Advancing Bathroom Drainage: The Role of AMBX against biofilm

AMBX Biofilm prevention

Advancing Bathroom Drainage: The Role of AMBX Anti-Microbial Technology
In the quest for superior bathroom drainage solutions, a significant inquiry has been directed at MatX by a prominent international player. The central question revolves around whether the AMBX anti-microbial technology can effectively prevent the formation of biofilm and other microbial growth in shower drains. Previous tests have already indicated promising results, leading to a sample production run incorporating this innovative technology.

The product in question is based on ABS plastic and has been manufactured with a mere 3% of the MatX additive in the sample run. These samples, along with control samples lacking the technology, have been dispatched to an independent laboratory. The objective is to determine the anti-microbial efficacy using the ISO 22196 test, a standard method for assessing the activity of antibacterial-treated plastics and other non-porous surfaces.

Biofilm, often recognized as a slimy layer, is notorious for its role in facilitating bacterial growth and contributing to unpleasant odors in bathroom environments. By integrating AMBX technology, MatX aims to block biofilm formation, thus potentially mitigating these issues. The initial laboratory tests are crucial in validating the anti-microbial properties of the AMBX-enhanced drainage solutions.

Following the lab-based evaluations, the products will undergo real-life testing scenarios to further assess their effectiveness. These real-world tests will help determine if the technology also controls bad odors commonly associated with bacterial growth in shower drains.

If successful, this innovation could mark a significant advancement in bathroom hygiene and maintenance, offering a reliable solution to a persistent problem. The collaboration between MatX and the international client underscores a commitment to enhancing the quality, safety and functionality of bathroom drainage systems through cutting-edge anti-microbial technology.


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