Microban Expert Featured in Asia Pacific Coatings Journal

Aug 17, 2022

Graham Harvey, Global Group Director at Microban, talks to Asia Pacific Coatings Journal about the role of built-in antimicrobial technologies in creating cleaner car interiors.


Car interiors are constantly exposed to a broad array of microorganisms that are carried in from the environment by drivers, passengers, items such as shopping, and even pets. A study found more than 700 distinct bacteria strains residing on soft and hard surfaces inside a conventional vehicle.

More interestingly, high-touch surfaces are known to be prone to the growth of microorganisms, with steering wheels, cup holders and seat belts being identified as having the largest number of colony-forming units (CFUs).

This implies that keeping our mode of transport clean is critical, especially as public concerns about cleanliness are at an all-time high in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Read the blog on built-in antimicrobials for car interiors