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Bio Film – It’s Not The Filmstrip From Biology Class

Antimicrobial Film Kills Up To 99.99% Of Microorganisms

Thanks to the coronavirus, we have become more educated about viruses and bacteria than ever before. We know that just because a surface looks clean, it probably isn’t. It is likely full of all sorts of microorganisms – some that are harmless, some that make us mildly sick, and some that are deadly.

That is why according to Hospitality Bio Cleaners, or HBC for short, antimicrobial surfaces are in high demand. An antimicrobial surface contains an antimicrobial agent that inhibits the ability of microorganisms to grow on the surface of a material. Such surfaces are becoming more widely investigated for possible use in various settings including clinics, industry, and even the home.

“The most common and most important use of antimicrobial coatings has been in the healthcare setting for sterilization of medical devices to prevent hospital-associated infections,” said HBC spokesperson, Nick Jara.

Now homeowners and businesses are looking for alternative and effective ways to protect their families and customers against the spread of bacteria and pathogens, especially during cold and flu season.

HBC recently launched Bio D’Fender Antimicrobial Film. This antimicrobial film is lab tested and certified to kill up to 99.99% of microorganisms on its surface, making it the ideal covering for highly-trafficked and touched public spaces, according to Jara.

In the home, Bio D’Fender Antimicrobial Film can be used on:

  • Countertops
  • Plumbing fixtures, sinks, tubs, showers, and toilets
  • Hardwood surfaces
  • Appliances
  • Doorknobs and handles
  • Phones
  • Remotes
  • Gaming consoles
  • Computers, keyboards, and accessories
  • TVs and tablets
  • Handrails
  • Light switches

And so much more.

Bio D’Fender Antimicrobial Film is a technically sophisticated and high-quality film providing effective and long-lasting protection for homes, municipal public spaces, places of higher education, commercial office space, and various means of public transportation. It is ideal for areas that must maintain high sanitary requirements such as clean rooms, cold rooms, nurseries, hospitals, food preparation and servicing environments, and many more.

PVC (vinyl) is commonly used in clear laminating films as well as for the white media commonly used for decals. It’s often used over printed white vinyl for vehicle wraps – the extra clear layer gives extra durability and resists the fading effect of UV light on print or colored media.

This cast PVC laminate can be cut into any size or shape needed to shield solid non-porous surfaces such as elevator buttons, door handles, reception and school desks, and keypads from contaminants.

Antimicrobial surfaces are functionalized in a variety of different processes. A coating may be applied to a surface that has a chemical compound which is toxic to microorganism. Alternatively, it is possible to functionalize a surface by absorbing a polymer or polypeptide and/or by changing its micro and nanostructure.

An innovation in antimicrobial surfaces is the discovery that silver is a naturally antimicrobial material that has intrinsic properties to destroy a wide range of microorganisms. Because silver ions have been shown to react with the thiol group in enzymes and inactivate them, leading to cell death, Bio D’Fender Antimicrobial Film is manufactured with silver ions injected into the sheet itself, not just on the surface.

Their protective shield coverings can help prevent cross-contamination without the use of harsh chemicals that can harm people and pets. Developed with a permanent solvent-based acrylic adhesive, this antimicrobial film has the durability to stick to nearly any surface. Its active microorganism killing ability will not diminish in effectiveness when cleaned for up to three years.

“Bio D’Fender Antimicrobial Film maintains its 24/7 killing efficacy when it is either exposed to moderate levels of humidity or simply wiped down with a damp microfiber cloth allowing the silver ions to be released from the exposed top layer of the laminate,” said Jara. “When pathogens land on the film their metabolism is interrupted and therefore decays from inside ending their ability to regenerate or multiply.”

According to research from Markets and Markets, antimicrobial films are projected to become a requirement in all types of high-traffic buildings in the coming years. Academic environments, offices, and healthcare institutions will have more surfaces coated with antimicrobial agents as well as indoor air-conditioning and HVAC systems.

Apart from the health industry, antimicrobial surfaces have been utilized for their ability to keep surfaces cleaned. Either the physical nature of the surface or the chemical makeup can be manipulated to create an environment that cannot be inhabited by microorganisms for a variety of different reasons. Photocatalytic materials have been used for their ability to kill many microorganisms and therefore can be used for self-cleaning surfaces as well as air cleaning, water purification, and antitumor activity.
Keeping your home free of viruses and bacteria is key to maintaining your health and that of your family, pets, and guests.

No tests were carried out by HBC or the manufacturer with regards to viruses or their subfamilies (coronavirus, SARS, COVID-19, etc.). Unlike common bacteria, the handling of viruses is highly regulated by law. We are therefore unable to prove the effectiveness of the BioDefense technology on viruses and in particular COVID-19.





Photo Credit:

  • Hospitality Bio Cleaners
  • Shutterstock

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