Stay well and safe: Protect your carpet from microbial damage.
Hammer Carpets offer a permanent anti-microbial treatment that lasts for the life of the carpet. The Hammer Microbial Shield treatment is suitable for the entire selection of Hammer qualities.
These days, the global COVID-19 pandemic makes us all pay even more attention to wellbeing and personal safety. Not only are we conscious about how to protect ourselves against contamination from others, we also take drastic actions to avoid being disease carriers in risk of harming our fellow citizens. Most of us exploit this very special situation to find new and better ways of doing things in our private, social and work life. More than ever before, we realize and subsequently benefit from the strengths of innovative technology – also when it comes to carpets.
Make your carpet protect yourself and others.
When it comes to improving the indoor environment in any space fitted with carpet, Hammer Carpets strongly recommend the Microbial Shield treatment. Based on a unique and protective technology, this microbial contamination treatment provides protection from the mostly invisible yet always present mold, mildew, bacteria, fungi and yeasts. Furthermore, it prevents future problems from happening.
The key is the unique Hammer Microbe Shield technology. In contrast to the conventional weapons you use in the unending battle with microbial contamination (sanitizers, disinfectants, bleach and biocides), it is odorless, durable, professionally applied – and effective. Even more important, it has nearly 30 years of safe use solving problems in virtually every type of carpet installation.
Electrically charged swords
The active ingredient in the Microbe Shield product forms a colorless, odorless, positively charged polymer that molecularly bonds to the treated surface. You could think of it as a layer of electrically charged swords. When a microorganism comes in contact with the treated surface, the C-18 molecular sword punctures the cell membrane and the electrical charge shocks the cell. Since nothing is being transferred to the now dead cell, the antimicrobial does not lose strength and the sword is ready for the next cell to contact it.
Lasts for the entire lifetime of the carpet
The specific technology provides an effective initial microbial kill, but, unlike the conventional methods, it also provides long-term control of growth on treated surfaces. In fact, the Microbe Shield lasts for the lifetime of the carpet. However, abrasive or caustic (pH>10.5) cleaners will shorten effective life. Since the antimicrobial is permanently bound to the surfaces it protects, it does not leach from the fabric to the skin or into the environment. Extensive toxicological testing shows the antimicrobial does not cross the skin barrier.
Hammer´s Microbe Shield is applied in aqueous solution during manufacturing at Hammer Carpets. The anti-microbial treatment is suitable for the entire selection is and available from 200 m2.
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