MELTON MOWBRAY, UK - May 27, 2021 // Did you know, 1 in 2 adults now admit to being concerned about bacterial growth on flooring?* And with good reason. A study conducted by the University of Alabama revealed 96% of shoes were contaminated with faecal bacteria, and the transfer rate from flooring to uncontaminated surfaces was over 90%. Add in food spills, cleaning lapses, and a variety of other factors and it’s not surprising that floors are a source of anxiety for consumers. That's why Microban®partners with manufacturers worldwide to create smarter antimicrobial flooring solutions and related ancillary products.
For over 35 years, Microban International has been developing advanced technologies that continuously eliminate bacterial growth on surfaces by up to 99.99%. Our built-in antimicrobial solutions are engineered into flooring products at the stage of manufacture, delivering 24/7 surface protection that will not wash off or wear away. Global expertise and a history of success have helped Microban foster trailblazing partnerships with multiple flooring companies including Panariagroup, Keraben Grupo, Dongpeng, Mannington Mills, and many more.
CFJ Live: The Virtual Flooring Expo
July 2021 brings the industry an exciting, new, and innovative way to meet the UK's leading flooring companies. CFJ is launching the CFJ LIVE Virtual Flooring Expo, which will be held on 1st July between 2-7pm BST. The event will be hosted online via Hopin and will enable more than 100 manufacturers, distributors, and technology innovators to broadcast live from their showrooms, offices, demo areas and training centres.
Microban experts will be educating delegates on how to redefine flooring with built-in antimicrobial technology. Our presentations will cover compatible additives, methods for testing antimicrobial performance, and global regulatory considerations. Microban will also explore common flooring applications - from ceramic tiles and laminates to carpets and LVT - and the antimicrobial technologies you should avoid. Guest speakers include Jonathan Clapp, International Senior Technical Manager, and Dr. Ivan Ong, Vice President of Research and Development.
Microban's Official Presentation Schedule
14.30-15.00: Redefining Flooring: Antimicrobial Solutions for Inherently Cleaner Flooring Systems
15.10-15.30: Antimicrobial Q&A with Dr. Ivan Ong
15.30-16.00: Redefining Carpet: Antimicrobial Treatments for Fibres, Backing, Latex, and Underlay
16.30-17.00: Redefining Hard Surface Flooring: Antimicrobial Solutions for Laminate and LVT
18.30-18.40: Winners of Antimicrobial Prize Bundle Announced
Register to attend CFJ Live by clicking on the link below. It's FREE and will allow you to connect with key Microban experts.
Part of Barr Brands International (BBI), Microban® is a global specialist in antimicrobial technologies and odor control solutions. Its proactive systems keep products cleaner, fresher, and more durable by preventing microbial problems before they start. Microban® combines science with creative solutions to enhance high-quality textile, consumer, industrial and medical products around the world. Today, the Microban® brand and technologies are featured on thousands of products in more than 30 countries.
Microban® technology is not designed to protect users or others from disease-causing microorganisms or viruses and is not a substitute for normal cleaning practices. Microban® is a registered trademark of Microban Products Company.
*Multi-sponsor Surveys (2020)