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