Decorative Panels has offered antimicrobial products within its portfolio for over eight years – but now, as can be imagined, the interest for these has accelerated.
To cater for this demand, a much wider offering than before will be rolled out across all of the dp-group companies using sheet materials and edgebanding, which will offer the highest possible product protection, independently tested to ISO 22196.
Partnering with Addmaster (UK), which, with its Biomaster product range, pioneered the use of antimicrobial additives, Decorative Panels is able to offer products with surfaces that are able to inhibit the growth of bacteria by up to 99.99%.
As a trade laminator of sheet materials for the furniture and allied industries, Decorative Panels Lamination can offer an extensive range of surface designs incorporating this technology laminated to many different substrates. These substrates can then be converted, either in-house at sister companies dp-furniture and dp-components, or externally to fellow manufacturers in many different market areas.
Based on silver ion technology, recognised for centuries to have no harmful effects, Biomaster is already extensively used in medical, food and water applications.
One of the most important questions customers should always ask of suppliers of antimicrobial products is “how long does the protection last?” The answer for Decorative Panels using Biomaster additive is 24/7, for the lifetime of the product. It contains inbuilt antimicrobial product protection that does not wear off or leach out.
The potential areas of application for such products are, as can be imagined, vast, and are not limited to the healthcare environment. With all areas of everyday life now demanding increased levels of hygiene, Decorative Panels, utilising Biomaster Antimicrobial finishes, provides “the ultimate in protection that never degrades”.