Garran chooses SteriTouch to lock away germs

Caerphilly-based Garran Lockers has partnered with fellow Welsh manufacturer SteriTouch to offer an innovative line of protection to its popular metal locker range.

Garran Lockers has been providing locker solutions to the healthcare, leisure and education sectors for over 50 years.  Design and manufacture takes place from its base in Caerphilly, and the company is now working with SteriTouch to offer an antibacterial finish to its powder coated metal lockers.

For almost 15 years, SteriTouch has harnessed the well-documented antimicrobial properties of silver, to create a portfolio of additives used in a huge range of industries worldwide.  When incorporated into plastics, paints, coatings and textile products at manufacturing stage, the finished material displays effective antibacterial and anti-mould properties which last the lifetime of the product.

Garran Lockers has introduced antimicrobial powder coat across its metal locker range to address the potential for cross contamination in high footfall or hygiene sensitive areas such as hospitals and leisure centres. The finished locker surface has been independently tested and proven to reduce the growth of bacteria such as E.Coli and MRSA by 99.9% for the lifetime of the coating.

Other products currently benefitting from SteriTouch antimicrobial protection include Sennheiser’s SPORTS range of headphones, Crown Trade Steracryl paints and World Dryer washroom hand dryers.

SteriTouch has recently moved to a large unit on Rassau Industrial Estate in Ebbw Vale, which will allow the company to increase its share in the additive technology market.  Export sales account for 60% of turnover, and with unrivalled production and laboratory facilities, the SteriTouch co-brand and accompanying product solutions are in demand across the world.

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