Trelleborg has reportedly developed a system for polyurethane (PU) materials that has anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-mold properties. According to the company, AMV Shield can provide up to 99.9% bacteria and virus reduction, protecting against microbes including MRSA, Influenza A H1N1, VRE, C-Difficile and E Coli.

The AMV Shield system uses specially prepared silver particles to embed anti-microbial nano particles into Trelleborg’s polyurethane materials. The material can be integrated into the company’s polyurethane and recyclable thermoplastic polymer materials to provide passive anti-microbial protection for a range of applications such as handles and grab rails, Trelleborg said.

This story uses material from Trelleborg, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.