ATKORE MARCO UTILISES SILVER ION TECHNOLOGY, TO CREATE A DEFENCE AGAINST 99.9% OF HARMFUL BACTERIA GROWTH
Atkore Marco is pleased to offer antimicrobial protection for its uPVC product ranges, including the new ELITE Hygieia range.
These trunking systems are used nationwide in environments where the spread of infection must be controlled, such as hospitals, care homes, schools and laboratories.
Atkore Marco utilises silver ion technology, to create a defence against 99.9% of harmful bacteria growth. This provides built in protection from, and prevents the growth of bacteria, fungi, mildew and moulds, including:
- Streptococcus Pneumoniae
All antimicrobial products are tested in accordance with ISO22196:2007, which specifies the method of evaluating the antbacterial activity of treated uPVC products and is in compliance with all relevant European regulations.
Quantative Assessment of Activity - ISO22196:2007 - MRSA
Concentration of starting inoculum: 3.20x105 CFU/mLmL
|Sample Description||Number of Bacteria Recovered||Log Value||R=[log(B/C)]||% Survival|
|White PVC - untreated control||4.57x106||6.7|
|White rigid PVC - treated with Ag ion additive||<5.00x101||<1.7||>5.0||<0.1|
Quantative Assessment of Activity - ISO22186:2007 - Klebsiella Pneumonia
Concentration of starting inoculum: 2.36x105 CFU/mL
|Sample Description||Number of Bacteria Recovered||Log Value||R=[log(b?c)]||%Survival|
|White PVC - Untreated Control||1.76x106||6.3|
|White Rigid PVC - Treaded with Ag ion Additive||<5.00x101||<1.7||<4.4||<0.1|