WHY SPEC KING MEDIGRADE®?

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Architects & Designers: Why Spec King MediGrade®?

King MediGrade® with Biosafe® Technology is The Antimicrobial Polymer Building Sheet for Healthcare Applications

King MediGrade® is a super tough polymer building sheet with an exclusive antimicrobial additive from Biosafe®, the latest technology for protecting the product surface against stain and odor causing bacteria, algae and fungi.  The antimicrobial agent is bonded at the molecular level and will not leach out of the product.  Unlike surface antimicrobials, the Biosafe® additive protects against bacterial degradation for the lifetime of the product.  Healthcare facilities, medical equipment and case goods made with King MediGrade® will stay cleaner and fresher between cleanings.  Studies have shown that surfaces with this additive can reduce the amount of certain product-damaging bacteria by 99%.*

Features and Benefits

  • Durable Polymer Building Sheet That Lasts a Lifetime
  • Environmentally Safe, and Qualifies for LEED® Points
  • Physically Disrupts the Microbe’s Membrane Cell
  • Custom Sheet Sizes, Gauges and Colors Available
  • Easy to Fabricate Using Standard Woodworking Tools
  • Distributed World Wide

Applications

  • Cabinetry and Storage Carts
  • Clean Rooms
  • Dental Facilities
  • Hospitals
  • Locker Rooms
  • Medical Facilities
  • Medical Laboratories
  • Mobile Computer Carts
  • Nursing Homes
  • Nurses Stations
  • Rest Rooms
  • Veterinary Facilities

See application photos and learn more by visiting the King MediGrade® page.

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Active Ingredient (Biosafe®)…………….antimicrobial siloxane EPA Reg. No. 83019-1

*For bacteriostatic, fungistatic, & algistatic properties. This product is exempt from registration under 40 CFR 152.25(a). King MediGrade™ effectiveness verified by ISO and ASTM standards. This product does not protect users or others from disease-causing bacteria. Always clean this product thoroughly after use.

Biosafe® is a registered trademark of BIOSAFE, Inc.: Patent numbers 7,851,653 and 7,858,141.

SPECIFY YOUR NEXT HEALTHCARE DESIGN WITH KING MEDIGRADE®

Clean Design

“When a patient develops a health care-associated infection (HAI), it is often difficult to determine where it originated. It could be from ambient air, countertops, water faucets, privacy curtains, bed rails, direct hand contact or any combination of these.” Read full article.

Specify Your Next Healthcare Design Project with King MediGrade®

King MediGrade® is a super tough polymer building sheet with an exclusive antimicrobial additive from Biosafe®, the latest technology for protecting the product surface against stain and odor causing bacteria, algae and fungi.  The antimicrobial agent is bonded at the molecular level and will not leach out of the product. Unlike surface antimicrobials, the Biosafe additive protects against bacterial degradation for the lifetime of the product. Healthcare facilities, medical equipment and case goods made with King MediGrade® will stay cleaner and fresher between cleanings.  Studies have shown that surfaces with this additive can reduce the amount of certain product-damaging bacteria by 99%.*

Active Ingredient (Biosafe®)…………….antimicrobial siloxane EPA Reg. No. 83019-1

*For bacteriostatic, fungistatic, & algistatic properties. This product is exempt from registration under 40 CFR 152.25(a). King MediGrade® effectiveness verified by ISO and ASTM standards. This product does not protect users or others from disease-causing bacteria. Always clean this product thoroughly after use.

Biosafe® is a registered trademark of BIOSAFE, Inc.: Patent numbers 7,851,653 and 7,858,141.

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KING PLASTIC INTRODUCES KING MEDIGRADE® TO HEALTHCARE DESIGN

King Plastic Introduces King MediGrade® To Healthcare Design Market

King MediGrade Patient Exam Room Case GoodsNorth Port, Florida, October 15, 2015 – King Plastic Corporation, a leading manufacturer of polymer sheets, slabs and massive shapes introduces King MediGrade®, the antimicrobial polymer building sheet for healthcare applications. King MediGrade® combines designer colors, durability, and antimicrobial technology into one polymer sheet to bring architects and designers to the next level in healthcare design.

King MediGrade® is a super tough polymer building sheet with an exclusive antimicrobial additive from Biosafe®, the latest technology for protecting the product surface against stain and odor causing bacteria, algae and fungi. Studies have shown that surfaces with this additive can reduce the amount of certain product-damaging bacteria by 99%*.

