An antimicrobial product offers protection against a range of bacteria including E. coli, MRSA, Salmonella and Legionella, as well as black mould growth, biofilm and fungi.
An antimicrobial product restricts the bacterial, fungal and mould growth. Mould growth is responsible for respiratory complaints, especially in damp and humid environments where it’s prevention is otherwise difficult. The antibacterial component SteriTouch® in LOVI 360 cup eradicates bacteria causing contamination and infection. It works continuously and effectively to restrict this growth before it appears. The antimicrobial effect also protects the product against degradation responsible for odours and staining, extending the product’s use. We all know that being exposed to certain types of bacteria builds a healthy immune system. However, bacterial infections such as MRSA, E. coli and Listeria can be very serious and antibacterial protection acts as a complementary measure to routine cleaning.
How it works?
Silver ions embedded in the material substrate are released via ambient moisture and enter the cell membrane. The silver ions destabilize the cell, stop respiration and inhibit cell division, whilst blocking the replication of DNA, killing the cell.
Is it safe?
One of the greatest concerns among consumers is, understandably, the safety of additives found in the products they buy.
360 SteriTouch® protection uses an additive based on ionic silver, which holds extensive approvals including those for food contact. All of the active components are approved by the EFSA and FDA and supported on the Biocidal Product Regulations.
The antimicrobial performance of the end product is confirmed by independent testing to the international standards (JIS and ISO).
Will it wear off?
Ionic silver based additives will not lose efficacy due to leaching or migration, and since they are evenly dispersed throughout the material. Even scratches and abrasion do not affect the antimicrobial performance.