An Educational Website on How to Prevent Harmful Microbial Growth
www.protectionagainstmicrobes.com is an initiative from Croda to support paint brand owners in advising architects, professional and do-it-yourself painters on how to prevent growth of harmful microbes in our everyday environment.This educational website offers useful background information and examples as to what causes microbial growth, the risks involved and what can be done to prevent the growth of of these destructing microorganisms on interior and exterior wall surfaces.
Architects, construction companies and building owners are facing the challenge to offer newly built and renovated buildings, schools and sports facilities a healthy indoor environment without negatively impacting society, the environment and the economy. Preventing the growth of harmful microbes both on exterior and interior wall surfaces will reduce the maintenance costs of buildings related to natural ageing and possible material damage.
Do-it-yourselfers wish to create a healthy family living environment hence this advisory online platform highlights the sensitive areas in houses such as bathrooms, kitchens and laundry rooms that are ideal places for microbes to develop. Also, condensation on windows or water leaks can also lead to microbes growing on window frames, or on walls and ceilings.
Croda has developed a safe and durable antimicrobial coatings technology MyCroFence™ that protects surfaces in living and working environments. An animation video explaining the natural mechanism of this novel coatings technology can also be found on www.protectionagainstmicrobes.com