Brey-Krause products are used in many environments where inhibiting
the growth of microbes would be extremely advantageous. We now have the
ability to powder coat our products with an antimicrobial additive
that will suppress the growth and spread of microorganisms, such as
bacteria and mold.
antimicrobial compound utilizes the microbe-fighting attributes of
silver combined with zeolite, an inorganic ceramic element. The zeolite
holds the silver ions and slowly releases them for long-term protection
against germs. In a humid and moist environment typically conducive to
microbe growth, the zeolite pumps out silver ions in exchange for sodium
ions from the environment. There is a maximum release rate that will
not be exceeded even under extremely wet conditions.
Silver has long been used in suppressing the growth and
proliferation of a wide range of microorganisms, such as bacteria, mold
and mildew. Even the Ancient Egyptians relied on silver particles to
fend off fungus, mold and other microorganisms from food supplies. They
also protected water from germ contamination by storing it in silver
Antimicrobial coatings also have other attributes. They resist
fingerprints, watermarks, discoloration, staining, and even scratches
less than ¼ inch.
Contact us if you feel antimicrobial coatings would be beneficial in your product applications.