Now, more than ever, we are acutely aware of the dangers surrounding the spread of infection - particularly in places of care such as hospitals and care homes. Many LST radiators and guards now incorporate antibacterial or anti-microbial technologies within their paintwork.
As BioCote® partners, Contour proudly incorporates the use of this protection with all of their heating solutions. This blog sets out to explain this unique antimicrobial further, helping you along the specification process.
What Is BioCote®?
BioCote® is a silver-based antimicrobial technology that is integrated into materials at the manufacturing stage to provide protection against a wide range of microbes such as bacteria, mould and even some viruses.
It lasts for the lifetime of the product, is always on and perfectly complements existing cleaning regimes to provide the ultimate hygienic protection.
How Is BioCote® Incorporated Into A Radiator Guard?
BioCote® is integrated into the powder coating of our radiator guards. Discover how our LST radiators are made here.
Our LST radiators are painted using a dry powder coating process, which includes BioCote® antimicrobial technology. This process seals the paint to the surface of the LST and protects it against scratches and damage that could otherwise expose the metals.
In hygiene conscious environments such as schools and hospitals, this can reduce the presence of potentially harmful microbes such as MRSA and E.coli which can affect school absenteeism and hygiene.
Our LST radiators are coated with 60 microns thick powder coating as standard but this can also be as thick as 90 microns, giving an even and smooth coating across the entire surface.
BioCote® has been proven effective against a wide range of microbes, and the technology is used extensively across a wide range of industries. The premium performance of BioCote® is not just supported by laboratory data but by a wide range of real-life case studies in a number of hygiene conscious environments such as hospitals, care homes, schools, food production facilities and more.
Take a look at the Microbial A-Z to see some of the notable microbes BioCote® has been proven effective against.
BioCote® provides protection that makes Contour radiator guards inherently more hygienic, making our products ideal for hospitals, schools, nurseries, care homes and waiting rooms. This level of protection does not replace cleaning, as cleaning should always be done.
However, it can help reduce the risk of cross-contamination, as there are fewer microbes on the surface that could be transferred to other surfaces.
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Contour produces a range of innovative, safe surface temperature systems for healthcare, education, mental health, commercial and secure sectors, working in close partnership and collaborating with architects, M&E engineers, NHS Trusts, local authorities, design consultants and contractors to deliver outstanding safe heating solutions.
Contour is the exclusive partner of BioCote® anti-microbial technology for LST and anti-ligature radiators. BioCote® additives reduce bacteria by up to 99.9%. Contour combines an extensive range of colour-paints is with BioCote® for a durable, high-quality finish.
Contour’s heating solutions offer secure, single-person quick access to radiator guard interiors for regular deep cleaning and maintenance. Each year, Contour save the NHS millions of pounds in cleaning costs, therefore delivering cleaner, safer environments. Contour is redefining the marketplace and therefore many regard us as a design and innovation leader within the industry.
Contour has a quality- first philosophy. Our customer-focused team possess a ‘can-do’ attitude, they take pride in developing solutions for your heating requirements.
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