“The antimicrobial additive is bonded at the molecular level at the very beginning of our proprietary K-Stran™ production process, keeping it from ever leaching out of the product,” said Michael Fabbri, National Sales Manager. “This permanently protects the polymer sheet, which means the antimicrobial agent retains its effectiveness throughout the life of the product. When customers fabricate and install our products, the fresh surfaces they create are fully antimicrobial. If heavy abrasion occurs during end use, the antimicrobial additive will never lose its efficacy, unlike antimicrobial surface coatings.”

King MediGrade® is a perfect material for cabinetry, case goods, clean rooms, dental facilities, hospitals, locker rooms, medical facilities, laboratories, nursing homes, nurses’ stations, rest rooms, medical computer carts, and veterinary facilities.

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About King Plastic Corporation
Founded in 1968, King Plastic Corporation is a leading manufacturer of quality polymer sheets, slabs and massive shapes—including several products pioneered by the company. Its polymers are sold worldwide through a network of top plastics distributors to customers who fabricate products for the Marine Industry (King StarBoard® Brand), Signage, Food Service, Healthcare, Architectural, Industrial and other Markets. The company headquarters is a 150,000 square-foot manufacturing facility in North Port, Florida.

Active ingredient (Biosafe®)………antimicrobial siloxane EPA Reg. No. 83019-1
*For bacteriostatic, fungistatic, & algistatic properties. This product is exempt from registration under 40 CFR 152.25(a). King MediGrade® effectiveness verified by ISO and ASTM standards. This product does not protect users or others from disease-causing bacteria. Always clean this product thoroughly after use.

Biosafe® is a registered trademark of BIOSAFE, Inc.: Patent number 7,851,653 and 7,858,141.

13 REASONS HEALTHCARE DESIGNERS SPECIFY KING STARBOARD® ST IN THEIR PLANS

Super Tough for Healthcare Facilities

Features and Benefits:

  1. Lasts a lifetime
  2. Durable
  3. Will not warp, rot or delaminate
  4. No moisture absorption
  5. Low maintenance
  6. High impact
  7. Odor resistant and stain resistant
  8. Chemical resistant
  9. No harsh chemicals required to clean the material
  10. Stays cleaner between cleanings*
  11. Environmentally green
    • No volatile organic compounds (VOCs)
    • No leaching or outgassing
    • Qualifies for LEED points
  12. Available in 9 standard colors
  13. Standard sheet size is 48″ x 96″, standard gauges 1/4″ up to 1-1/2″
    (Custom sheet sizes, gauges and colors available)

* When upgraded to King MicroShield

Description

King StarBoard® ST is a special, high-density polyethylene sheet that provides a super tough surface for many applications in the healthcare industry.

This unique and advanced polymer makes the material 25% stiffer than the original King StarBoard®.  King StarBoard ST is our most scratch-resistant polymer making it an excellent construction material for cabinetry, case goods and architectural partitions. It will not warp, rot, or delaminate when exposed to humidity or water. It can be fabricated using common woodworking tools and techniques.

King StarBoard ST is upgradable to King MicroShield® with an exclusive antimicrobial additive from Biosafe®, the latest technology for protecting the product surface against stain and odor causing bacteria, algae and fungi.*

King StarBoard ST is upgradable with King FlameShield, for ASTM E-84 Class A or B Flame/Smoke Compliance and CAN/ULC-S102 for Canadian Compliance.


Active ingredient (Biosafe®)………………….antimicrobial siloxane EPA Reg. No. 83019-1

*For bacteriostatic, fungistatic, & algistatic properties. This product is exempt from registration under 40 CFR 152.25(a). King MicroShield® effectiveness verified by ISO and ASTM standards. This product does not protect users or others from disease-causing bacteria. Always clean this product thoroughly after use.

Biosafe® is a registered trademark of BIOSAFE, Inc.: Patent number 7,851,653 and 7,858,141.

Disclaimer: King MicroShield® may affect color. King FlameShield may affect finish and color.

