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shutterstock_189633416BRIGHTLINE THERMOPLASTIC WITH  ANTIMICROBIAL PROTECTION

BRIGHTLINE CASEWORK THERMOPLASTIC  is formulated with an additive that continuously fights the growth and spread of microbes such as odor and stain causing bacteria, mold and mildew.

Without Microban

Without protection

Microban

With protection

WHAT IS  ANTIMICROBIAL PRODUCT PROTECTION?
Our products contain active ingredients which are incorporated into the polymer structure when Brightline thermoplastic is manufactured. The additive is homogeneously distributed throughout the material, enabling it to provide antimicrobial protection across the entire surface area and into the substrate. When microbes come in contact with a Brightline thermoplastic surface the active ingredient penetrates the cell wall, affecting the cells ability to function, grow and reproduce.

Our additive is not OBPA (arsenic) or TBT (Tributyltin) based. It is an organic-based Triclosan product that has proven to be the most effective and safe product, lasting the life of the thermoplastic material. Triclosan has a 30-year safety record and has proven to be one of the most effective and safe antimicrobials on the market. Triclosan is commonly found in toothpaste, hand soaps, and many other household products.

HOW DOES ANTIMICROBIAL PROTECTION WORK?
Triclosan is a broad spectrum bacteriostatic and fungistatic additive. As a halogenated bisphenol, it affects the metabolic and biochemical processes of bacteria, mold and yeast. The active ingredient had been clinically documented to be effective against a non-comprehensive list of organisms. A sample of the Minimum Inhibitory Concentration (MIC) against selected microorganisms is shown on the following pages. These values are typical MIC number and may vary in actual use applications.

BRIGHTLINE© 3D LAMINATE WITH ANTIMICROBIAL PROTECTION

Gram Negative
Achromobacter sp. 3.0mg/ml
Brucella suis 0.03mg/ml
Escherichia coli 0.3mg/ml
Escherichia freundii <100mg/ml
Haemophilus influenzae 33.0mg/ml
Klebsiella aerogenes 0.3mg/ml
Klebsiella edwardsii 0.3mg/ml
Klebsiella pneumoniae 0.3mg/ml
Moraxella duplex 0.01mg/ml
Moraxella glucidolytica 0.3mg/ml
Moraxella Iwoffi 0.1mg/ml
Neisseria catarrhalis 330.mg/ml
Pasteurella pseudotuberulosis 10.0mg/ml
Pasteurellla septica 0.1mg/ml
Proteus mirabilis 0.3mg/ml
Proteus morganii 10.0mg/ml
Proteus rettgeri 33mg/ml
Proteus vulgaris 0.1mg/ml
Pseudomona aeruginosa >1000mg/ml
Pseudomonas fluorescens >100mg/ml
Salmonella paratyphi 0.3mg/ml
Salmonella pullorum 0.3mg/ml
Salmonella typhi 0.3mg/ml
Salmonella typhimurium 0.3mg/ml
Serratia marcescens >100mg/ml
Shigella dysenteriae 0.1mg/ml
Shigella flexneri 0.3mg/ml
Vibrio cholerae 10mg/ml
Vibrio eltor 10mg/ml

 

Gram Positive
Actinomyces naeslundii 1.0 mg/ml
Bacillus subtilis 0.1 mg/ml
Clostridium difficile 5.0 mg/ml
Corynebacterium acnes 3.0 mg/ml
Corynebacterium diphtheriae 3.0 mg/ml
Dermatophilus congolensis 1.0 mg/ml
Enterococous tailcalis 10 mg/ml
Ersipelothrix rhusiopathiae 3.0 mg/ml
Lactobacillus sp. 33.0 mg/ml
Listeria monocytogenes 3.0 mg/ml
Micrococcus lysodeikticus 3.0 mg/ml
Micromonospora chalcea 0.1 mg/ml
Mycobacterium smegmatis 1.0 mg/ml
Mycobacterium tuberculosis 100 mg/ml
Mycoplasma hominis 1000 mg/ml
Mycoplasma orale 1000 mg/ml
Nocardia asteriodes 1.0 mg/ml
Sarcina lutea 3.0 mg/ml
Staphylococcus aureus 0.01 mg/ml
Staphylococcus 0.6 mg/ml
Staphylococcus epidermis 0.05 mg/ml
Streptococcus faecalis 3.0 mg/ml
Streptococcus pyogenes 3.0 mg/ml
Streptomyes coelicolor 3.0 mg/ml

