Apreco adds SteriTouch antimicrobial protection to VARI-centric range

Helps keep cleanrooms and operating theatres free of bacteria

Apreco, a UK air pressure control specialist, has further cemented the relationship that it has had with SteriTouch since 2008 by using SteriTouch antimicrobial protection on its VARI-centric air pressure stabilisers.

The VARI-centric range, designed for the cleanroom, operating theatre and hospital setting, accurately controls the differential in air pressure between rooms, with blades that fully close as soon as it drops below the pre-set level.

Positive pressure allows sterile environments to be protected against infectious agents passing through open doors by providing high air volume rates across key open doorways as a fundamental principle of infection control, to form a basis to HTM 03-01 and HTM 2025.

Apreco and SteriTouch says they view antimicrobial protection as an essential benefit to a healthcare product, rather than a chargeable extra.

Apreco has recently switched from its own Apreco-Ag branding to the SteriTouch livery, following a 2011 Ipsos MORI survey which saw SteriTouch polled as the antimicrobial brand most associated with hygiene.

SteriTouch is a range of antimicrobial masterbatches, additives and coatings to reduce the growth of harmful organisms such as bacteria, mould and fungi, while remaining safe for even the most sensitive applications.

Based on established silver technology, SteriTouch is said to be particularly effective against illness-causing bacteria such as MRSA, E. Coli and Salmonella.