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Microban® Antimicrobial Protection – How it Keeps PORON® Cushioning Materials Protected from Bacteria

Posted by Nicole Perry on Monday, July 30th, 2012 | No Comments »

In part two of our Microban® Antimicrobial Protection blog series, the Microban® Team shares how its technology works on our PORON® Cushioning materials.

Microbes such as bacteria, mold and mildew that cause stains and odors, can quickly multiply on surfaces.  In fact, on an unprotected surface, bacteria can double in number every 20 minutes!  Warm moist environments found in places such as shoes, protective apparel and equipment provide favorable conditions for the growth of odor and stain causing bacteria, mold and mildew.

Our Partnership

Rogers Corporation has been a valuable Microban partner for more than 3 years and teamed up with the trusted leader for antimicrobial protection to provide their customers with an added cleanliness benefit in their full range of PORON® Cushioning materials.

Microban® antimicrobial technology is incorporated into PORON® Cushioning products during the manufacturing proceMicroban Antimicrobial Technology is Infused in PORON Cushioning from the Beginning Stages of Manufacturingss, becoming part of the molecular structure of the cushioning.  Unlike surface disinfectants which temporarily eliminate bacteria from surfaces, Microban technology is built-in so it won’t wash off or wear away, for protection from microbes that can accumulate on the cushion.  And, Microban protection works 24/7 to help keep the cushion cleaner and fresher for longer than ever before.


How it works

The images below were taken using a confocal microscope.  Each of these surfaces was inoculated with the same number of bacteria and monitored over a 24 hour period.

Antimicrobial Protection From First Contact

After viewing these images, you can see how Microban® protection begins to work immediately, disrupting key cellular functions so that the microbes are unable to grow or reproduce on the surface. While on the unprotected surface, the microbes quickly multiply.


A recognized brand

With the Microban brand, you can be sure you’re getting continuous, durable and effective antimicrobial protection that serves as trustmark.  Microban technology provides consumers peace of mind knowing they are getting the very best in built-in antimicrobial product protection.


Nicole Perry

Nicole Perry

Global Market Segment Manager for PORON Comfort materials. Nicole has been involved in the Footwear industry for over 15 years. She also has over 25 years working with high performance materials including custom injection molded and cast polymers for automotive, apparel, electronics, equipment and medical markets. Nicole is passionate about bringing great technologies to market and working with companies that share the goal of helping people enjoy life no matter what they are doing. She holds an MBA from Nichols College.

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