HygienicTouch door handle by Initial Singapore

HygienicTouch

HygienicTouch - Antibacterial door handle cover to reduce cross-contamination

A study by Michigan State University shows 95% of people cut corners when washing their hands. The germs on your hands can spread to up to 5 other handles and surfaces in the building - 80% of infectious diseases are spread through touch.

The most commonly found bacteria on door handles are E.coli, S.aureus, and Salmonella. Bacteria such as E.coli can cause infections and diarrhea, and S.aureus might cause infections such as bloodstream infections or pneumonia; as such, these bacteria should not be taken lightly because it might cause serious illnesses in us.

The Hygienic Touch door handles utilizes silver ion technology to kill bacteria in various ways. The silver ions are embedded in the antibacterial coating of the door handle, providing protection 24/7, keeping your employees and people safe from harmful bacteria.

HygienicTouch handles – Kills 99.99% of bacteria

Silver-ions antibacterial coating technology that kills 99.99% of bacteria*

When independently field tested in an office of 85 people on three high-traffic doors, Hygienic Touch was proven to be 96.4% cleaner than the standard door handles.

*ISO 22196:2011 tested to assess the bactericidal activity of antibacterial impregnated plastics using two types of cultures: 99.99% Staphylococcus aureus (S.aureus) & 99.99% Escherichia coli (E.coli).

Antibacterial silver ion technology – 96.4% cleaner than normal handles

As an inorganic, natural mineral, the element of silver has a widely recognized antimicrobial function. So, what are silver ions? Silver ions refer to silver atoms from which one or more electrons have been lost, and which exist in an ionic state. They have an oxidizing power and are often used in daily life for disinfection and sterilization.

There is evidence to suggest the application of silver-ions technology has the potential to complement strategies aimed at inhibiting the spread of germs and in turn illnesses such as stomach flu, MRSA and common cold.

Antimicrobial silver has been shown to kill bacteria in a number of different ways, such as reproduction and metabolism. By using silver ions which have been embedded into the antibacterial coating, we provide an extra layer of defence on touchable surfaces that works continuously 24/7.

When independently field tested in an office of 85 people on three high-traffic doors, Hygienic Touch was proven to be 96.4% cleaner than the typical standard door handles.

How it works

Key Benefits

  • Cleaner environment
  • Reduce staff sickness
  • Non-intrusive to door structure
  • Improves hygiene
  • No chemicals used

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