(PRWEB UK) 31 July 2014
Microban International, the global leader in built-in antimicrobial product protection, has secured a European patent relating to treated wallboard, increasing our portfolio of wallboard technology patents that include the United States, Canada, Mexico, China, Hong Kong, Australia, and Brazil. Relating generally to gypsum board and methods for making gypsum board, this patent covers the incorporation of an antimicrobial additive package into the wallboard to resist the growth of mould and mildew. The patented wallboard employs a two-part antimicrobial system and an innovative targeting approach to provide protection against mould, mildew and fungus.
“These types of product patents help us to develop new specific formulations for dealing with microbial issues that wallboard may have especially in humid or damp areas,” says Dr. Ivan Ong, VP Research & Development. “In wall board, fungal issues typically occur at the interface between the paper and the gypsum core. Fungal infiltration of this nature can occur without visual cues until it becomes extensive and damaging. The patent provides an effective and manufacturing-friendly method to deliver a combinatorial package of antimicrobial agents to specifically target microbial issues this interface.”
For more information on this new patent, please contact your Microban sales representative.
Microban International, Ltd. is a global technology and marketing company dedicated to enhancing high quality consumer, industrial and medical products with branded built-in protection from microbes. The Microban® brand is an important consumer trustmark for effective and long lasting antimicrobial protection. Microban International licenses the Microban® global brand name, sells custom-engineered compounds, and provides a range of services, including regulatory and marketing support. Microban International is headquartered in North Carolina with operations in North America, Europe and Asia.
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