology needs are assessed. Our experienced engineers use these assessments to design suitable compounds. Once the final antimicrobial material mixture is chosen, we ensure proper performance, durability and compatibility through final tests. As product development comes to a close, Microban begins assisting clients with regulatory approvals and patent counseling.
In a recent Omnibus study, 7 out of 10 consumers reported that they are concerned about bacteria on small appliances, and 8 out of 10 consumers reported they would be interested in purchasing small appliances with Microban® antimicrobial protection. In addition, hundreds of quantitative market research studies have demonstrated that the Microban brand can greatly influence consumer purchase preference, delivering significant improvements in pricing leverage, market share and/or product mix.