12″ Antimicrobial Durable Dustpan
12″ antimicrobial open dustpan made with impact resistant polypropylene for tough and food contact environments. The plastic is 0.12″ thick (typical domestic dustpans are about 0.05″ thick), and is even thicker at the lip, to ensure absolute straightness, and durability. The pan is 6″ deep, and has a 5″ gripped, easily held handle. All plastics in the anti-microbial cleaning tool contain the additive, including the brush filaments and handles(if attached).
Antimicrobial (Biomaster) Information
Based on silver-ion technology, Biomaster protects surfaces in the following three ways:
1. Disrupting growth by binding to the cell wall
2. Interrupting DNA, preventing replication
3. Interfering with and preventing enzyme production
These three modes of action ultimately lead to the bacteria’s death. What’s more, this inorganic antimicrobial is durable, long-lasting and non-leaching, making it perfectly safe for food contact. It has been successfully tested on most common organisms. Biomaster Antibacterial Technology is proven to be effective against: MRSA, Salmonella, E.coli, Legionella, Campylobacter, Listeria, Pseudomonas and more.
‘An antimicrobial is an agent that kills microorganisms or stops their growth’. It prevents the growth or of destroys a wide range of microbes such as bacteria, fungi and moulds. This mustn’t be confused with an ‘antibacterial’ that specifically prevents the growth of bacteria.
Antimicrobial products are used in many environments such as hospitals, care homes, schools, gyms and offices but the benefits have been identified within the food industry to reduce the risk of food poisoning. With the increasing awareness of the need to improve hygiene levels the demand for antimicrobial cleaning tools is growing. Antimicrobial hygiene tools effectively inhibit the growth of bacteria on the surface of the product.
Hillbrush has worked in conjunction with Addmaster to develop a range of cleaning tools that are manufactured using the antimicrobial additive technology. By incorporating into the range of anti-microbial cleaning tools, Hillbrush can offer an effective antimicrobial protection for the effective lifetime of the products helping to reduce or add to microbial loading on equipment.
Important Note: The antimicrobial additive is not a replacement for good cleaning practices and manual effective cleaning is still key but by cleaning with anti-microbial cleaning tools, bacteria survival on the cleaning equipment is reduced and is constantly working in-between cleans.