Signs of the times — fighting infection with silver technology
17 November 2009
A revolutionary range of signs capable of killing 99.99% of
‘superbug’ bacteria including MRSA will be unveiled at Medica 2009 by
Doncaster-based Centurion Europe
Its pioneering range of ‘Biosigns’, manufactured by subsidiary Spectrum
Signs, uses silver ionisation to provide a robust anti-microbial
protection that stops bacteria building up on the surface.
The signs are also adhesive backed to enable ease of installation and
can withstand frequent cleaning with no reduction in performance; making
it an effective and rapid cleaning solution for hospitals and other
Silver ionisation is a proven technology for the reduction of
bacteria and can stop the spread of nearly 150 types of bacteria.
Harmless to humans, it is effective against single-celled
micro-organisms and can inhibit the growth and spread of MRSA and E.
Designed with healthcare in mind, another unique feature of the signs
is that they do not contain any joints, raised surfaces or gaps, to
eliminate the chance of bacteria breeding.
The special coatings are now available on a wide range of Centurion
Europe’s signs, including fire safety, no smoking and warning signs.
Braille signs for the visually impaired are also available.
The full range of signs are manufactured in-house at Centurion
Europe’s accredited facility in the UK and can be designed as bespoke
items to suit individual needs.
Paul Kantecki, Managing Director of Centurion Europe, said: “This is
a major breakthrough in the way signs are produced for high-risk
environments and we are delighted to be at the forefront of this
exciting technology. It is the only product of its kind on the market
and we are looking forward to unveiling this pioneering technology at
Medica 2009. “