Safe Touch - Door Handles with Anti-bacterial Coating for a leading Healthcare Brand

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It is common knowledge that we are surrounded by bacteria, which are microscopic, mostly single-celled organisms. Bacteria can be both beneficial as well as harmful to human beings. Harmful bacteria such as E.coli, salmonella, SARS, etc. can cause serious infections such as cholera, tetanus and various respiratory and gastric diseases. Bacteria thrive in warm and moist conditions. The use of anti-microbial or anti-bacterial agents is required to destroy them and prevent them from spreading.

One of the most common places where bacteria breed in profusion is publicly-used areas such as hotels, hospitals, railway stations, and airports. The most vulnerable of these are hospitals where many of the occupants already suffer from some illness. Hospitals, therefore, need to be extra careful and sanitized regularly and properly to ensure that bacteria are not allowed to breed. Despite all precautions, it is often not possible to completely prevent bacteria from breeding. Door handles and other exit mechanism, which are handled by a large number of people, are particularly susceptible to harbouring bacteria which can live for hours on the surface and transfer from one person to another.

Viewing this situation with concern, Dorset, a leading supplier of high-end architectural hardware solutions, set their R&D team the task of finding a solution to the problem. The result was Dorset Safe Touch, which is an imperceptible anti-microbial and anti-bacterial coated hardware. Safe Touch uses proven silver-based technology, innovated by Dorset, which prevents the spread of bacteria and other microbes. Safe Touch products are effective against a wide array of bacteria, mold, fungi, algae and mildew and provide protection against E.coli, SARS, MSRA, Salmonella, Listeria, C.difficile and various other bacterial spores.