Antimicrobial Surface Protection

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The antimicrobial defense industry has actually been around for 30 years but is still fairly unknown to the public sector. Antimicrobial coatings used to be infused into fabrics until a more recent decade where that similar technology was found to be beneficial in a myriad of other functions. The antimicrobial coatings market is a fast-growing industry that is projected to double in its value from 2012 to 2018.

Frequently Asked Questions

What does “antimicrobial” mean?

The term, “antimicrobial” just refers to an agent that eliminates or slows the growth of microorganisms. We use antimicrobial technology every day in our medicines, soaps, and disinfectants.

How is new antimicrobial technology being used in coatings?

Antimicrobial coatings are now being infused into the world of textiles, sporting goods, children’s toys, home appliances, and the construction industry to name a few. MicroForce uses antimicrobial coatings that are applied to provide surface protection.

What is surface protection?

MicroForce applies a long-term barrier against the formation and spread of harmful pathogens in public facilities through specialized coatings and equipment.

What are the properties of this product?

The molecules that bond to all surfaces are made up of a silicon-nitrogen-carbon chain. The silicon adheres to all surfaces and dries upright exposing its carbon spike. The nitrogen atom is centralized and gives a positive charge through the spike that attracts negatively charged cell membranes of microbes.

Is it safe?

MicroForce antimicrobial products are EPA-registered, Colorado-approved, and environmentally friendly. They are non-toxic, non-corrosive, and safe to breath and touch. The product dries in seconds and is free from harmful chemicals.

Can every surface be protected?

The treatments applied by MicroForce can be used on virtually any surface–hard or soft, porous or non-porous. Floors, walls, ceilings, and every surface in between can be protected.

Why do I need antimicrobial protection if I have a regular cleaning service?

Cleaning companies are expected to disinfect and create a visibly appealing environment while the MicroForce technology provides active protection in between cleans. Even if surfaces are 99% sanitized, they will only stay that way until the next person walks in. Cleaning companies, no matter how effective, cannot be employed all day every day. No business could afford that.

Why does this service have to be re-applied?

MicroForce applies a barrier to all surfaces that actively kills mechanically rather than chemically. The only way to wear down this protection is through friction. High touch points in a facility will eventually render enough friction to where the barrier needs to be reapplied. Most facilities require a treatment every 3 months.

How does this service benefit me?

Our main goal at MicroForce is to help prevent you and your company from the contagious diseases that are so prevalent in our world today.

Is this service affordable for my small business?

Yes, we work with each facility to create a customized treatment plan to fit your needs. Contact us today for more information.