Given these concerns, Reynaers Aluminium now provides a long-lasting antiviral, antibacterial and antifungal surface treatment for the Touch and Horizon handle ranges. The combination of the protection against these three types of microorganisms is labelled “antimicrobial”.
This new finish is available on our 2 handle ranges Touch and Horizon, so we can offer this solution for almost all opening types. The antimicrobial finish is available on all existing colours and types of our powder coating and anodization finishes and requires the same maintenance. The aesthetics of your system are preserved, as it will not affect the visual appearance of the final product.
This antimicrobial activity is achieved by silica-based nanoparticles and a bioactive agent, incorporated in the powder coating or anodization. Thoroughly tested by independent European laboratories according to ISO22196, it’s application is proven to significantly reduce the risk of pathogen transfer.
Working in parallel with all Reynaers products ensuring a maximum safety-level of building elements is one of Reynaers’ top priorities. To be able to closely follow-up all testing activities, Reynaers created a dedicated test centre in which all tests are monitored rigorously. Apart from the internal testing facilities, the Reynaers Institute provides full support for testing at external test labs. Extensive advice and support, manufacturing of test elements, installation on location,… it’s all part of Reynaers’ expertise.
Therefore, buildings with more dense and fast-changing population like healthcare, aged care and hospitals will benefit most from it.