Door handles with antimicrobial coating
Lever handles that are touched by hand every day, there is a risk of contracting germs, bacteria or viruses. This is why BKS also has a lever handle with an antimicrobial finish in its range.
The antimicrobial coating SANPURE ® of the cooperation partner GB Neuhaus is used. It contains the active ingredient nanosilver, which kills bacteria, germs and mould and renders these harmless. Independent studies have also shown that SANPURE® reduces viruses by more than 99.99% after just eight hours. More than 20 years of effect duration. The surface is scratch-resistant and can withstand conventional detergents and disinfection methods. The transparent coating does not detract from the design appearance of the door handles.
Silver is lethal to germs
Silver is effective against a wide range of micro-organisms such as bacteria, mould and viruses on surfaces, skin and mucous membranes. The positively charged silver ions are responsible for this antimicrobial effect. They are produced due to the oxidation of elemental silver when it comes into contact with moisture. The silver ions attach themselves to the germ cell proteins and destroy important functions in the cell. The germs die off.
Effect of nanosilver/silver ions on surfaces
In principle, nanosilver (particles of elemental silver less than 100 nanometres in size) can be incorporated into all types of powder coatings and paints: irrespective of whether they are water-based, contain solvents or UV hardening. The nanoparticles cannot be rubbed out of the surfaces. Once incorporated, they last for the whole lifetime of the product.
A surface to which nanosilver has been added has one significant advantage: namely that nanosilver immediately prevents the exponential growth of germs. This brings about permanent disinfection of the surface.
When germs come into contact with a surface containing nanosilver particles, they are not only prevented from reproducing, they are also killed off.
Harmless to health
In addition to hygiene safety, the antimicrobial surface treatment used has been proven to have no adverse effects on the ecological balance of the healthy human skin microflora. Furthermore, SANPURE® also contains a modern system for controlled release of active ingredients and therefore satisfies all biocompatibility requirements and poses no danger to the environment.
Product benefits of the BKS hygienic door lever
- Reproduction of dangerous germs can be reduced
- Antiviral effect
- Abrasion and scratch-resistant
- Chemically resistant to conventional detergents and disinfections methods
- More than 20 years of effect duration
- No adverse effects on the ecological balance of the healthy human skin microflora