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As an exclusive partner of Microban®, the global leader in built-in antimicrobial product protection, Armacell is the first manufacturer to present a highly flexible insulation material which provides additional protection against harmful bacteria, mould and mildew. The antimicrobially-active additives are built into specific ArmaFlex® products around the world at the manufacturing stage, which disrupt the cell growth of micro-organisms and permanently prevents bacteria, mould and mildew settling on the elastomeric insulation material.


Microbes - The Basics

Did you know that on unprotected surfaces bacteria can double its numbers every 20 minutes? And only when it has multiplied to the hundreds of thousands can it actually be seen by the naked eye. 

To tackle this, we infuse Microban technology into specific ArmaFlex® insulation products during the manufacturing process - the Microban® additive penetrates the cell wall of the microorganism, disabling its ability to grow and reproduce. 

Because Microban technology is built into the product, it works continuously to provide an added level of protection to keep the insulation cleaner for longer, and it never washes off or wears away so the antimicrobial protection lasts for the lifetime of the insulation.


Even better protection at no extra cost

Our ArmaFlex® insulating products that include Microban® antimicrobial protection have it as a standard feature at no additional cost to our valued customers. 

Microban technology provides an added level of protection against damaging mould growth to a product line that is already designed to minimise the potential for mould and mildew. The closed-cell foam structure of our material prevents the wicking of moisture — further reducing the likelihood of mould growth. In addition, the materials have always been 100 percent fibre-free and formaldehyde-free. 

With the Microban brand specifiers, building owners and contractors can be confident of the continuous, durable and effective antimicrobial product protection that provides an added level of defence against stains and odours caused by mould and mildew.


Safeguard indoor air quality (IAQ)

Ensuring healthy environments starts and ends with maintaining good indoor air quality. For ventilation or air-conditioning equipment in public buildings such as schools, hospitals, healthcare facilities, offices and airports, as well as the process industries in the pharmaceutical, food and beverage industries, selecting materials that prevent the formation of mould or the release of harmful particles or volatile organic compounds (VOC) into the air during HVAC system operation is essential. 

Insulation with Microban® antimicrobial protection is the ideal long-term solution. It has an ideal ratio of insulation values and optimal installation properties. To help professionals comply with green building certifications, we prioritise low-emission thermal insulation materials and continually test our products to ensure they meet the latest recommendations.


Microban® technology can be find in many of our ArmaFlex insulation products in different places around the world, including AF/ArmaFlex, AF/ArmaFlex Evo, AP/ArmaFlex, AP/ArmaFlex FS, AP/ArmaFlex SA, and more.

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