Covid-19 – Antimicrobial Surfaces from TPI

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As we make a gradual return to normal life, builders, architects and clients will need to maintain COVID-19 safety measures in the foreseeable future to protect their clients, staff and business reputation. TPI has a number of products available with antimicrobial qualities that address the need for higher levels of cleanliness.
Bathroom and toilet partitions in public areas have high contact surfaces including doors and front panels and will require frequent cleaning with strong disinfectants. Laminex and Metlam have products with antimicrobial properties that help stop the spread of germs. Both products can withstand frequent cleaning with strong disinfectants.

 

Please review the product information and consider these products for your next project.

TPI will add these Antimicrobial products at no extra cost to our standard offer if your chosen material is Laminex Compact Laminate and Door Furniture is Metlam (including Ambulant rails).

ANTIOMICROBIAL SURFACES

Laminex +PROTECT

More than ever, people are looking for easy ways to fight the spread of germs – and one of their biggest concerns is keeping surfaces clean. Around homes, hospitals, schools, sports clubs and beyond, the growth of bacteria and fungus can cause health hazards. Laminex Protec+ can be used to create a safer, cleaner environment anywhere, including hospitals, schools, hotels, shops, cafes, sports facilities and public toilets.

Frequently Asked Questions – Laminex +PROTECT

Where can it be used?

Protec+ technology is a feature of all Laminex benchtop laminates in Natural, Nuance and Spark finish, as well as Laminex Multipurpose Compact laminate. Customers can select from more than 200 decor choices.

How effective is it?

Laminex Protec+ has been independently tested in accordance with a number of leading standards, including: ISO22196:2011, JIS Z2801 and ASTM G21, which measure antimicrobial activity and fungi resistance.

What venues is it suitable for?

Laminex Protec+ can be used to create a safer, cleaner environment anywhere, including hospitals, schools, hotels, shops, cafes, sports facilities and public toilets.

How long does it last?

Laminex Protec+ antifungal and antibacterial properties do not wipe off or leach out of the surface. This gives you enhanced antimicrobial protection for the expected life of the surface. All Laminex Compact Laminate products are backed by a 10-year  warranty.

A SAFER, CLEANER AND MORE HYGIENIC ENVIRONMENT

Metlam ANTIMICROBIAL

Field tests prove that washroom equipment treated with BioCote coating benefits from up to 99.9% reduction in bacteria on their surface, helping create a cleaner and more hygienic environment. When micro-organisms come into contact with a BioCote protected surface their growth is inhibited, reducing microbial populations resulting in a more hygienic product. Microbes include bacteria, mould and viruses.

Frequently Asked Questions – Metlam Antimicrobial Surfaces

What does ‘antimicrobial’ mean?

Good question

‘Antimicrobial’ describes something that can resist and prevent the growth of microbes including bacteria, fungi and mould

What does Antimicrobial protection do?

Antimicrobial protection significantly reduces the levels of microbes on a protected surface by up to 99.99%. It is constantly effective against a wide range of microbes including all bacteria and the H1N1 influenza virus and protects against cross-contamination. This helps eliminate the spread of microbes around a washroom and assists in providing you with a cleaner, safer and more hygienic environment whilst defending against degradation, odours and staining.

How does Antimicrobial protection work?

The in-built antimicrobial protection means the bacteria cannot survive. When micro-organisms come into contact with antimicrobial protected surfaces their growth is inhibited, reducing microbial populations and protecting against their potentially negative effects by; – Stopping cell division – Damaging the bacteria/microbes structures – Disrupting energy production and other essential functions – Providing long lasting protection performance for the life of the product.

How fast is the protection?

Once added to a product the antimicrobial technology starts to work immediately, tests have shown that up to 80% of microbial contamination will be killed within just 15 minutes and over 99% in 2 hours.

Are antimicrobial protected products harder to maintain?

No, cleaning and maintenance of antimicrobial protected products is fast and straight forward. Simply by regularly wiping with a damp cloth, mild detergent and thoroughly drying after cleaning your product will continue to look brand new. DO NOT USE – SOLVENTS, CHEMICAL BASED CLEANERS, STEEL WOOL or SCOURERS.

Do I have to get it recoated?

No. Laminex Protec+ technology is a feature of all Laminex benchtop
laminates in Natural, Nuance and Spark finish, as well as Laminex Multipurpose Compact laminate. Customers can select from more than 200 decor choices.