engineered into a breadth of materials including: polymers, textiles, coatings, paper and adhesives. Built-in to products during the manufacturing process, Microban antimicrobial product protection inhibits the growth of microbes, such as bacteria, mold and mildew that can cause stains, odors and deterioration of a product. The Microban brand is your assurance of continuous, durable and effective antimicrobial protection that will provide an added level of defense against damaging microbes for the useful lifetime of the product.
Premium adhesive caulk with MICROBAN Antimicrobal Product Protection fights the growth of stain and odor-causing bacteria, mold and mildew on the caulk. Specially formulated siliconized latex provides maximum adhesion and flexibility for a watertight seal. Paintable. Easy water clean-up. Low odor. Backed by a Crack-Proof Guarantee.
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BBM uses grout with the anti-mould additive Microban.
Microban is an additive that aids in the control of bacterial activity, mould and fungi. Its protective qualities are ideal for high humidity areas such as bathrooms and shower stalls. And as the Microban is built into the molecular structure of the grout it won't wash off or wear away and will continue giving protection throughout the lifetime of the grout.
Microban International, Ltd. is the global leader in built-in antimicrobial product protection, engineering durable antimicrobial solutions for consumer, industrial and medical products around the world. Microban uses a broad range of antimicrobial technologies that can be
BBM uses KWIK SEAL PLUS Premium Kitchen & Bath Adhesive Caulk with MICROBAN.
What's a Microbe?
Microbes or microorganisms are living cells that are too small to be seen with the naked eye and must be viewed through a microscope. The naked eye is only able to detect the presence of microbes once they have multiplied to the hundreds of thousands. And under the right conditions, microbes can double in number every 15-20 minutes. Types of microorganisms include bacteria, algae and fungi or mold.
*Microban antimicrobial product protection is engineered to protect products from bacteria, mold and in some cases algae that can cause stains, odors and product deterioration. Microban protection is not designed to protect users from disease causing microorganisms.
Billions of years ago, bacteria were among the earliest forms of life on Earth. Today, bacteria are present in the soil, in the air, in water, on plants and even on animals and humans.
There’s no escaping the presence of bacteria and in fact, many of the bacteria we encounter are beneficial to the environment and even to the human body helping us to digest food for example. However, some bacteria can adversely affect the everyday products we use in our lives causing stains, odors and product deterioration.
Early fossil records suggest that fungi have been on Earth for over 550 million years. And some experts estimate that today over 1.5 million fungus species exist. Common fungi include mushrooms, puffballs, truffles, yeasts and most mildews. Fungi are commonly referred to as mold and begin life as microscopic airborne spores that germinate on contact with the surface of a nonliving organic matter where moisture is present. Mold is then able to penetrate the organic material, secreting enzymes and absorbing water and the digested sugars and starches from the nutrient source.
Mold spores are present everywhere in our indoor and outdoor environment and many of the products found in our homes provide rich nutrient sources. The best defense is prevention: control moisture in your home including high humidity levels and look for products that resist the growth of mold.
Simple, plantlike microorganisms, algae are often classified at the phylum level according to their color, i.e. green, red, golden-brown and brown. Algae vary in size from microscopic algae to the largest forms such as seaweeds. While they can vary in habitat, most algae are found in fresh water or seawater. Algae use the energy of sunlight through the process of photosynthesis to make their own food.
Algae produce more oxygen than all plants combined and play an invaluable role in our ecosystem. Humans have also found other uses for algae, as food for people and animals, as thickening agents in ice cream, in shampoos and even in some drugs. In some cases, they can however damage product surfaces for example your swimming pool filter, the hull of your boat, or the exterior of your home.