Traditional antimicrobial coatings contain toxic biocides such as organic compounds, halogens and heavy metals which are (slowly) released into the environment to poison the microbes. Unlike traditional biocides, MyCroFence does not poison microbes but interacts with microbes in a physical way and ensures a non-stop and safe antimicrobial protection. Coatings or paints with MyCroFence Inside can therefore be used effectively on walls in virtually any environment such as bathrooms, kitchens, schools and sports facilities.

Technology that acts like a cactus

MyCroFence antimicrobial technology forms a positively charged polymer which is built into the polymer backbone of the resin. This may be visualised as a layer of cationic needles, like the needles of a cactus. When a microbe comes in contact with the treated surface, MyCroFence “cactus needles” puncture the cell membrane, eventually leading to cell death of the microbe. Since the "needles" are not transferred to the now dead cell, the antimicrobial keeps its strength and the MyCroFence “needles” are ready for puncturing the next cell.