Silver Defender Products are antimicrobial protected films that can adhere to a variety of surfaces. They are designed to be used on high-touch shared surfaces in high-traffic areas. The tape is designed to cover these surfaces with an antimicrobial film to help stop the transmission of bacteria. It also prevents mold, mildew, and fungi.
How Does Silver Defender Tape Work?
Silver Defender tape is embedded with silver ions. The silver ions provide a cleaning power that is activated by light, air pressure, and touch. They create an antimicrobial layer that protects surfaces.
But how exactly do silver ions keep surfaces clean? Unlike atomic silver which is inert, silver ions are very active. According to the medical book Advanced Textiles for Wound Care, “Silver ion is a highly reactive moiety, and avidly binds to tissue proteins, causing structural changes in bacterial cell walls and intracellular and nuclear membranes.”
This is why the silver ion is commonly used as an antimicrobial agent in a wide variety of applications. For example, it is the most common antimicrobial agent used in burn wound care in the western world. It is also used to control legionella in hospital potable water systems. In Silver Defender Tape, it is used to create an antimicrobial layer to cover high-touch surfaces.
Silver Defender Tape only needs to be replaced every 90 days. It is easy to install and remove. Watch our installation video below to see how easy it is to apply to a push plate on a door.
Where Can Silver Defender be Installed?
Silver Defender can be installed on nearly any smooth surface that is susceptible to becoming a germ breeding ground. Most commonly, it is used in transportation, education, business, and retail facilities.
Silver Defender Installation Video
Silver Defender Products
Shown in the installation video is the 4-inch Silver Defender Tape. We also carry 2-inch Silver Defender Tape. Give us a call to learn more about ordering other Silver Defender products.
2-inch Silver Defender Tape
2-inch wide x 60 yard roll
For use on push bars, elevator buttons, bathroom handles, toilet handles, water fountains, etc.
4-inch Silver Defender Tape
4-inch wide x 60 yard roll
For use on push/pull flat handles, handicap push plates, sink handles, mail cart handles, refrigerator door handles, etc.
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