Microsilver's use as an antimicrobial agent in our HEWI Active+ range of products
Author: Nick Siddle
Understanding active ways to combat bacterial and fungal growth in critical health environments
The use of Microsilver as an antimicrobial agent is commonly used in areas the demand the highest hygiene requirements. The inclusion of Microsilver in health-related products, offers effective protection against bacterial exposure.
Microsilver has a broad effectiveness against bacteria and fungi.
This is due to;
- High purity – pure metallic silver particles act as antimicrobial agents,
- Long-lasting efficacy – large micro structured surfaces ensure the continuous release of silver ions with antimicrobial effects,
- High efficacy – against a multitude of bacteria and yeast, especially multi-resistant micro organisms
- Easy to process in many different materials and formulations
The Microsilver discharges silver ions, which inhibit the growth of bacteria and other unwanted germs and therefore minimise the risk of infection for humans.
Within 24 hours unwanted germs on the surface of the products are reduced continuously, so that during this period 99.9 % of the germs are reduced.
Microsilver can be incorporated into material or coatings during the manufacturing process. This results in fixtures and fittings coated in Microsilver that aid in the reduction of HAI (Hospital Acquired Infections).
The Galvin Specialised HEWI Active+ ranges of fixtures and fittings use Microsilver that is uniformly incorporated in the polyamide material during production.
The Microsilver additive is therefore firmly bonded with the product and is therefore resistant to UV light and cleaning methods.
Due to the porous surface of the Microsilver, the material used has an outstanding deposit effect which, after it has been incorporated in the polyamide material, has a permanent, reliable effect.
HEWI Active+ does not harm the environment or the human body.
The active Microsilver ingredient is ECO CERT-certified and suitable for the use of skin care products.
For more information, Contact a Galvin Specialised sales consultant today