Due to the recent pandemic coronavirus outbreak, hygienic products are on the mind of many people. Bacteria exists on most surfaces and can multiply between cleanings; door hardware, phones, and light switches are among items touched most throughout the day. Bacteria is then transferred from one person to another by touch. 80% of all infectious diseases are spread through physical contact.
To meet this health crisis, INOX is making our ANTIMICROBIAL Coating available across our line of door hardware.
Q: How does it work?
A: INOX Certified Antimicrobial Coating uses silver ions to inhibit the growth of microbes on the surface. The silver ions attach themselves to a microbe’s cellular enzyme, inhibiting the growth of the microbe, reducing the spread of bacteria, fungi, and mold, and helping mitigate against such microbes as e-coli, salmonella, strep, and MRSA.
Q: Is it safe?
A: Yes. Silver occurs naturally in nature. The ions are non-toxic and environmentally friendly.
Q: Has it been tested by a third party?
A: INOX Certified Antimicrobial Coating has been tested and found to effectively restrict microbes such as Staphylococcus Aureus and Escherichia Coli, and has passed rigid independent laboratory test JIS Z 2801. Certification documents are available on request.
Q: Will antimicrobial coating inhibit coronavirus?
A: At this time, no one knows what can inhibit or kill COVID-19. The best thing is for our immune system to defend against the coronavirus—so the healthier we are, the better our chances of fighting it off.
Q: How long will the coating last?
A: Coatings retain this capability over time to inhibit the microbes and prevent replication and growth. With proper care and occasional cleaning, powder coating has an excellent anti-abrasion and anti-corrosion rate.
Q: What’s the INOX Warranty on this coating?
A: INOX warrants this coating for 2 years for residential, hospitality, and commercial applications.
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 Certified Antimicrobial Coating.
Q: How do I order?
A: INOX Certified Antimicrobial Coating will be available across our product line, as noted above, in early April. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information, or keep an eye on this website.
To specify, simply add “-AM” (for Anti-Microbial) as a suffix to your item number (e.g., “RA243L461-32D-AM”) and/or add “Antimicrobial Coating” to your item description.