Products made of soft PVC are subjected to huge stress factors that negatively impact functionality and aesthetics. Sun and rain have long ceased to be the only culprits of material fatigue. A wide variety of microbes are aggressors that can cause severe damage to materials — even PVC material used indoors.
Microbes love soft PVC and use it as a source of food. An abundance of microbes settle on the surfaces like floor coverings, upholstery made with artificial leather, conveyor belts, sheets, coated surfaces, tarpaulins, swimming pool liners, or even roofs. Bacteria, fungi, yeasts, and algae make surfaces unhygienic by forming a biofilm. Stains and color bleeding (pink stain) are additional undesired side effects. And that’s only the aesthetic aspect. Surface functionality is impacted too, microbes destroy the surface structure of PVC products in their search for food, which can results in premature material fatigue and damage. This could even be vital to safety in industries such as the architecture.
Ensure your PVC material is functional and aesthetically intact for many years to come with the antimicrobial Sanitized® PL 14-32. Its effectiveness has been successfully proven in various product categories.
Up to 50,000 tests are performed in-house each year at SANITIZED AG in order to verify its effectiveness against destructive microbes. In our whitepaper, you will find comprehensive information about how antimicrobial soft PVC can improve hygiene management, look like new and keep its functional performance for longer.