Vero Technologies can now supply its plastic and metal enclosures and panels doped with Biomaster, a silver-based antimicrobial additive. Designed to eliminate hospital-acquired infections, the additive is said to reduce bacteria by up to 99.99 per cent for the life of the product.
In the case of plastic enclosures, the silver ion material is added to the raw ABS before the moulding process. As the additive becomes an integral part of the material, efficacy does not diminish over time, giving superior protection to external coatings that will inevitably degrade through normal wear and tear, routine cleaning and accidental damage. For front panels and extruded aluminium enclosures, the antimicrobial material is added to the anodising process, resulting in similarly reduced bacterial growth rates.
Biomaster has been tested on over 50 different species of bacteria, including MRSA, E.Coli, Listeria, Salmonella and Campylobacter.