How Polygiene Works
09 Feb 2022
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What does Polygiene® mean?
Polygiene is a technology based on silver ion included on our Flowfresh cementitious polyurethane range.
How effective is Polygiene®?
Polygiene is proven to inhibit the growth of microbes by up to 99.99%.
Is Polygiene® safe?
Yes. It is based on silver ion technology, recognised for centuries with no harmful effects. Polygiene is used in medical, food and water applications.
What’s the difference between antimicrobial and antibacterial?
An antimicrobial inhibits the growth of, or destroys harmful micro-organisms such as bacteria, fungi and moulds. An antibacterial specifically prevents the growth of bacteria.
Has Polygiene® been tested?
Yes, repeatedly. Polygiene is tested to ISO standards. We also undertake on-going quality control tests and environmental trials.
How long is Polygiene® effective for?
Polygiene is effective for the intended lifetime of the product it’s added to. It is built-in and doesn’t wear off or leach out.
Does Polygiene® affect a product in any way?
No. You can’t see, smell or even taste Polygiene.
Can a Polygiene®-treated polymer be recycled?
Yes, it can be recycled effectively without any complications.
Is Polygiene® effective against antibiotic-resistant bacteria?
Yes. Polygiene has been proven to be affective to antibiotic-resistant bacteria such as resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and Vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus (VRE).
Is Polygiene® a substitute for regular cleaning?
No. Polygiene protects product surfaces in between cleans.
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