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Esco's Containment Cabinets to Feature Anti-Microbial Powder-Coating

Esco Safety Cabinet

Esco Biotech is the first manufacturer of biohazard safety cabinets across the world to introduce the BioCote® anti-microbial powder-coating.

BioCote Ltd holds international patents for anti-microbial powder-coating with active agents effective against a wide range of micro-organisms. The active ingredient in BioCote® powder coating is the element silver in the form of silver ions, which is an extremely effective anti-microbial with low toxicity against non target organisms.

Silver ions in the powder coating bind to cells of micro-organisms and effectively interrupt their critical functioning, thus inhibiting growth of potentially hazardous bacteria, moulds and fungi.

BioCote® is effective against a wide range of bacteria and fungi including E. coli, Staphylococcus aureus (including MRSA), Pseudomonas and Listeria. As BioCote® is built in to the powder-coating, the effectiveness of the active agents last throughout the usable lifetime of the cabinet.

As part of Esco Biotech's continuous efforts in improving our products, BioCote® antimicrobial powder-coating adds another safety dimension to our containment cabinets by minimising microbial contamination of internal cabinet areas thus enhancing operator and product protection. The new powder-coating will also minimise contamination of the cabinet surfaces during regular usage. However BioCote® surfaces are not a replacement for good cleaning practices.

BioCote® anti-microbial powder-coating is now available on selected Esco cabinets.


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Posted: May 5, 2004
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