Silver-based additive provides built-in antimicrobial effect
DekoFlake, a manufacturer of seamless floor and wall finishes based in Sunderland, UK, has joined forces with Addmaster (UK) to develop antimicrobial hygienic flooring products incorporating Biomaster Protection to meet the requirement for extra levels of hygiene in critical care environments.
Biomaster Protection is a silver-based antimicrobial additive that is built into the DekoFlake products during manufacture, providing a “built-in” antimicrobial effect that will not wash off. It has been proven to stop the growth of bacteria such as MRSA, E.coli, Listeria, Salmonella, Campylobacter, Legionella and Pseudomonas.
The DekoFlake products with Biomaster Protection have been tested to ISO 22196:2011 for antimicrobial efficacy and have been shown to reduce the overall growth of bacteria on surfaces by 99.9%.
The DekoFlake Biomaster Sealer provides a high quality, durable, scratch- and stain-resistant antimicrobial coating
The DekoFlake Biomaster Sealer is quickly and easily applied over existing floors to provide a high quality, durable, UV stable, high scratch and stain resistant antimicrobial coating that actively reduces the growth of harmful bacteria.
Biomaster Protection has also been incorporated into the DekoFlake Hygiene System, a hard wearing, scratch and stain resistant flooring system that actively reduces the growth of bacteria on its surface. This system is said to exceed all international food processing and hygiene standards including EU and FDA.
Both the DekoFlake Biomaster Sealer and DekoFlake Hygiene System are suitable for high traffic areas such as hospitals, care homes, schools and in food processing environments.
DekoFlake has also developed a scented floor system with Stafford-based Addmaster that can incorporate Biomaster Protection on request. This can freshen up any environment and is suitable for washrooms, bathrooms, locker rooms and reception areas. Scents include Green Apple, Citrus, Cherry and Pine.