Sureshield is formulated with antimicrobials to help suppress the growth of odor and stain-causing microorganisms on the coating.
Sureshield is not intended as a substitute for good hygiene or to prevent foodborne or infectious illnesses.
what are antimicrobials?
Antimicrobials are metallic or chemical compounds that inhibit the growth of odor and stain-causing bacteria, molds, mildews, and fungi. By disrupting the microorganisms they come in contact with, antimicrobials inhibit the growth of odor and stain-causing bacteria and other microorganisms.
Regulated by the EPA in the United States and several other agencies around the world, antimicrobials must be registered for specific uses (i.e., registered to treat a coating or to treat plastic). Antimicrobials can be used in or on a wide variety of materials, including:
- Metals (via coatings)
- Wood (through a sealant)
- Stone (through a sealant)
There are many different antimicrobial compounds. Some antimicrobials rely on organic metals to retard microbial growth. Other antimicrobials rely on inorganic chemistries to suppress microbial growth. To learn more about the various antimicrobial technologies available, please click here.