Quality polymer sheets from King Plastic Corporation are easy to fabricate and used for many different applications, including: commercial and residential cabinets, furniture and storage, restroom partitions, lockers, and furnishings for healthcare environments. All in which can be better protected by King MicroShield®.
The science behind King Plastic Corporation’s King MicroShield® is an antimicrobial barrier of protection that helps products stay cleaner between cleanings and inhibits the growth of product-damaging microorganisms, including bacteria, algae and fungi on the surface. It is highly effective and here’s how it works using three fundamental principles:
First, the base layer, a silane base, acts as the antimicrobial’s anchor. It is anchored by a covalent bond, and permanently affixes to the surface.
Second, is the antimicrobial’s positively charged nitrogen. Because cell membranes of microbes are negatively charged, when in close proximity to the positive nitrogen, the microbes are drawn into the surface of the antimicrobial, and killed. The third aspect of the antimicrobial is its long molecular chain. This 18-link carbon chain acts as a sword that pierces the cell membranes of microbes that come into contact with it.
Unlike surface treatments, King Microshield® is incorporated at the molecular level and is a non-chemical, non-leaching additive, there is no possibility for the microorganisms to develop resistance to Microshield, unlike many other antimicrobial products. As the microbes come into contact with the surface, they are first punctured by the long molecular chain. The attraction between the positive nitrogen and the negative cell membrane draws the microorganism even further down on the sword. This in and of itself can end the life of a microbe, but actual contact between the negative and positive charges and blow apart the microbe, delivering a dependable kill.
In addition, since this process transfers nothing from the antimicrobial to the cell, King MicroShield® antimicrobial stands ready for the next wave and can continue to work at full strength indefinitely. Designed to be a new kind of antimicrobial protection upgrade for many King Plastic polymer sheet products, King MicroShield® protects surfaces treated with King MicroShield. Application possibilities are endless and can include: medical facilities, nursing homes, dental labs, pharmaceutical labs, commercial/medical laboratories, clean rooms, cold storage, outdoor kitchens, correctional facilities, veterinary facilities, animal science facilities, rest rooms, lockers rooms, pool areas and schools.
Whether you build, design, manage, or own facilities, you can provide an additional level of protection by upgrading and installing products with King MicroShield®.