How Silver Ion Works

13th May 2020

In these unprecedented times, different types of technology are in the forfront of our minds as we look to combat bacteria and help the country return back to some form of normality. one of those technologies is silver ion – which we use in some of our coatings as an anti-microbial force.

The below diagrams shows how Silver Ion (we use a technology called Steritouch) works.

SteriTouch - how silver ion technology works
Silver ions embedded in the material substrate are released via ambient moisture and enter the cell membrane.

SteriTouch - how silver ion technology works
Silver ions destabilise cell membrane, stop respiration and inhibit cell division, whilst blocking the replication of DNA.

This technology is used in our anti-bacterial coating which is applied to our sneeze screens, desk partitions, desk covers and more.

You an also find out more about Steritouch by visiting this link (external).