An antimicrobial surface contains an antimicrobial agent that inhibits the ability of microorganisms to grow on the surface of a material. Such surfaces are becoming more widely investigated for possible use in various settings including clinics, industry, and even the home.
The most common and most important use of antimicrobial coatings has been in the healthcare setting for sterilisation of medical devices to prevent hospital associated infections. In addition to medical devices, bio metric devices, linens and clothing can provide a suitable environment for many bacteria, fungi, and viruses to grow when in contact with the human body which allows for the transmission of infectious disease.
The antimicrobial Treatment has done using release of nano-particles of Silver ion, from the surface. Since multiple people use the device in common area, it will help avoid any infection.
It is finishing process wherein the anti-microbial additive is painted over the device surface like a paint. It will last for 1 or 2 years depending on the usage. With each usage the silver ion particles will be released and provide protection to the user from germs.