Toy Cleanliness is Child's Play Thanks to Balls R Us Partnership with Microban®

Feb 23, 2021

Microban® is thrilled to announce its latest partnership with the leading Thai manufacturer of children's educational products and sporting equipment.

NAKORNPATHOM, THAILAND – February 23, 2021 // Microban is pleased to announce its partnership with Balls R Us, Thailand's leading manufacturer of children's educational products and sporting equipment.

Children's toys are known to harbour harmful microbes - be it mould on the inside of a rubber duck or E. coli on dolls. Frequent contact with soiled hands combined with changing environmental conditions and lapses in cleaning contribute heavily to product contamination. This can pose significant worry for parents who have little control over the toys their children play with whilst at school.

With 1 in 4 consumers now actively looking to purchase toys with built-in antimicrobial technology*, Balls R Us has partnered with Microban International to meet this growing demand. Microban® protection is engineered into building blocks, balls, and a range of other children's products from BRU. The technology works 24/7 to inhibit bacterial growth on the surface of the product, helping it stay hygienically cleaner than untreated equivalents.

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Anke Lee, Customer Relationship Manager at Microban Asia, commented: "Children's toys represent some of the most concerning products when it comes to bacterial growth. The fantastic collaboration between Balls R Us and Microban® will help address these concerns and deliver added peace of mind for both parents and teachers."

For more information on this latest partnership, visit the official Balls R Us partner page or contact Microban® directly.

About Microban International

Part of Barr Brands International (BBI), Microban International is a global specialist in antimicrobial, odor control, smart surface, and disinfection technologies. Our proactive systems keep products cleaner and control odors better by preventing problems before they start. Microban drives innovation by combining science and creative solutions that enhance high-quality consumer, textile, industrial and medical products around the world. Today the Microban brand and technologies are featured on thousands of products worldwide. The company is headquartered in North Carolina with operations in North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific. For more information, please visit

About Balls R Us

Balls R Us Co., Ltd. is a leading international manufacturer of children's educational products and sports equipment. Established in 1977, the company has been supplying the school and retail markets for over four decades and is home to well-known brands including Creatif Play, School Supply Group, and BRU. For more information, visit

*Multi-sponsor Surveys (2020)