How does it work?
The compound used in our antimicrobial wheels, thread guards and forks is designed to suppress the growth of a variety of destructive and odor causing microbes including bacteria, molds, mildew, and fungi. The active ingredients neutralize the ability of microbes to function, grow and reproduce.
How long does the protection last?
Antimicrobial wheels are engineered to be effective against microbes for the life of the wheel. The agent remains stored in the polymer and is gradually released to the surface of the wheel.
Will scratches, tread wear or wax buildup diminish the effectiveness?
No. Antimicrobial wheel protection is not a coating on the surface of the wheel, thread guard or fork. It is an integral part of the product. Abrasion, chips or scratches will not impact the effectiveness in any way. Not even wax buildup on the wheel can impair the bacteria fighting performance.
Does the antimicrobial compound eliminate the need for cleaning?
No. Although antimicrobial compound provides an added level of protection, this does not eliminate the need for normal cleaning practices. They are designed to work in conjunction with and enhance your ongoing program. Good hygiene practices should always be observed.
Is the antimicrobial compound safe?
Yes. The active ingredients have undergone extensive laboratory testing and have been proven safe. The active ingredient has a history of hospital use for more than 25 years and is used in a broad range of popular personal care products, such as antimicrobial soap, toothpaste and deodorant. It is registered with the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and products with this material have been approved by the US Food & Drug Administration (FDA), the European Union (EU), the National Sanitation Foundation (NSF) and other regulatory authorities around the world.