Effective and long-lasting antimicrobial protection
Con-Serv has long been recognized as industry leaders with our Hygienic Seal® grab rail technology and we are excited to announce our partnership with Biomaster Antimicrobial Technology in developing our Antimicrobial bathroom range.
Good and bad bacteria are everywhere and Healthcare Associations across the globe are introducing antimicrobial ranges to help reduce the risk of infectious diseases and create safer healthcare environments. As part of our ongoing commitment to developing innovative healthcare solutions, Con-Serv has partnered with Biomaster to introduce a range of Antimicrobial products that support this growing need.
Recent evidence indicates that fixtures such as shower handpieces, hoses, and sliders in healthcare facilities can become contaminated with pathogens that form biofilms. This allows organisms to persist for long periods of time threatening the safety of patients, and spreading antibiotic-resistant pathogens and healthcare-associated infections (HAIs).
To assist with reducing the spread of this harmful bacteria, Con-Serv has developed a healthcare range where Biomaster Antimicrobial Protection additives have been infused into the product material during the manufacturing process. These additives work to attack the bacteria cell wall, interrupt cell metabolism, and prevent bacteria reproduction extending the product's hygienic properties and minimising the potential of cross-contamination.
Independently tested in working applications, Con-Serv Antimicrobial bathroom fittings have proven to inhibit the growth of these harmful bacteria providing effective and long-lasting antibacterial protection.
Look for the Biomaster symbol on the Con-Serv Antimicrobial range.
About Biomaster Antimicrobial Technology
Biomaster Antimicrobial Technology is an incredibly effective way to stop the growth of harmful bacteria in places where good hygiene is critical. It's effective against a wide range of germs from food poisoning causing E.coli and Salmonella to antibiotic-resistant bacteria like MRSA and VRE.
Biomaster uses silver-ion technology, which is a natural antibacterial, and as it does not leach out it's completely safe to use even with food and water.
Here are some quick facts about Biomaster or visit their website to learn more!
What is Biomaster?
Biomaster is a highly effective antibacterial additive that reduces the level of bacteria, microbes and viruses on surfaces, in plastics, fabrics, and coatings.
Where is Biomaster used?
Biomaster is ideal for use in situations where good hygiene is critical, like hospitals, schools, public transport, and kitchens. Potentially deadly bacteria can multiply quickly in these types of places and as such, there is a risk of contamination being spread from surfaces and equipment to humans. Whilst disinfectants can be instantly effective in removing bacteria, after a few hours the effect wears off and contamination can occur again. Biomaster helps to reduce bacteria growing between cleans and reduce the risk of infectious bugs being spread.
How effective is Biomaster?
Very. Biomaster is proven to inhibit the growth of microbes by up to 99.99%.
Is Biomaster safe?
Yes. It is based on silver ion technology, recognised for centuries with no harmful effects. Biomaster is used in medical, food, and water applications.
How quickly does Biomaster work?
As soon as bacteria lands on the Biomaster surface, it will begin inhibiting their growth. In ISO tests a reduction of over 80% could be seen in 20 minutes.
Has Biomaster been tested?
Yes, repeatedly. Biomaster is tested to ISO standards. We also undertake on-going quality-control tests and environmental trials.
How long is Biomaster effective for?
Biomaster is effective for the intended lifetime of the product it’s added to and provides 24-hour protection. It is built-in and doesn’t wear off or leach out.
Does Biomaster affect a product in any way?
No. You can’t see, smell or even taste Biomaster.
Which strains of bacteria are Biomaster effective against?
Biomaster is effective against most types of common pathogenic bacteria including Campylobacter, Salmonella, Listeria and E.coli. It is also proven effective against antibiotic-resistant strains such as Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and Vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus (VRE).
Is Biomaster a substitute for regular cleaning?
No. Biomaster protects product surfaces in between cleans.
Can a Biomaster-treated polymer be recycled?
Yes, it can be recycled effectively without any complications.
How does Biomaster work?
Does Biomaster use nano-silver technology?
No. We don’t use nanotechnology due to ongoing safety concerns.
Why is Biomaster better than other silver-based antimicrobial additives?
Biomaster pioneered the use of antimicrobial additives and is the recognised leader and most trusted supplier of antimicrobial technology for polymers, textiles, paper, paints, and coatings.
How do I know if a product is Biomaster protected?
Look for the Biomaster symbol.