Ahmarra Joins The Battle Against Superbugs

Ahmarra Joins The Battle Against Superbugs

Infection control is important for all environments, whether it be a hospital, care home, school or hotel. Having recently completed a number of projects in these sectors, Ahmarra Door Solutions recognised the need to offer a finishing product that could help in the battle for infection control.

Ahmarra now offer ‘Hygienilac’ to all veneer finishes. Hygienilac is added to the wood lacquer and is the first anti-bacterial finish available in the UK that kills most species of bacteria, including the deadly MRSA, salmonella and E.coli. It also carries on killing them for the lifetime of the lacquer - as long as 10 years.

Hygienilac works by preventing the bacteria’s access to nutrients, so growth is inhibited and they will starve and die. It has a kill rate of 99.9 per cent over a 24-hour period and remains effective for years because of its inherently low water solubility. Its durability and robust qualities make it ideal in healthcare and education environments where infection control is a major concern.

As one of the UK's leading manufacturers of performance timber doorsets for the hotel, education and health sectors, Ahmarra is committed to creating and using pioneering new products such as Hygienilac. Particularly those that offer extra benefits for the health, education and commercial sectors whilst still meeting the strictest performance criteria of fire resistance, sound reduction and smoke control.

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