Antibacterial anodisation

Distinctive Features
This patented antibacterial treatment, the fruit of cooperation with BioCote and of biotechnological research, is for use on aluminium components intended for environments where hygiene is essential, from kitchens to furniture for the healthcare industry.

Advantages
This self-sanitising finish is easy to clean, competitively priced, and capable of maintaining its aesthetic characteristics and standing up to use and wear throughout its lifespan. A number of our customer companies were in need of anodised aluminium components that were self-cleaning and sanitary, with a finish that could, nonetheless, simultaneously maintain its original aesthetic appearance and feel. From Anodica’s laboratory of ideas comes the HygenOx® finish.

What is HygenOx®?
The process used to produce the HygenOx finish was developed in collaboration with one of Italy’s most important technological universities. It consists of special antibacterial anodisation, during which silver ions are dispersed throughout the layer subjected to the treatment. Thanks to this treatment, the anodised surface acquires new electrochemical properties at the molecular level, capable of significantly reducing any possible bacterial load without altering the surface’s aesthetic properties. The HygenOx finish provides treated surfaces with biotechnological properties which can be useful for kitchen components, electrical appliances and furniture for the healthcare industry. Moreover, in addition to the properties guaranteed by the layer of anodic oxide, they are also imbued with all the properties of silver, including: high antibacterial and fungicidal properties, high resistance to wear, corrosion and heat, as well as electrostatic properties.

Characteristics

  • Sanitary
  • Easy to clean, even simply with water, saving the customer from having to use special products and therefore resulting in a lower environmental impact
  • Lower environmental impact: thanks to nanotechnology, only tiny quantities of additional substances are used.
  • The aesthetic qualities of anodised aluminium components are shown to their best effect.
  • Competitive production costs
Applications
  • Sectors: professional, healthcare, transportation, furniture, equipment for special purpose centres (e.g. therapeutic communities), etc.
  • In the home: to keep the home sanitary and maintain a healthier environment.