- Antimicrobials In Building Materials
- Antimicrobials In Durable Foam Applications
- Reasons to Integrate Antimicrobials in Food Service Products & Equipment
- Antimicrobials in Healthcare
- Microban SilverShield Technology: Reduction of Listeria Monocytogenes Contamination of Refrigeration Units
- Microban Ceramics Antimicrobial Technologies
- ZPTech®: The Broad Spectrum Antimicrobial
- The Next Generation of Silver Technology
- Microban Toilet Swab Study: Investigating the Cleanliness of Public Restroom Toilets
- The Plume: Controlling Bacteria Growth on Bathroom Surfaces
- Passive Purification- Effectiveness of Photocatalytic Titanium Dioxide to Convert Pathogens and Pollutants
- Achieving Antimicrobial Protection in Coatings
The traditional approach to introducing antimicrobial attributes to silicone-based medical devices such as catheter tubing involves coating the surfaces with silver-releasing compounds. Manufacture involving a coating process is time consuming, with difficult quality control and may not serve to control the release of silver well over the duration of device usage in patients.
Our research shows that by incorporating appropriate silver antimicrobials directly into the silicone matrix during processing, it is possible to offer as good as or better antimicrobial efficacy compared to silver-based coatings.
Read more about the effectiveness of Microban® technology.