Sanitized

ANTIBACTERIAL TREATMENT
THAT ELIMINATES 99,9% OF THE BACTERIA.
 
Polyrey is certified by a leading label with tried and tested efficacy in the textile and plastic sectors. The certificate delivered by Sanitized AG is renewed annually after laboratory tests. These strict controls impose consistent quality, carefully monitored par our own laboratory.

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ALL POLYREY’S PRODUCTS ARE ANTIBACTERIAL SANITIZED® GRADE
Incorporated in the material to guarantee life-time antibacterial protection, this biocide additive does not affect the technical and design performance of our treated products.

It is a technological innovation which Polyrey was able to conduct thanks to an integrated manufacturing process, including the manufacture of our own resins.

As part of our standard conditions, with no extra cost, added delay or minimum quantity required, all our products receive antibacterial treatment*:
 
  • Melamine faced Boards
  • High pressure laminate (HPL)
  • Compact laminate
  • High-pressure laminate bonded board

 

99.9% OF BACTERIA ELIMINATED WITHIN 24 HOURS
 
  • Escherichia coli (ATCC® 8739TM) LOG 4,5
 
  • Pseudomonas aeruginosa (ATCC ® 15442TM) LOG 4,9
 
  • Klebsiella pneumoniae (ATCC® 4352TM) LOG 4,7
 
  • Salmonella enteritidis (ATCC® 13076TM) LOG 4,2
 
  • Listeria monocytogenes (ATCC® 15313TM) LOG 3,8
 
  • Staphylococcus aureus (ATCC® 6538PTM) LOG 4,3
 
  • Staphylococcus aureus MRSA (ATCC® 33592TM) LOG 4,7
SUITABLE FOR PUBLIC-ACCESS BUILDINGS IN ALL SECTORS

The Sanitized antibacterial treatment is perfectly suited to all sectors with buildings open to the public: hospitality, restaurants, schools, offices and shops.  

 

  •  Resistant to heat and domestic cleaning products (bleach etc.)
  •  Certified food-safe.
  •  Certified skin safe
  •  Moisture resistant
  •  Combined with the properties of laminate, a water resistant material, it prevents the growth of mould and bacteria.
  •  Free from nanoparticules, the Ag+ ions integrated in the material are not soluble and present no danger for humans or the environment.
EFFICACY, SAFETY AND HYGIENE FOR HEALTHCARE FACILITIES
  • 24-hour efficacy tested to JIS Z 2801:2010
 
  •  99.9% of tested bacteria eliminated within 24 hours
 
  •  Certificate renewed yearly
 
  •  Complements cleaning and disinfection procedures
 
  •  Helps prevent healthcare-associated infections through contact with contaminated surfaces.
 
  •  Resistant to disinfectants (such as Anios/Ecolab) and medical products (Betadine®, etc.).

 

 
PERFORMANCE & CHARACTERISTICS

Hygienic

Suitable for food contact

Rotproof

Anti mould - fungus

Easy to clean

Suitable for public-access buildings

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Do I need to pay extra for antibacterial Polyrey products?
 
No. Because surface cleanliness has always been a priority for us, for more than a decade Polyrey's products have been antibacterial* at no extra charge. They are sold according to the usual conditions without any additional deadlines or minimum orders.
*Excludes Pur Metal laminate range
 
 
Is the Sanitized® antibacterial treatment safe for users?
 
Yes. It contains no nanoparticles, and the Ag+ ions the material contains are insoluble, non-allergenic and do not migrate. They have no effect on the respiratory system and are wholly safe for humans and the environment*.
The Sanitized® treatment contains a biocide based on an active substance called phosphate glass. This substance is not concerned by the REACH requirements, since we ensure that our suppliers only use substances that are safe. REACH is a European regulation on registering, evaluating and authorising chemicals.
 
 
Do antibacterial products need to be re-treated after a certain period?
 
No. The Sanitized® additive and its Ag+ ions are incorporated into the material to guarantee antibacterial protection throughout its lifespan, thus providing permanent protection that ensures active, durable germ control 24 hours a day. Polyrey succeeded in developing this technological innovation through its integrated manufacturing process, which includes manufacturing its own resins.
 
 
Are antibacterial products suited to high-humidity areas?
 
Yes. The Ag+ Sanitized® additive is incorporated into the material to guarantee antibacterial protection throughout its lifespan, thus providing permanent protection even after prolonged exposure to moisture. For example, Polyrey's compact HPL range is widely used for cubicles and lockers in high-humidity environments.
 
 
Are Sanitized® antibacterial products food-safe?
 
Yes. Polyrey has reports on tests conducted by an independent laboratory that confirm them to be food-safe. Polyrey's decorative panels are widely used in applications involving contact with food such as worktops and tables.
 
 
Is the Sanitized® antibacterial agent considered a chemical substance?
 
Yes. The Sanitized® antibacterial agent contains a biocide based on an active substance called phosphate glass. This substance is not concerned by the REACH requirements, since we ensure that our suppliers only use substances that are safe. REACH is a European regulation on registering, evaluating and authorising chemicals. Sanitized® antibacterial products are food- and skin-safe and pose no danger to humans or the environment.
 
 
How does the treatment work on bacteria?
 
The silver ions are encased in glass microbeads and incorporated into the material. They are activated on contact with ambient humidity. They then neutralise surface bacteria and block cell division, thereby limiting bacterial proliferation.
 
 
Do the surfaces need to be cleaned to activate the antibacterial protection?
 
No. The silver ions are encased in glass microbeads and incorporated into the material. They are activated on contact with ambient humidity. They are active 24 hours a day.
 
 
Could the Sanitized® antibacterial treatment lead to bacterial resistance?
 
No. To date, no bacterial resistance to silver has been observed in our daily environment even though silver has been used as an antibacterial agent for more than 2,000 years.
 
 
Does the Sanitized® antibacterial treatment contain nanoparticles?
 
No. The silver-containing Sanitized® antibacterial treatment is not based on nanotechnology and does not contain any nanoparticles.
Furthermore, an independent institute, Generic Latex Mesure, has certified that the particles used in the Sanitized® silver technology are not small enough to be considered nanometric. Polyrey can provide a certificate of conformity.
 
 
Does the Sanitized® antibacterial treatment stand up to cleaning protocols?
 
Yes. It can withstand environmental or hydrogen peroxide cleaning protocols, other disinfectants such as those marketed by Anios, Clinimax and Ecolab, and medical products like Betadine®.
 
 
Does the Sanitized® antibacterial treatment replace cleaning protocols?
 
No. It contributes to general cleanliness and complements cleaning and disinfection protocols.