Door furniture is ‘antimicrobial to the core’
P-Wave, a specialist supplier of washroom air fresheners and antibacterial products, says its Steri-Core antimicrobial silver ion technology door furniture helps reduce the spread of bacteria and viruses.
‘Tested and proven effective’ against MRSA, E.coli, Salmonella, and Norovirus, the products feature a high concentration of antimicrobial, blended with the polymer during manufacture, which forms part of the molecular structure of the product. This, the company says, ensures that the silver ion technology is active ‘all the way through to the core’ of the handles. P-Wave added: “Thus, unlike coated products or films, even if they become scratched or damaged, Steri-Core handles will continue to kill pathogens effectively for the lifetime of the product; each handle has a 10-year manufacturer guarantee.”
To withstand heavy usage, the handles are one-piece injection moulded from strong polymer material, with rounded edges and no joints or joins, ‘100 per cent recyclable’, and scratch and water-resistant, while the ‘unique material’ will not rust. Available in two widths (75 or 100mm), in blue, black, or grey/silver, the handles are fire rated and UV and fade-resistant, enabling them to be used both indoors and outside.
P-Wave added: “The non-porous polypropylene material stops dirt embedding and staining the surface, making removal of dirt and bacteria easier than with traditional materials. The material used in the Steri-Core products enables quick, effective all-over cleaning using detergents, steam cleaning, and chlorine disinfectants.”
Patents have been granted for the range, and, P-Wave maintains, independent tests prove that its Steri-Core products are ‘made from the world’s only material clinically proven to kill the non-enveloped EPA FCA Strain F9 of Human Norovirus (ISO 22196:2011)’. P-Wave is awaiting results of tests to prove that the Steri-Core products are also effective against coronavirus, which, it says – according to the American Chemistry Council – is an enveloped virus, and ‘easier to kill’ than non-enveloped viruses.
“P-Wave’s P-Hold Steri-Core, P-Plate Steri-Core, and P-Lever Steri-Core not only provide a high level of protection against virus transmission, but also save money over many alternatives,” said Sales and Marketing manager, Mark Wintle. “This solution avoids the regular and costly replacement of antibacterial covers or films, as well as their ongoing maintenance. We are delighted to be making a positive and affordable contribution to keeping people safe.”
P-Wave says the ‘typical’ handle in a public toilet is home to up to 40,000 germs per square inch, adding that ‘standard’ handles are ‘without doubt the largest carrier of healthcare- associated infections’.