Year: 2017

Antimicrobial Wall Cladding Myths – Busted! Part 4

Myth 4: Antimicrobial wall cladding isn’t necessary as bacteria does not grow on walls and walls are at low-risk of contamination Bacteria can survive in even the most inhospitable of places. Microbes have even been proved to survive the vacuum of space. Once bacteria has contaminated a surface, it will begin to multiply and wait […]

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Antimicrobial Wall Cladding Myths – Busted! Part 5

Myth 5: Overuse of antimicrobial wall cladding causes resistance to microbes There is no data to suggest resistance to antimicrobial silver-ion technology present in BioClad. This myth has developed from the news about resistance to antibiotic overuse (antibiotics are a type of antimicrobial). There have also been recent studies suggesting microbe-resistance to traditional cleaning products. […]

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Antimicrobial Wall Cladding Myths – Busted! Part 6

Myth 6. Antimicrobial wall cladding damages human health and the environment  The silver present in BioClad cannot leach or actively leave the material, therefore making it impossible to negatively effect human health or the environment. If it was possible for the silver to escape, a human or animal would have to consume a huge quantity […]

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Antimicrobial Wall Cladding Myths – Busted! Part 7

Myth 7. Antimicrobial is not proven or tested Our antimicrobial silver-ion technology undertakes rigorous and regular testing to prove it continues to fight microbes effectively. These include standard antimicrobial tests such as ISO22196:2011. It is important to also point out that the use of antimicrobials and the inclusion of chemicals such as silver are all […]

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Antimicrobial Wall Cladding Myths – Busted! Part 8

Myth 8. Non-antimicrobial wall cladding is just as good as BioClad While standard PVC cladding sheets may have bacteria-fighting properties, this is located on the surface only. Scratches and chips will harbour bacteria and allow it to both multiply and be transferred to other surfaces, therefore spreading bacteria and compromising hygiene. BioClad antimicrobial silver-ion technology […]

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