The world has changed, and we will never be able to go back to where we were even a few months ago. As schools and businesses reopen, every time we touch a door lever or pull handle, we may wonder...
"Who touched this last?"
"How many people come in contact with this daily?"
"When was the last time it was cleaned?"Bacteria exists on most surfaces and can multiply between cleanings; door hardware, phones, and light switches are among items touched most throughout the day, and then bacteria is transferred from one person to another by touch.80% of all infectious diseases are spread through physical contact.
INOX MICROARMOR™ Antimicrobial Door Hardware is a safe and effective protection that provides 24/7 continuous hygienic protection for the expected life of the hardware.
Q: How does it work?
A: Unlike disinfectants, which provide a limited residual activity once the treated surface dries, INOX MicroArmor™ works around the clock by disrupting a microbe's growth and reproduction in four crucial ways:
- Attacking the microbe's proteins, triggering the failure of essential functions
- Breaching the membrane of proteins, prompting the loss of critical nutrients
- Damaging a microbe's internal system by increasing its oxygen level
- Interfering with the DNA and genetics of a microbe, ultimately preventing its growth and reproduction
The key weapon in the MicroArmor arsenal is silver ion technology that, infused directly with hardware coatings, provides safe, effective, and long-lasting protection against harmful microbes. Silver ions are non-toxic and environmentally friendly.
Q: Has it been tested by a third party?
A: This technology is Biocidal Products Regulation (BPR) listed and EPA approved and INOX has tested the material to JIS Z 2801 standards, a critical test for antibacterial activity and efficacy. To pass the test, the antimicrobial coating has to be 99.9% effective! Certification documents are available on request.
Q: How long will MicroArmor last?
A: Antimicrobials retain their capability over time to inhibit microbes and prevent replication and growth. With proper care and occasional cleaning, antimicrobials have an excellent anti-abrasion and anti-corrosion rate.
Q: What’s the INOX Warranty on MicroArmor?
A: INOX warrants this product for two years for commercial applications and ten years for residential.
Q: Is it available on the entire line of INOX hardware?
A: The INOX product line in stainless steel, plated, or CeraMax ceramic coating finish, including door levers and pulls, deadbolts, exit/panic devices, and push/pull plates, is available with INOX Antimicrobial MicroArmor™.
Q: How do you clean antimicrobial hardware ?
Harsh abrasives should never be used; simple soap and water or a mild detergent can be used as necessary to keep the hardware clean and beautiful and MicroArmor™ at full strength protecting your home or business.Q: How do I order?
A: MicroArmor Antimicrobial Door Hardware is made to order at our California facility, with a turnaround time of 1 to 2 weeks (for large orders, contact our Sales Department). To specify or order, simply add “-AM” (for Antimicrobial) as a suffix to your item number (e.g., “RA243L461-32D-AM”).
Q: Where can I find more information?
A: We have created a MicroArmor video that explains more about about antimicrobial MicroArmor™ and its effectiveness, and you can download our four-page color MicroArmor brochure.