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About Microban®

What is Microban antibacterial product protection?

Microban technology is a built-in antibacterial protection for solid products, coatings and fibres. Microban antibacterial protection gives products an added level of protection against damaging microbes such as, bacteria, mould and mildew that can cause cross-contamination and product deterioration.

Microban technology, combined with regular cleaning practices, helps to improve hygiene standards and provides extra protection wherever it is used. Microban is targeted protection. This means it is focussed on the areas where it is most beneficial for the consumer.

How do products with Microban antibacterial protection work?

Microban protection is built-in to the product during the manufacturing process. Once bacteria come into contact with the Microban surface, the technology works by disrupting their biological functioning, the lifecycle cannot proceed and the bacteria then die.

COLOP are utilising Microban third generation silvers incorporated into a matrix optimised for antibacterial efficacy.
3G Silver™ offers active and long lasting protection against bacteria and other microorganisms, such as Listeria, E. coli, Salmonella, S. aureus (Staphylococcus aureus) and MRSA (Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus). For centuries, silver has been known for its antibacterial properties.

How is it guaranteed that Microban antibacterial product protection is safe?

Microban technology has undergone extensive independent laboratory testing and has a long history of safe use. It is registered within Europe with the BPD (Biocidal Products Directive) and within the USA with the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) for all applications in which it is used. Microban additives can be found in the products of leading consumer, industrial and medical product manufacturers around the world.

How long does Microban antibacterial protection work?

Microban protection is built-in during the manufacturing process and will not wash off or wear away. It is engineered to provide continuous antibacterial product protection for the useful lifetime of the product.