About antimicrobial

Antimicrobial coating

Accessible bathrooms have a multitude of touch and grip points for the safety of users and their carers. These surfaces often accumulate microbes, like bacteria and mould. Our hygienic products help prevent microbes from establishing & growing to reduce the risk of cross contamination. Furthermore our antimicrobial treated finishes are easier to keep hygienically clean, working together with cleaning regimes and strong hand hygiene to provide the ultimate hygiene solution.

The Gaius range comes with an antimicrobial protection that is proven to reduce microbes by up to 99.9%. It works through the inherent antimicrobial activity of silver. Silver is a proven and effective way to make products more hygienic. 

The materials we use are tested according to the ISO 22196 standard, and they meet the required threshold values (JIS Z 2801). Tested products with antimicrobial features are also certified by BioCote®.

What’s the difference between antimicrobial and antibacterial?
Antimicrobial Technology is effective against a wide spectrum of microbes: this includes bacteria, mould, fungi and even viruses. Antibacterial Technology, on the other hand, is only effective against bacteria. 

Our products containing Antimicrobial Technology will:

Reduce bacteria by up to 99.99%
Even antibiotic-resistant strains of bacteria such as MRSA, VRE and CRE are reduced on BioCote® protected products.

Be proven against mould
BioCote® protects products from unsightly and unpleasant mould such as Aspergillus niger.

Be effective against viruses
BioCote® Antimicrobial Technology is proven to deactivate the influenza A H1N1 virus.

Reduce cross-contamination
A cleaner product means less microbes to transfer, ultimately reducing the potential for cross-contamination.

Stay fresh for longer
Less microbes means reduced potential for staining and unpleasant odours, so your product stays fresher for longer, increasing its functional life cycle.

Have an extended functional lifetime
Lasting BioCote® surface protection against microbial colonisation also minimises material degradation, ultimately extending the lifetime of the product.

Be easier to keep hygienically clean
Thanks to BioCote® your product will have around-the-clock protection against unseen microbes, permanently.

Be safe to use in a variety of environments
The supply of the right antimicrobial additive means your BioCote® protected product can be used as it always has been without risk or concern.

Offer lasting protection from bacteria and mould
Introduced during the manufacturing process, BioCote® Antimicrobial Technology will not wear out or wash off, meaning it will last for the product’s lifetime