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Agion Antimicrobial Incorporated into SIREC's Industrial Flooring for Enhanced Microbial Resistance

Posted by Administrator on Mar 6 2013

Agion Antimicrobial Incorporated into SIREC's Industrial Flooring for Enhanced Microbial Resistance

Wakefield, MA., March 5, 2013 –Sciessent, creators of the Agion brand of antimicrobial and odor management technology, have teamed up with Italian industrial flooring manufacturer SIREC to produce a new line of  epoxy resin flooring that is resistant to microbial growth for use in a multitude of industries.

The new flooring is resistant to the growth of bacteria and fungi most commonly associated with food companies, along with other common bacteria often tracked in by employees on various industrial sites. SIREC president, Luca Bolzoni, commented “We at SIREC are proud to once again lead the way in both innovation and consumer protection by staying on the cutting edge technologically. The teamwork of SIREC and Sciessent has been an inspired and unique collaboration”.

Using a silver-based technology and a ceramic material, Sciessent and SIREC can regulate the release of silver on the surface of the flooring, guaranteeing optimum uniformity of performance and long lasting durability. By releasing ionic silver at a steady rate, a compound less toxic than kitchen salt and less irritating than talcum powder, these resin floors have continuous protection against microorganisms. Agion's enhanced interaction in SIREC's epoxy resin flooring counters microbes in three ways: starvation, sterilization and suffocation. The outcome of this three step process essentially renders the microbes ineffective. In contrast to flooring not treated with the Agion antimicrobial, chemical antimicrobial agents interact with only one site on each microbe allowing for a higher chance of developing a resistance.

Sciessent CEO, Paul Ford, expressed his satisfaction in the collaboration when he stated, “Sciessent is pleased to expand further into the European market by teaming up with SIREC who has over 19 years of experience in the industrial flooring industry. By moving into this area of the market, Sciessent is once again proving how versatile its Agion product line is. We look forward to continued work in the industrial flooring industry through SIREC.”

About Sciessent

Sciessent, located in Wakefield, Mass., is a leader in providing customized solutions that enhance the value of partners’ products. Sciessent’s Agion, Agion Active and Sciessent Lava brands are based on beneficial elements and have been incorporated into a wide range of consumer, industrial and health care products, including cell phones, shoes, keyboards, water filters, medical catheters and ice machines. Sciessent's customers include many leading brands such as Dell, Motorola, Columbia, Adidas, PPG, Carrier and DuPont.

For more information about Sciessent, please visit www.sciessent.com; for the Agion brand, please visit www.agion-tech.com and www.agionfresh.com and follow the Agion brand’s exciting consumer campaign on Facebook and/or Twitter.

About SIREC

Sviluppo (Development), Innovazione (Innovation), Ricerca (Research), Efficienza (Efficiency), Concretezza (Concreteness) - SIREC, Special Floors for Industry.

Established in 1994, SIREC's dynamic progress has developed into a joint-stock company with innovation in management and research in the use of raw materials for production of compounds based on cutting-edge epoxy resins for industrial flooring.

To SIREC, our customers are not an infinite number of square meters. SIREC's goal is to satisfy the customer with professionalism, an essential aspect that puts it in a class apart.

For more information about SIREC, please visit www.sirec.it; for more information about Sirec antimicrobial floor, please visit  http://www.pavimentiantibatterici.com/