Why we use Silver ion on our Air-Tight Access PanelsPosted on Sep 17, 2019
At Ceildoor Products we wanted to design an Air Tight Access Panel that would provide protection against air, moisture and dust and be used confidently within a range of public facilities including healthcare environments such as hospital clean rooms and operating theatres. Following intensive research & development, we believe we’ve found the perfect solution.
Preventing growth of bacteria with Silver Ion
Silver ion is an anti-microbial agent which inhibits the ability of micro-organisms to grow. It has been used for thousands of years to prevent the growth of bacteria without the high toxicity associated with other metals.
Applied to all surfaces of our Air Tight Access Panels, the silver ion infused powder coating is not only long lasting, but is proven to actively reduce bacterial growth by disrupting the bacteria’s cellular function and therefore its ability to survive. Test results demonstrate that bacterial levels of E-Coli and MRSA were reduced to below the limit of detection within 24 hours. And it does all this, without being harmful to humans or affecting the aesthetics or performance of the Access Panel.
In addition, we have combined the silver ion infused powder coating with a high density sealing system which protects the cavity behind the Access Panel from being penetrated by dust, moisture and air. This dual gasket sealing system provides a highly effective barrier.
Independent testing of Air Tight Access Panels
Our Air Tight Access Panels have undergone extensive independent testing of their air seal properties under UKAS approved laboratory conditions.
By successfully complying with the performance criteria of BS EN 1026:2000 and the Anti-Bacterial coating standard JIS Z201:2000, our UK manufactured Air Tight Access Panels have been confidently specified and installed in both ceilings and dry walls in a range of healthcare and catering environments including Fitzpatrick Referrals veterinary centre, Great Ormond Street Hospital, Birmingham Children’s Hospital, Cannock Chase Hospital, Astra Zeneca, BP Exploration plus many more.
Find out more about our Air Tight Access Panels or speak to one of the Team on 01902 733645.