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Trelleborg Launches Anti-Microbial System for Polyurethane Materials

Image: Trelleborg door handle made from polyurethane treated with AMV Shield
Door handles and grab rails are among the applications that would benefit from the passive anti-microbial AMV Shield system.
The AMV Shield system embeds anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, and anti-mold properties that will last for more than 25 years in polyurethane.

Trelleborg has announced the launch of its new AMV Shield anti-microbial system for polyurethane materials. AMV Shield offers anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, and anti-mold properties, providing up to 99.9% bacteria and virus reduction. AMV Shield can be integrated into Trelleborg’s polyurethane and recyclable thermoplastic polymer materials to provide passive anti-microbial protection in a range of applications, including handles and grab rails.

The AMV Shield system uses specially prepared silver particles to embed anti-microbial nano particles into Trelleborg’s polyurethane materials. It protects against microbes including MRSA, influenza A H1N1, VRE, C-Difficile and E. Coli.

“Materials made using AMV Shield do not leach into the environment, meaning they will last for more than 25 years and can safely be used in food packaging and distribution,” said Terry Cooper, Managing Director for Trelleborg’s applied technologies operation in Retford, UK, “AMV Shield is suitable for a wide range of applications including handles and grab rails, packaging and boxes, protective covers and casings, or even floor squeegee blades.”

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