The world’s first antimicrobial PVC wall cladding systems created by BioClad will now be available across the G.C.C. countries through an exclusive distribution partner with BASF. The new partnership will help revolutionise hygiene in hospitals, healthcare centres, retail, leisure and hospitality, as well as food, beverage and pharmaceutical manufacturing plants in the UAE, Bahrain, Oman and Saudi Arabia.
BASF Construction Chemicals has been chosen as BioClad’s exclusive distribution partners because of their continued success in the industry, their existing complimentary product portfolio and also the provision of their environmental protection and social responsibility, which marries well with the BioClad ethos.
BASF employs approximately 114,000 employees under a portfolio organised into five segments: Chemicals, Performance Products, Functional Materials & Solutions, Agricultural Solutions and Oil & Gas. Under the Master Builders Solutions brand which has more than 100 year’s experience, BASF works on innovative new construction, maintenance, repair and renovation.
BASF’s current product portfolio includes concrete admixtures, form release agents, cement additives, chemical solutions for underground construction, waterproofing solutions, sealants, repair and protection solutions, performance grouts, and performance flooring solutions. BioClad believes the antimicrobial PVC wall cladding systems will fit seamlessly into BASF’s product offering.
Mr Lindsay McKenzie, Managing Director of BioClad said: “We are delighted to be partnering with a market leading, global player such as BASF who not only have proven complementary products but also have an excellent reputation for customer care, site service and technical support throughout the region.”
BioClad antimicrobial PVC wall cladding systems feature revolutionary BioCote antimicrobial silver-ion technology, which inhibits the growth of bacteria by up to 99.9% and is proven effective against E.Coli, MRSA and Influenza. BioClad provides full depth, virtually seamless antimicrobial protection, guaranteed for the lifetime of the PVC sheet.
BioClad’s BioArmis antimicrobial wall protection sheets will also be stocked alongside a full range of accessories including high-impact resistant corner guards, two component low VOC polyurethane adhesives and edge trims. BioArmis is ideal for heavy traffic areas such as hospital corridors and communal areas. The BioClad systems are extensively tested and approved by health and food manufacturing authorities around the globe including the UK NHS, HACCP, USDA and FDA.
Brian Williams, BASF Marketing Manager, Middle East said: “The addition of this unique, high-quality, technical solution will bring many benefits to our valued customers, and beautifully complements our existing range of materials.”
BioClad products will allow BASF to provide a fully hygienic environment throughout all hospitals and healthcare centres in the UAE, restaurants, sports facilities, accommodation and many more industries within their catering kitchens, ensuite accommodation, communal areas, changing rooms, wet rooms and much more.
The Kuwait market will continue to be serviced by our current partner. Find out more about BioClad’s international partners here: https://www.cladding.co.uk/international/