Formica Group Launches Laminate Antimicrobial Collection

Formica Group has launched its Formica® Laminate Antimicrobial Collection to meet the demand for antimicrobial surface protection. The series presents 20 laminate designs with BioCote® technology to guard against odor- and stain-causing microbes.

Available in the U.S. and Mexico, the collection uses BioCote, a silver-ion-based technology that is embedded directly into the product surface. BioCote offers protection throughout the entire product warranty, has been used safely for more than 20 years and is approved by the FDA for use in food manufacturing, processing and handling environments.

“Patrons are increasingly aware of what’s accumulating on frequently used surfaces in high-traffic environments, and designers are looking for solutions that don’t compromise on style,” said Mark Ferguson, Director of North American Innovation and Technology at Formica Corporation. “Formica surfaces have always been loved for their resiliency and cleanability, and these new antimicrobial options bring peace of mind through added function and durability with another layer of protection.”

According to the company the Formica Laminate Antimicrobial Collection was proven in testing to inhibit the growth of odor- and stain-causing bacteria on the surface after 24 hours. The collection also significantly prevented odor-causing mold and mildew growth over the 28-day exposure period.

The collection is available in 20 design options ranging from solids to patterns and woodgrains. It is suitable for a variety of settings and is now available for purchase at participating distributors and retailers.

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