Marvel Scientific unveils antimicrobial-coated steel appliances

Anti-Corrosion Methods and Materials

ISSN: 0003-5599

Article publication date: 1 October 2004




(2004), "Marvel Scientific unveils antimicrobial-coated steel appliances", Anti-Corrosion Methods and Materials, Vol. 51 No. 5.



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Marvel Scientific unveils antimicrobial-coated steel appliances

Marvel Scientific unveils antimicrobial-coated steel appliances

Keywords: Coatings, Steel, Microbiology

Undercounter appliances for the medical and scientific industries can currently bring an added measure of cleanliness to labs, hospitals, research facilities and cleanrooms. Marvel Scientific unveiled an entire line of antimicrobial-coated stainless steel appliances – refrigerators, freezers and ice machines manufactured using antimicrobial-coated stainless steel – at the 2004 International Conference and Exhibition on Health Facility Planning, Design and Construction.

“Marvel Scientific is committed to serving the needs of scientists, researchers and clinicians,” said Ann Rohe, Marvel Scientific Sales Manager. “Clean environments are critical in medical and science applications. Our line now includes products that suppress microbe growth to help maintain these exacting levels of cleanliness”.

The steel coating contains the AgION antimicrobial compound which is made up of silver ions. Moisture activates the controlled release of silver ions to suppress the growth of microbes, including mold, mildew and bacteria. Antimicrobial-coated steel will not eliminate the need for cleaning. Marvel notes that mild soap and water can be used to clean the appliances, eliminating the need for aerosols or cleaning solutions which may impact the surrounding area when used.

Four models outfitted with antimicrobial-coated stainless steel

The new models include the 6CAR refrigerator, 4CAF freezer, 15CM ice machine and 30 CM ice machine. All models can be built into casework or installed under lab benches.

Marvel Scientific pioneered undercounter refrigeration door design using antimicrobial-coated stainless steel. Other product features include: audible and visual temperature monitor alarms with and without relay contacts; refrigerator and freezer thermometers; chart recorders mounted in a full wrap-door design; access ports; and electrical configurations for general purpose, flammable material and hazardous location units.

Marvel Scientific's antimicrobial-coated steel appliances are already in use at the AK Steel Concept Home and City of Hope, one of the world's leading research and treatment centers for life-threatening diseases.

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