Did you know that on unprotected surfaces bacteria will reproduce every 20 minutes? Mold, mildew, fungus and bacteria can affect indoor air quality as well as the aesthetic surfaces of insulation and the systems it protects. Many consumers are investing in products that have built-in antifungal agents, like Microban which is one of the world’s leading antimicrobial and antifungal solutions. On the surface of protected insulation, the Microban additive penetrates the cell wall of the microorganism, disabling its ability to grow and reproduce. This protection against damage will not wash off or wear away because it’s built in during our manufacturing process. This exclusive protection gives our ArmaFlex, CoilFlex and SpiralFlex products an added level of defense.

Without antifungal coatings and additives, fungus and mold can contaminate our walls, ceilings and other surfaces in commercial spaces, causing unsightly conditions and even breathing problems for the building’s occupants. More often than not, mold and fungus grow in areas where there is high humidity, water damage or dampness, making built-in antifungal agents key for preventing its growth. Even everyday products that are exposed to fungus and mold are affected by the appearance of unsightly black stains or greenish marks which can ruin the condition of products and surfaces if they are not protected with an antifungal additive. Prolonged exposure of fungus and mold can cause systems and products to quickly deteriorate which impacts durability, longevity, and product shelf life.

Pass the Fungal Test with Antifungal Agents

Microban works with individual manufacturers to develop customized solutions that provide products with antifungal protection. Offering products with antifungal capabilities differentiates our products from unprotected competitor products. Since 2006, Armacell has manufactured foam insulation featuring Microban antimicrobial product protection – and we were the first foam insulation maker to do so. All of Armacell's AP ArmaFlex family of products are made with Microban technology. Specifiers, building owners and contractors should choose Armacell insulation with Microban technology because of its additional protective properties that lead to cleaner insulation for schools, hospitals and commercial buildings of all types.

To learn about Microban antimicrobial technology or to broaden your antimicrobial protection knowledge, visit www.microban.com.

Microban antimicrobial product protection is limited to the product itself and is not designed to protect the users of these products from disease causing microorganisms, food borne illnesses, or as a substitute for normal cleaning and hygiene practices. Microban International, Ltd. makes neither direct nor implied health claims for the products containing Microban® antimicrobial product protection. The information presented in this blog post is solely for the purpose of providing general information regarding Microban International, Ltd.