Antimicrobial technology used in Sterizen® handwashing stations
Our portable handwash stations are designed to complement or blend in with the interior design of modern workplaces, and also to be ultra-hygienic and easy to clean.
As well as being fully automated, they are built with antimicrobial panels. The properties of this panelling mean they continue to inhibit the growth of microbes between scheduled cleans.
What is antimicrobial technology
Antimicrobial describes substances that reduce the presence of microbes, such as bacteria and mould. Any substance that has an effect on microbes can be described as antimicrobial, including antibiotics, disinfectants, and antimicrobial additives.
The active ingredient in most additives is silver or zinc. These work by continually reducing or destroying microbes such as bacteria or mould left on surfaces. If left, these micro-organisms can multiply creating a biofilm, which can be difficult to remove without professional cleaning.
This technology is often used in places that require a high level of hygiene such as hospitals, nursing homes, food industries, and public places. You might find it used in coverings that protect frequently touched surfaces, such as touchscreens and door handles. You can also find it used in medical devices, kitchen utensils, even toys.
Where we use it
Handwash stations can be the perfect breeding place for common, known bacteria and viruses that make people sick. Biofilms form quickly on surfaces that are continually wet, humid, and with a food source for bacteria.
Sterizen® portable handwash stations are built with panelling that has a special coating. The front panels on the Z2 and splashback on the Z1 utilise silver-ion technology, which is a natural antibacterial. They are easy to clean and completely UV stable.
We also provide antimicrobial film for water dispenser touchscreens. Our sister company Borg & Overström use these to provide an additional level of protection on water dispenser controls, which are a common touchpoint in the workplace.
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