 

Fungus & yeast
Aspergillus fumigatus 10 mg/ml
Aspergillus niger 30 mg/ml
Blastomyces dermatitidis 3 mg/ml
Candida albicans 3-33 mg/ml
Candida brumptii 10 mg/ml
Candida dattila 10 mg/ml
Candida famata 10 mg/ml
Candida guillermondii 33 mg/ml
Candida parakrusei 3 mg/ml
Candida parapsilosis 33 mg/ml
Candida pulcherrima 33 mg/ml
Candida stellatoidea 10 mg/ml
Candida tropicallis 10 mg/ml
Candida utilis 33 mg/ml
Cryptococcus neoformans 10 mg/ml
Epidermophyton floccosum 10 mg/ml
Hansenula anomala 10 mg/ml
Keratinomyces ajelloi 10 mg/ml
Microsporum canis 1-1 mg/ml
Microsporum cookei 33 mg/ml
Microsporum gypseum 10 mg/ml
Microsporum nanum 10 mg/ml
Neurospora sitophilia 0.1 mg/ml
Penicillium egyptiacum 33 mg/ml
Pichia Farinosa 33 mg/ml
Shigella sonnei 0.1 mg/ml
Schizosaccharomyces pombe 3 mg/ml
Sporotrichum schencki 3-10 mg/ml
Trichophyton concentricum 10 mg/ml

WHY IS ANTIMICROBIAL PROTECTION IMPORTANT

In health care and educational environments, preventing the growth and spread of microbes – including odor and stain causing bacteria and fungi – is particularly important. Antimicrobial protection is a distinct benefit in areas where cleanliness matters.

WHAT DOES THIS MEAN TO YOU AND YOUR CUSTOMERS?
Brightline thermoplastic with Triclosan inhibits the growth and spread of microbes, making it easier to keep your products more hygienic between cleanings.

Triclosan is manufactured by the world’s leading provider of safe, durable and effective antimicrobial solutions.

NEMA LD3 COMPARISON FOR BRIGHTLINE THERMOPLASTIC

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) Standards have been adopted in the public interest and are designed to eliminate misunderstandings between the manufacturer and the purchaser of high-pressure decorative laminates (HDPL) and to assist the purchaser in selecting and obtaining the proper product for their particular needs.

BRIGHTLINE HD BRIGHTLINE WOODGRAIN
LD3.3 Light Resistance – xenon arc No Effect No Effect
LD3.4 Cleanability Resistance (Sum of Scores) 9 14
LD3.4 Stain Resistance (Reagents 1-10) No Effect No Effect Reagent 3 Severe Effect
LD3.4 Stain Resistance (Reagents 11-15) No Effect No Effect
LD3.5 Boiling Water Resistance Severe Effect No Effect
LD3.6.3 High Temperature Resistance (oil) Moderate Effect Moderate Effect
LD3.7.2 Linear Glass Scratch Resistance <50g <50g
LD3.7.3 Diamond Scratch Resistance 3 2
LD3.8 Ball Impact Resistance (mm) >3000 >3000
LD3.9 Dart Impact Resistance (mm) >1075 >875
LD3.9 Dart Impact Resistance (mm) >1075 >875
LD3.10.2 Radiant Heat Resistance – Coil (sec) 46 43
LD3.10.3 Radiant Heat Resistance – Strip (sec) 47 51
LD3.11 Dimensional Change (MD) 0.26% 1.05%
LD3.12 Dimensional Stability (MD) 0.07% 0.08%
LD3.13 Wear Resistance (cycles) 3700 650
Misc. ASTM E-84 Surface Burning Characteristics Class 1/A Class 1/A

 

BRIGHTLINE THERMOPLASTIC LAMINATE

BRIGHTLINE THERMOPLASTIC LAMINATE IS IDEAL FOR HIGH TRAFFIC ENVIRONMENTS.

IT IS

  • Chemically resistant
  • Impact resistant
  • Abrasion-resistant
  • Fully recyclable
  • Scratch resistant
  • Not brittle and won’t chip like plastic laminate
  • Standard with an antimicrobial formulation

USED IN

  • Medical device housings
  • Aircraft interiors
  • Equipment housings
  • Mass transit interiors
  • Healthcare interiors
  • Retail store fixtures
  • Truck cargo liners

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