Locks & Door Hardware
Weiser expands line of microban antimicrobial protection products
Weiser is now working on expanding the Microban partnership into keyless entry and smart lock lines
Weiser is continuing and expanding its partnership with Microban SilverShield technology, making its protection available to all consumers.
Weiser has been the exclusive residential lock partner of Microban for the past four years, improving the standard for door hardware. First announced at International Builders’ Show (IBS) 2016, Weiser was the first residential lock manufacturer to offer door hardware with Microban antimicrobial product protection.
Weiser is now working on expanding the Microban partnership into keyless entry and smart lock lines. Weiser plans to roll out these new products later this year.
Weiser products with Microban technology provide protection of the products through a unique coating innovation that will last for the lifetime of the hardware finish. Microban product protection works to keep the door handle cleaner, fighting against the growth of bacteria that would normally double in number every 20 minutes. The finish will also enhance hardware durability to maintain the look and quality of the hardware throughout the products’ lifetime.
“Homeowners and renters can worry less knowing they have 24/7 Microban antimicrobial product protection, making their Weiser product 99.9 per cent cleaner, and because this protection is included in our finishing process, homeowners don’t have to worry about reapplying every day,” said Dave Smith, senior marketing manager, locks & hardware, for Spectrum Brands Inc. – hardware and home improvement division. “Weiser is dedicated to all facets of safety for its consumers and this includes protection against surface bacteria growth with Microban product protection.”
Benefits of Weiser Door Hardware with Microban Technology:
- Proactive Protection: Bacteria can double every 20 minutes on an unprotected surface. Microban “silver-glass” technology is incorporated during manufacturing process and permanently binds the silver ions to the coating. Treated hardware continuously inhibits the growth of bacteria on the surface creating a cleaner product. Homeowners that install Weiser hardware with Microban antimicrobial product protection are proactively protecting a frequently touched door surface, which helps to reduce the growth of microbes on the surface of the hardware.
- Enhanced Durability: Weiser is committed to providing homeowners durable hardware that meets or exceeds industry standards. Weiser products that feature Microban Technology meet BHMA standards and extend the lifetime of the product.
Microban product protection is available on select Weiser products, including knobs, levers and a deadbolt and finishes. Architects, designers, builders and homeowners can purchase Weiser products with Microban technology at select retailers.