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Antimicrobial Protection

Going one step further in innovation, we partnered with Microban® to offer the first commercial door hardware with built-in Microban antimicrobial product protection. A key consideration for any workplace, these handles deliver added peace of mind and fight microbial growth between routine cleanings, supporting a systems approach to cleaning around the clock. Microban technology is added to our proprietary powder-coating formula at the point of manufacture, becoming a permanent feature of the handle that inhibits the growth of surface-degrading bacteria.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Why did we partner with Microban®?

As a leading manufacturer of architectural door hardware, providing world-class quality and innovation since 2001, in line with our unwavering commitment to creating clean and inclusive work environments, we partnered with Microban® to provide ultimate door hardware protection in the workplace. We partnered with Microban® as they are a global leader in antimicrobial technology. We are the first commercial door hardware company to partner with Microban®, and we are very proud to offer this added value to our esteemed clients.

How is our door hardware protected by Microban®?

The first step in our proprietary powder coating process includes precisely blending the Microban® silver ion technology additive, which is EPA-registered and protects the hardware during its lifetime.

What is the Microban® additive & how does it work?

The Microban® additive contained within our hardware is an antimicrobial powder that can be added to a variety of products including plastics, ceramics, and metals, in order to protect those products and reduce stain and odor causing bacteria that could multiply on their surfaces. This proprietary silver ion technology continuously fights against the growth and survival of such bacteria on surfaces. When stain and odor causing bacteria encounter a treated surface, the active ingredient penetrates the organism and disrupts the cell’s vital life processes, leaving it unable to eat, make waste, or reproduce.

Over time, the activity of stain and odor causing bacteria is greatly reduced, and the surface is protected from further growth of these bacteria.

What are the benefits of Microban® protection?

- Keep product cleaner between cleanings and easier to clean.
- Invisible protection, visible cleanliness.
- Works continuously, 24/7/365. Actively reduces growth of stain and odor causing bacteria.
- Protection that lasts the life of the product.
- Delivers greater peace of mind to consumers.

Does the Microban® technology in our hardware eliminate or reduce viruses?

No. Microban® technology reduces stain and odor causing bacteria and does not affect viruses.

Do Microban® handles need to be cleaned?

Yes, we recommend normal cleaning practices.

Which finish colors are available with Microban® antimicrobial protection?

Currently, our matte black handles are available with Microban® antimicrobial technology.