Antimicrobial Worksurface Protection



Antimicrobial High-Pressure Laminate:


The COVID-19 pandemic has brought a new set of challenges to organizations around the world, but it has also increased the awareness of issues concerning the spread of germs and hygiene in the workplace. While properly cleaning and disinfecting high touch areas such as worksurfaces can help minimize the spread of viruses, anti-bacterial surfaces are an effective way to provide additional protection for the health and safety of employees and visitors.


A reduction of up to 99.5% of microbes achieved in 2 hours

To respond to this issue, Sustema developed a line of antibacterial high-pressure laminate surfaces and powder coated paint treatments for its products including control room consoles, 911 dispatch furniture, workbenches, and conference tables. So, how exactly do antimicrobial surfaces help prevent the spread of germs? Antimicrobials help reduce up to 99.5% of microbes found on high touch areas by avoiding the growth of microorganisms such as bacteria, viruses, and fungi. The result is a cleaner and safer work environment. If properly maintained, the antimicrobial agents can remain effective for the entire life of the product. In order to be made available for the public, antimicrobial work surfaces went through multiple tests such as the ISO22196:2011, JIS Z2801, and ASTM G21 to prove their effectiveness.




Advantages of Antimicrobial Surfaces:


  1. Kills and inhibits the growth of 99.5% of surface microbes, bacteria, mold, mildew, and fungi.

  2. The antimicrobial solution is built into the surface itself and cannot be washed away, retaining its anti-microbial properties even after washing it.

  3. In combination with proper maintenance, the silver ions additives are an effective barrier for most species of bacteria.

  4. The antimicrobial agent does not change the look of the product, with many colors and finishes available.


Conclusion


While the console surface represents a higher risk in terms of hosting germs and bacteria, Sustema can also provide fully-coated solutions to protect the entirety of the console to include the metallic structure. Sustema has over 20+ years of experience designing and manufacturing custom control room and dispatch furniture across North-America. For any questions or inquiries please contact us by phone at 1-800-455-8450 or by email at info@sustema.com.



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