MICROBAN® TECHNOLOGY. COMPLIANCE WITH SAFETY REGULATIONS
The use of Microban® antimicrobial technologies for Panariagroup PROTECT laminated porcelain and porcelain tiles is in full compliance with global regulatory bodies which govern the production applications and uses adopted by the market. In the United States, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has regulatory jurisdiction and in the EU, the biocidal active components of Microban® antimicrobial additives are notified in accordance with the Biocidal Products Regulation (BPR) No 528/2012 for the relevant product types in accordance with their end use application. The Microban® additive used in Panariagroup PROTECT ceramic tile products is also approved for use in direct food contact applications regulated under the Food Contact Materials Framework Regulation (EC) No. 1935/2004. It is also registered with the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) and FDA (Food and Drug Administration) in the United States of America.
THOROUGHLY TESTED APPLICATIONS
To substantiate the antimicrobial claims, Panariagroup and Microban® also use external independent laboratories which are highly specialized at carrying out ISO 22196 and ASTM E3031-15 testing, such as IMSL (Industrial Microbiological Services Limited) in the UK and Artest in Italy.
FREE TO FEEL GOOD
Microban® silver ion based technology, integrated into PROTECT antimicrobial surfaces, has a powerful action against bacteria but has no harmful effect on the environment nor human health and well-being.