Shutting down persistent pathogens
Döllken Profiles aims to provide the perfect complement to antimicrobial flooring with its antimicrobial skirting board for hygiene-critical facilities and accommodations. The secret to its success is an innovative new technology.3 Jan 2019
Hospitals, nursing homes, kindergartens, public spaces - keeping everything hygienic in places where people come first is no easy task. However, the special material composition of the new antimicrobial skirting boards from Döllken Profiles GmbH is claimed to reduce the growth of harmful bacteria on its surface by more than 99.99 percent, helping create a healthy environment. The new skirting boards, which have been tested to the ISO 22196:2011 standard and awarded the Biomaster seal, can meet even the most stringent requirements in all areas.
A surface treatment with Biomaster silver additives ensures the antimicrobial skirting boards from Döllken Profiles are effective for the lifetime of the product and inhibit the growth of a wide range of organisms, including those that can cause food poisoning (e.g. Salmonella) and even antibiotic-resistant bacteria (such as MRSA and VRE). The special surface properties of the boards are designed to prevent bacteria from spreading, rapidly growing and ultimately being transferred to humans through contact with surfaces and equipment. Although disinfectants can remove bacteria immediately, this effect is only temporary, as surfaces can become contaminated again within a few hours. However, the new antimicrobial skirting boards are supposed to carry on inhibiting bacterial growth between cleanings. Visitors to DOMOTEX 2019 can find out more about the current range of soft skirting boards and upcoming product lines that will be available in an antimicrobial version, as Döllken Profiles GmbH is appearing there as a co-exhibitor with Küberit Profile Systems.
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