MicroShield® Antimicrobial Coating MicroShield uses proven silver ion-based technology from Agion®, a leading provider of antimicrobial solutions, to stem the spread of bacteria and other microbes. The Challenge: The hardware on highly-trafficked door openings in buildings is a prime location for bacteria and other microbes. Door pulls, levers and exit devices are touched continuously by people going in and out. Organisms can live on these surfaces for hours. The Solution: To assist with reduction of these organisms, ASSA ABLOY Group Companies offer MicroShield®, an anti-microbial coating for door hardware. MicroShield uses proven silver ion-based technology from Agion®, a leading provider of antimicrobial solutions, to stem the spread of bacteria and other microbes. MicroShield is effective against a broad range of: Bacteria Mold Fungi Algae Mildew How It Works: MicroShield is a silver ion-based hardware finish that continously destroys organisms in three ways - by attacking the cell wall, interupting metabolism and preventing reproduction. Effective - Silver, the active ingredient, is an aggressive, broad spectrum antimicrobial, even against drug resistant strains of bacteria. Safe - The finish is EPA and NSF approved and FDA listed for use in medical and food preparation equipment. Long Lasting - Controlled release mechanism ensures continous efficacy. Stop the Growth of Microbes MicroShield is available on products from ASSA ABLOY Architectural Door Accessories, ASSA ABLOY Glass Solutions, Adams Rite, Corbin Russwin, SARGENT, and Yale. Efficacy Data - Bacterial Reduction MicroShield Efficacy: These charts show an untreated stainless steel surface versus an Agion treated stainless steel surface that has been exposed to bacteria. There is significant bacteria reduction after 24 hours. (Source: Agion Technologies, Inc.) The Agion antimicrobial is not intended as a substitute for good hygiene. Coated products must still be cleaned to ensure the surfaces wlll be free of destructive microbes. ASSA ABLOY makes no representations or warranties, expressed or implied, as to the efficacy of the Agion antimicrobial. A copy of the Agion warranty is available upon request. Agion is a registered trademark of Agion Technologies, Inc., Wakefield, MA, USA.