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See how new antibacterial products squash superbugs

July 6, 2020

Unicel Architectural, a manufacturer and installer of louvered glazing, skylights, and aluminum and timber curtain walls, already let you know about Vision Control®’s new high-density polyethylene thumbwheels containing Gaia 704 antibacterial compound, which controls or retards the growth of bacteria, fungus and algae.

See how new antibacterial products squash superbugs

Now is your chance to see this compound in action.

Check out the before and after photos of polymers, one with and one without Gaia 704, after 24 hours of exposure to the Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) superbug:


Both the samples above were incubated by manufacturer Phoenix Plastics for 24 hours at 98F. The treated polymer (on the left) had 99.99% less MRSA than the untreated sample (right).

Bacteria isn’t just a health hazard – because it can feed on plastics, it also causes degradations, staining, and odors detrimental to product integrity and long life.

If you’re interested in learning more about how antimicrobial building materials can promote good health and building longevity, let’s talk! Give us a call at 1-800-668-1580 or email us at vchan@unicelarchitectural.comto discuss how antimicrobial materials can help with your project.

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Company: UNICEL Architectural Corp.

Product: Specialty Glazing




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