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Antimicrobial Surfaces for Modern and Hygienic Benchtops

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.

Already known for its wide range of on‐trend colours and patterns and its easy clean nature, the Formica laminate collection now offers further benefits with Protec+, its antimicrobial surface. The active ingredient in Protec+ is silver, providing enhanced antimicrobial efficacy for the lifetime of the product while the antifungal elements assist with preserving the aesthetics of the surface, preventing the growth of mould and inhibiting the growth of odour forming bacteria.

Formica Protec+ fast facts

  • Peace of mind: Formica Protec+ antifungal and antibacterial properties do not wipe off or leach out of the surface. This provides enhanced antimicrobial protection for the expected life of the surface, backed by a seven year limited warranty.
  • Food safe: Formica Protec+ laminate is certified as food safe, meaning it is safe for use in food preparation and processing activities and can be in direct contact with food, provided that good hygiene practices are followed.
  • Cleaner environments, everywhere: Formica Protec+ laminate can be used to create a safer, cleaner environment anywhere, including hospitals, schools, hotels, shops, cafes, sport facilities and public toilets.
  • Proven effectiveness: Formica Protec+ laminate has been independently tested in accordance with a number of leading standards, including: ISO22196:2011, JISZ2801 and ASTM G21, which measure antimicrobial activity and fungi resistance.

Protect spaces

Protec+ technology is a feature on selected Formica benchtop laminates in Velour finish. Check the Formica availability guide for specific colour availability. Formica Protec+ laminates should be used in conjunction with existing cleaning regimes to fight against contamination.

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