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Why Microban Protection?

The most popular rooms in the house are also popular for microbes. Higher humidity levels and an ample food source make the bathroom a hot spot for the growth of bacteria, mold and mildew. In fact on an unprotected surface, bacteria can double in number every 20 minutes!


Luxury Bath Systems from Hanke Brothers offer built-in Microban® antimicrobial product protection. Microban protection is built-in to shower and bathtub liners so it works 24/7 even between cleanings to keep your shower and bathtub cleaner by fighting the growth of stain and odor causing bacteria, mold and mildew. Microban technology is not designed to replace normal cleaning practices; it’s designed to provide an added level of cleanliness to keep your shower and bathtub cleaner for longer.


And unlike surface disinfectants which temporarily eliminate bacteria from a surface, Microban protection is built-in so it will never wash off or wear away, protecting your shower and bathtub for its lifetime.


How It Works

Microban® antimicrobial protection is infused into the acrylic liner during the manufacturing process, for 24/7 antimicrobial protection that will keep your shower and bathtub cleaner between cleanings. Even after normal cleanings, bacteria can quickly redeposit on surfaces. Microban antimicrobial protection works to penetrate the cell wall of the microorganism, affecting its ability to function, grow and reproduce. 



And, Luxury Bath shower and bathtub liners from Hanke Brothers are non-porous, keeping microbes from penetrating the surface while Microban antimicrobial technology keeps microbes from multiplying on the surface. 


With the Microban brand, you can be sure you’re getting continuous, durable and effective antimicrobial protection that provides an added level of defense against stain and odor causing microbes for the lifetime of your shower and bathtub.


How Microbes Grow

High humidity levels can make an unprotected surface an environment where bacteria can double in number every 20 minutes. And only when they’ve multiplied to hundreds of thousands, can they be seen by the naked eye.


Using a confocal microscope, below are images of bacteria growth on an unprotected surface and a surface infused with Microban® antimicrobial protection over a 24 hour period.



You can see how Microban® protection begins to work immediately, disrupting key bacterial cell functions so that the bacteria are unable to function, grow or reproduce on the surface. While on the unprotected surface, bacteria quickly multiply.


The best way to fight bacteria, mold and mildew growth on your shower and bathtub: practice good cleaning habits and look for Hanke Brothers' Luxury Bath shower and bathtub liners with built-in Microban protection for an added level of protection between cleanings.

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