Preventing unwanted microbial growth begins in the design stage of a building.
The selection of construction materials, the design and choice of building ventilation systems are critical to minimise the risk of microbial growth. Microbial growth risk is reduced when temperature and humidity are under control. However, this will not prevent microbial contamination or eliminate growth sources, but it can reduce the growth rate of microbes.
Microbiological control has moved away from daily cleaning and use of disinfectants to the use of antimicrobial coatings.
These coatings modify surfaces to prevent microbial growth. Antimicrobial surfaces will prevent microbial growth and reduce the risk of future contamination by microbes.
The downside of currently available antimicrobial coatings is that they are not durable and need to be applied multiple times. Furthermore, they release an active substance into the air to prevent microbial growth. This negative effect on the environment and the limited life-time of current antimicrobial solutions is a growing concern.
MyCroFence Inside antimicrobial technology offers a better and safer solution for providing protection against microbes.