The STERICUBE containing an antimicrobial (SteriTouch®) will restrict the growth of bacteria, fungi and mould. The purpose of the STERICUBE is not to create a sterile environment but to be effective against odour-causing bacteria. The tests at an independent laboratory are typically proven to be at least 99.9% effective.

How it works?

Silver ions embedded in the STERICUBE are released via ambient moisture and enter the cell membrane. The silver ions destabilise the cell, stop respiration and inhibit cell division, whilst blocking the replication of DNA, killing the cell.

The main founction of an antimicrobial product is to offer protection against a range of bacteria including E. coli, MRSA, Salmonella and Legionella, as well as black mould growth, biofilm and fungi. The additive eradicates the bacteria which cause contamination and infection, as well as those responsible for odours and staining. The antimicrobial effect also protects the product against degradation, extending its use.

How effective is it?

The polyethylene used for manufacturing of the STERICUBE containing SteriTouch® have been tested at an independent laboratory and prouved to be at least 99.9% effective against MRSA and E. coli (Test reports available on request)    

Once SteriTouch® has been incorporated into a STERICUBE it is essentially there to stay. Recent independent testing demonstrated no loss in antimicrobial performance even after 10 years of accelerated ageing.

Ionic silver based additives will not lose efficacy due to leaching or migration, and since they are evenly dispersed throughout the material even scratches and abrasion do not affect the antimicrobial performance. Importantly, SteriTouch® additives are unaffected by cleaning chemicals such as chlorine bleach, disinfectants and alcohol. Even harsh industrial products like methyl ethyl ketone do not diminish the antimicrobial properties.