College campus uses antimicrobial surface coating from AggreCoat Silver with Polygiene BioMaster

Publish date: 2 jun 2022

In light of the still ongoing pandemic, the College of the Marshall Islands (CMI) has acquired an antimicrobial surface coating and begun applying this throughout the campus. As educational institutions the world over continue their return to classrooms and lecture halls, hygiene is of paramount importance for students, educators and parents alike.

The coating, AggreCoat Silver, has been independently tested and shown to be effective at reducing microbial levels on a surface. When tested to ISO 21702:2019, it showed a reduction in SARS-CoV-2 on the surface of >82% after 6 hours and >95% after 24 hours when compared to a control. (SARS-CoV-2 is the virus that causes Covid-19).

Polygiene BioMasterTM silver ion technology disrupts the cell wall, blocks energy production and stops DNA replication, to inhibit the growth of bacteria on a surface. Bacteria tested include E. coli, Listeria and Salmonella.

Robert D. Friedman, President of AggreBind Inc, explains: “AggreCoat Silver was initially developed in 2015 to meet microbial and bacterial challenges. As the world changed, AggreCoat Silver advanced its technology to address today’s viral threats of SARS-CoV-2. We consider it the trifecta of coatings, where safety and hygiene are important. It is not a replacement for good housekeeping and good hygiene, AggreCoat Silver gives your surfaces that additional layer of protection.”       

Ulrika Björk, CEO of Polygiene Group adds: “As educational institutions the world over continue their return to classrooms and lecture halls, hygiene is of paramount importance for students, educators and parents alike. AggreCoat Silver with Polygiene BioMaster is a unique, long-lasting, surface coating that inhibits microbial growth, is safely and easily applied. It is ideal for high traffic public areas and we see a growing demand for this kind of technologies in public spaces.“

Press contact
Ulrika Björk, CEO, ulrika.bjork@polygiene.com, +46 (0)70-921 12 75
Kristina Kruhsberg, press officer, 
kristina.kruhsberg@polygiene.com, +46 (0)70-816 21 96

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Polygiene Group is the global leader in antimicrobial technologies and odor control solutions. We treat hard surfaces and textiles to ensure that your products are better protected and remain more hygienic, and you remain confidently fresh and odor-free. As the ingredient brand of choice, we work with over 500 global premium brands within our business areas of Product Protection and Freshness. We provide a wide range of technologies that increase the value of our customers products and enable consumers to live a more mindful life. We offer solutions and treatments for products with technologies such as: BioMaster, VeriMaster, ScentMaster, MasterPiece, BioStatic and OdorCrunch. Polygiene is listed on the Nasdaq First North Growth Market in Stockholm, Sweden. For more information: www.polygiene.com