Ideal wherever control of bacteria, molds, mildew or fungi is important.
Harmful microorganisms are all around us.We are surrounded by a multitude of dangerous microscopic organisms. New types of bacteria and the resurgence of historically hazardous organisms have raised the importance of controlling the spread of microbes wherever possible. Many workplace settings are at risk for spreading diseases.
- Bacteria can survive on medical charts for up to three months.
- Recent testing of dental charts showed that 71% were positive for bacterial growth.
- One bacterium can reproduce to one billion bacteria in just 10 hours.
- Office staff are at risk when handling contaminated files.
Control of microorganism growth is important in many environments.Diligence in the efforts to control the spread of microorganism is important in a wide variety of working environments. Preventive steps must be taken to reduce the risk of contamination by looking for ways to eliminate harmful organisms wherever they may exist.
What types of organizations need to control bacteria growth?People working in medical and scientific settings are potentially exposed to much higher concentrations of human pathogens than the general public. Organizations that handle food or pharmaceuticals need to use extra care to ensure that contamination sources are controlled. Settings where frequent human interaction occurs are also at risk for the spread of harmful microorganisms.
Hospitals and Clinics
- Dental Offices
- Day Care Facilities
- Food Service Environments
- Research Laboratories
- Pharmaceutical Companies
- Museums (Archivists)
Smead antimicrobial filing products effectively guard against the growth of microorganisms, mold and mildew.An exclusive treatment is applied to paper stock to create a material that is toxic to nearly all infectious bacteria, fungi, molds and mildews.
How does it work?
Efficacy test - Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA-Methicillin Resistant) - 24 hour incubation.
Bacteria colonies remaining after 24 hour exposure to both papers. The test showed a 90% reduction of bacteria colonies for the Antimicrobial paper as compared to the untreated paper.
- Antimicrobial treatment permeates the entire folder, protecting both inside and out.
- High moisture levels increase the bacteria killing power of the antimicrobial treatment.
- Antimicrobial treatment is inorganic and does not migrate out of the paper.
- EPA registered and FDA approved treatment is friendly to the environment.
Benefits of Smead Antimicrobial products:
- Guards against the growth of odor causing organisms. Acid-free stock prevents folders from degrading.
- Antimicrobial treatment does not wear out; filing supplies stay fresh during long term storage.
- Effective in storage areas subject to high humidity and moisture.
- Silver zeolite compounds used in the treatment kill most bacteria they contact.
Choose the Smead antimicrobial solution that best suits your filing requirements.A variety of antimicrobial filing supplies are available. Standard top-tab folders work well for general filing applications, while end-tab style file folders and jackets are favorites of health care and dental professionals. Pocket style and fastener folders protect contents by holding them securely in the file. Schools and day care facilities find the colored wallets and two-pocket portfolios especially useful. Take a look at your document usage to determine which filing products best suit your needs.
Custom antimicrobial productsSmead can also make other filing products to your specifications using antimicrobial treated stock. Contact Sahler for details.
Smead antimicrobial products use SilverCo antimicrobial product protection, patent pending.