KING PLASTIC AND GELEST ANNOUNCE EXCLUSIVE LICENSE AGREEMENT

For Immediate Release
Press Contact: Martino Communications
Robert J. Martino. Tel: 1 (914) 478-0754
bob@martinocommunications.com

KING PLASTIC AND GELEST ANNOUNCE EXCLUSIVE LICENSE AGREEMENT

The Exclusive License Agreement Provides King Plastic with Use of Biosafe® Antimicrobial for its Polymer Sheets in Markets Such as Architectural, Healthcare and Food Processing

Doctors Office Case Goods King StarBoard® ST Upgraded to King MicroShield®NORTH PORT, FLORIDA, June 16, 2015: A new license agreement with Gelest, Inc. gives King Plastic Corporation exclusive use of Biosafe® antimicrobial additive in polyolefin sheet stock, enabling the company to offer products that retain all of their antimicrobial effectiveness even after fabricating or extensive wear.

Gelest, Inc. manufactures and markets the silicon-based Biosafe® active ingredient. King Plastic has a significant share of the market for polyolefin sheet stock, and under the new license agreement the company will make a growing number of its brands available as an upgrade called King Microshield® protected with Biosafe technology.

Today’s healthcare facilities, commercial laboratories, veterinary facilities and food processing companies will discover new ways to improve the design of their facilities while keeping surfaces and case goods free of contamination by specifying King Microshield® protected with Biosafe, noted Michael Fabbri, national sales manager for King Plastic

“The antimicrobial additive is bonded at the molecular level at the very beginning of our proprietary K-Stran™ production process, keeping it from ever leaching out of the product,” said Mr. Fabbri “This permanently protects the polymer sheet, which means the antimicrobial agent retains its effectiveness throughout the life of the product. When customers fabricate and install our products, the fresh surfaces they create are fully antimicrobial. If heavy abrasion occurs during end use, the antimicrobial additive will never lose its efficacy, unlike antimicrobial surface coatings.”

Biosafe technology provides a more economical alternative to silver-based antimicrobials and avoids problems associated with triclosan, according to Donald J. Wagner II, Gelest’s technical marketing manager. “Biosafe eliminates the safety issues of leaching antimicrobials,” said Mr. Wagner. “And while silver and triclosan compounds alter the DNA of microorganisms, posing the possibility of antimicrobial-resistant mutations, Biosafe is not metabolized by the cell.”

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About King Plastic Corporation. A family-owned enterprise founded in 1968, King Plastic Corporation is a leading manufacturer of quality polymer sheets, slabs, and massive shapes—including several products pioneered by the company.  Its polymers are sold worldwide through a network of plastics distributors to customers who fabricate products for the marine industry (King StarBoard® Brand), signage, food service, healthcare, architectural, industrial and other markets.  The company headquarters is a 150,000 square-foot manufacturing facility in North Port, Florida. Visit www.kingplastic.com.

About Gelest, Inc. Headquartered in Morrisville, PA, Gelest is recognized worldwide as an innovator, manufacturer, and supplier of commercial and research quantities of over 3,000 organosilicon compounds, metal-organic compounds, and silicones. The company provides focused technical development and application support for semiconductors, optical materials, pharmaceutical synthesis, diagnostics and separation science, specialty polymeric materials, and cosmetics. Visit www.gelest.com.

About Biosafe, Inc. Based in Pittsburgh, PA, Biosafe is the developer of a patented, environmentally friendly antimicrobial polymer. The company licensed its technology to Gelest, Inc. whom supplies unique product formulations to leading consumer, medical and industrial product companies to protect against a wide range of microbes, including mold, mildew, bacteria, algae and viruses. Visit www.biosafe.com or www.gelest.com for more details.

 

5 WAYS TO ENHANCE YOUR HEALTHCARE FACILITY TODAY

 

  1. Build handsome polymer cabinets and case goods with King StarBoard® ST
  2. Upgrade to King MicroShield® with an exclusive antimicrobial additive, the latest technology for protecting the product surface
  3. Integrate waterproof and graffiti resistant King Plasti-Bal® restroom and shower partitions
  4. Design effective neutron shielding with borated King Plasti-Shield®
  5. Engrave multi-color signage with King ColorCore®

Architects an5 Ways to Enhance Your Healthcare Facility Todayd designers specify King products because they fill specific needs, look beautiful and last a lifetime without rotting, delaminating or leaching into the environment. King polymer sheets work like wood and your fabricator can make our materials into nearly any application you can imagine.

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