Microban Debuts Next Generation of SilverShield® Technology

May 11, 2015

HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. (May 11, 2015) – Microban® International, Ltd, the global leader in antimicrobial product solutions, today introduced the next generation of its SilverShield® technology, an advanced solution that prevents the buildup of bacteria 24/7. Its unique geometry and highly efficient release mechanism enables it to react eight times as fast as other leading antimicrobial technologies. SilverShield has been designed for a wide variety of products in the home including toilet seats, countertops, door hardware, faucets, hardwood flooring, and kitchen gadgets in addition to public spaces including restrooms, airports, subways, restaurants, hotels and gyms. Available now, Microban will begin global outreach to share SilverShield's key benefits to existing partners and to new prospects, where this technology would provide a clear performance advantage.

"This technology debut comes on the heels of our recent launch of SilverShield RTX series technology for footwear and apparel at Outdoor Retailer Winter Market in Salt Lake City and continues our aggressive push for innovation,” said Ivan Ong, VP of Research and Development at Microban.

“This next generation of SilverShield for the home will enable our brand partners to develop consumer products that provide a significant reduction in microbes in a much shorter time than legacy silver based antimicrobial technologies.”

SilverShield has been engineered for products used daily in public areas including grocery carts, baby changing stations, ATMs, gas pumps, fitness equipment, diaper changing stations and toilet roll dispensers.

A key difference for this technology from others is that it is incorporated during the manufacturing process to become an inherent part of the product. It does not wash off or wear away and works continuously for the usable life of the product. SilverShield’s active ingredient is registered with the EPA as safe to use in food contact applications.

SilverShield, in development for more than three years at Microban’s advanced research and development facilities, was designed to greatly exceed the quality and performance standards of the market. SilverShield technology was subjected to over a thousand tests utilizing the ISO 22196 methodology to ensure performance across a wide variety of applications. A team of 13 in-house scientists, including five PhDs with a total of 100 years of experience created this technology.

Microban works hand in hand with consumer product designers to determine how best to incorporate SilverShield into product design. In addition, Microban develops a custom marketing program for use at retail and to educate consumers.

About Microban

Microban International, Ltd. is a global technology and marketing company dedicated to enhancing premium consumer, industrial and medical products with branded built-in protection from microbes. Providing protection 24/7, the Microban® brand is a respected consumer trust mark that is committed to continuing innovation. Microban International licenses the Microban® global brand name, sells custom-engineered compounds, and provides a range of services, including regulatory and marketing support. Microban International is headquartered in North Carolina with operations in North America, South America, Europe and Asia. For more information on Microban, please contact us.