Modern locking systems hygienically safe thanks to SANPURE®
DOM Sicherheitstechnik GmbH & Co. KG defines new standards in hygiene on digital door handles and locking cylinders
Founded in 1936 as a producing company for industrial metals, DOM Sicherheitstechnik GmbH & Co. KG is now one of the leading manufacturers for innovative locking systems and digital entrance control systems in the world. The product range extends from practical solutions for the safety of single-family houses to modern digital entrance control systems for large buildings.
To satisfy the people´s clearly extended awareness for hygiene in these days, DOM searched for a partner who is able to develop and applicate an antimicrobial coating. Numerous researches have shown that silver is the only chemical element that fights mould, bacteria, viruses and fungus, says Georg Schweyen, Quality Management Officer of DOM Sicherheitstechnik GmbH & Co. KG. Based on a study of the German Ministry of Education and Research silver already indicates an antimicrobial effect when using only small particles. The silver is killing up to 99.9 % of the dangerous microorganisms. The topic was to realize this solution on the door handles and knobs of DOM.
Coating the door handles and knobs made of stainless steel has been realized without a problem. Developing an individual solution for the knobs made of fine zinc alloy was more laborious because the coating couldn´t stick to this material that easily. Thanks to the enormous knowhow of the R&D department at GBneuhaus, a fitting primer system that creates the basis of liability and guarantees long-term effectiveness of SANPURE® could also be found for this material.
"With the years of experience of GBneuhaus in innovative coating of metals with a coating solution whose main component is nanosilver it has been possible to make our digital door handles and the knobs of our digital locking cylinders hygienically safe.", finds Georg Schweyen, Quality Management Officer of DOM Sicherheitstechnik GmbH & Co. KG.