Weiser is expanding its partnership with Microban SilverShield technology to offer door hardware with Microban antimicrobial product protection. The innovation is available in select Weiser products and finished to help inhibit the growth of bacteria on frequently touched door hardware surfaces in the home.
Weiser, which has been the exclusive residential lock partner of Microban for the past four years, first announced these products at the International Builders' Show (IBS) 2016. Since then, the company says the line has received great feedback from architects, designers, builders, and homeowners. Weiser is now working on expanding the Microban partnership into keyless entry and smart lock lines, with plans to roll out new products later this year.
Weiser products with Microban technology have a unique coating innovation that will last for the lifetime of the hardware finish, says the company. Microban product protection works continuously to keep the door handle cleaner, fighting against the growth of bacteria that would normally double in number every 20 minutes. The finish will also enhance hardware durability to maintain the look and quality of the hardware throughout the products' lifetime.
"Homeowners and renters can worry less knowing they have 24/7 Microban antimicrobial product protection, making their Weiser product 99.9 per cent cleaner, and because this protection is included in our finishing process, homeowners don't have to worry about reapplying every day," says Dave Smith, Senior Marketing Manager, Locks & Hardware, for Spectrum Brands Inc. - Hardware and Home Improvement Division. "Weiser is dedicated to all facets of safety for its consumers and this includes protection against surface bacteria growth with Microban product protection."
Microban "silver-glass" technology is incorporated during manufacturing process and permanently binds the silver ions to the coating. Treated hardware continuously inhibits the growth of bacteria on the surface creating a cleaner product. The products also meet BHMA standards and extend the lifetime of the product.
Microban product protection is currently available on select Weiser products, including knobs, levers and a deadbolt and finishes.