Solutions by Topic: MicroShield®

MicroShield uses proven silver ion-based technology from Agion®, a leading provider of antimicrobial solutions, to stem the spread of bacteria and other microbes.

The Challenge:

Bacteria on door handle

The hardware on highly-trafficked door openings in buildings is a prime location for bacteria and other microbes. Door pulls, levers and exit devices are touched continuously by people going in and out. Organisms can live on these surfaces for hours.

The Solution:

To assist with reduction of these organisms, ASSA ABLOY Group companies offer MicroShield®, an anti-microbial coating for door hardware. MicroShield uses proven silver ion-based technology from Agion®, a leading provider of antimicrobial solutions, to stem the spread of bacteria and other microbes. MicroShield is effective against a broad range of:

  • Bacteria
  • Mold
  • Fungi
  • Algae
  • Mildew

 

 

How It Works

MicroShield is a silver ion-based hardware finish that continuously destroys organisms in three ways – by attacking the cell wall, interrupting metabolism and preventing reproduction.

Push-Pull PaddleEffective – Silver, the active ingredient, is an aggressive, broad-spectrum antimicrobial, even against drug resistant strains of bacteria.

Safe – The finish is EPA and NSF approved and FDA listed for use in medical and food preparation equipment.

Long-Lasting – Controlled release mechanism ensures continuous efficacy.

Stop the Growth of Microbes

MicroShield is available on products from  ASSA ABLOY Architectural Door Accessories, ASSA ABLOY Glass Solutions, Adams Rite,  Corbin Russwin, Sargent and Yale.

 

 

 

Efficacy Data - Bacterial Reduction

Bacterial Count

Treatment test

MicroShield Efficacy: These charts show an untreated stainless steel surface versus an Agion treated stainless steel surface that has been exposed to bacteria. There is significant bacteria reduction after 24 hours.(Source: Agion Technologies, Inc.)

 

The Agion antimicrobial is not intended as a substitute for good hygiene. Coated products must still be cleaned to ensure the surfaces will be free of destructive microbes. ASSA ABLOY makes no representations or warranties, express or implied, as to the efficacy of the Agion antimicrobial. A copy of the Agion warranty is available upon request. Agion is a registered trademark of Agion Technologies, Inc., Wakefield, MA, USA