The winter months always see an increase in cold and flu infections. Common surfaces, such as door levers, are breeding grounds for germs that can be easily transferred from one person to the next. So, how can the risk of infections spreading be reduced in large buildings and facilities to keep people safe during the cold and flu season?
With built-in Microban technology, Normbau Antibacterial hardware provides an extra level of protection by actively preventing the growth of harmful micro-organisms such as bacteria, mould and mildew. The antibacterial protection improves the health and hygiene of facilities by helping prevent the spread of germs on common surfaces, such as door levers.
Normbau uses a third generation silver antibacterial technology from Microban. Microban 3G Silver offers long term active protection against harmful bacteria, including Escherichia coli (E.coli), Staphylococcus aureus (S.aureus), Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and salmonella. Once bacteria comes into contact with the Microban surface, the technology works by disrupting the biological functioning of the bacteria; the lifecycle does not proceed and the bacteria dies.
Constructed from nylon polyamide, Normbau hardware has smooth and brilliantly coloured surfaces which are highly resistant to abrasion. The Normbau Antibacterial range can be cleaned with most solvents, chemicals, cleansing agents and disinfectants without damaging the surface. As the Microban technology is incorporated into the product, it cannot be washed or wiped off.
Suitable for use in healthcare, education, commercial and government facilities, Normbau has been tested to durability rating D8, and has a physical security rating of S8 (Australian Standard AS4145.2). Normbau is also compliant with AS1428:1-2009, Design for access and mobility standard.