The Difference Between Antimicrobial & Antibacterial

The Difference Between Antimicrobial & Antibacterial

“Antimicrobial’ is simply the term used to describe something that has the ability to resist the growth of microbes. While the term ‘antibacterial’ refers only to bacteria, ‘antimicrobial’ refers to a wider range of organisms including bacteria, moulds, fungi and others”


Antimicrobial is what sets Bioclad apart from our competitors. Bioclad panels are impregnated with Biocote’s silver ion technology at the point of manufacture, which means that the antimicrobial protection permeates the entire panel and is not just a surface coating. Therefore, scratching or scuffing Bioclad panels will not reduce their antimicrobial integrity.


Biocote gives our products a lifetime antimicrobial guarantee. The technology works 24 hours a day, seven days a week, continuously interrupting the breeding cycle of micro organisms that land on the surface of Bioclad. This means that unlike competitive, antibacterial products, the antimicrobial protection within Bioclad does not lose its effectiveness over time.

Biocote is a global provider of antimicrobial solutions, a pioneer within this highly specialized and technical field, and an internationally recognized and respected brand. Our partnership with Biocote is important in many ways: it gives BIoclad a unique status as a wall panel manufacturer; it provides additional credibility to our selling proposition; and it also provides a consistent quality check on every panel that we produce.

Every batch of Bioclad produced is expected to achieve or exceed Biocote’s rigorous performance standards. We are proud of our manufacturing quality, and this external check gives independent verification of that quality. Every batch of Bioclad produced is supported by a Biocote test certificate.

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