Wainscoting Direct

  • Continuous Thermally Fused Decorative Laminates
  • with Antimicrobial Protection
  • 1. Thermally Fused decorative laminates that resist attack by microorganisms such as bacteria, mold
  • and mildew that can cause odors, stains and degradation of the laminate.
  • 2. Antimicrobial protection is built in during the manufacturing process and is designed to last for the
  • useful life of the laminate. Distinct from surface coatings, will not wash or wear off. It is not a
  • temporary “treatment.” It is incorporated directly into the polymer’s molecular structure. Protection
  • does not alter physical properties of laminate in any way.
  • 3. Antimicrobial protection will not wear off and because it is not water-soluble, it cannot be washed
  • away. The materials stay active for the life of the laminate and provide continuous antimicrobial
  • protection. If the surface of the laminate were to be scrubbed or abraded, more antimicrobial agent
  • would migrate to the surface from the interior, and the surface protection against microbes would be
  • renewed. This process can be repeated over the laminate life.
  • 4. The antimicrobial additives function by damaging the cytoplasmic membrane of thin-walled
  • microorganisms such as bacteria, yeast, molds and fungi, and this causes leakage that disrupts their
  • ability to grow and reproduce.
  • 5. Antimicrobial protection can be found in consumer, industrial and medical devices around the world
  • and has a long history of safe usage.
  • 6. Promising markets are residential, schools, government and health care.