COOL room hygiene standards are set for a boost with the launch of Colorbond Permagard steel, a new anti-bacterial coated steel used in the manufacture of insulated panels for cold storage and food preparation facilities.
Launched by BlueScope Steel , Colorbond Permagard steel combines the proven strength of Colorbond with Microban antibacterial technology to inhibit the growth of bacteria that can lead to cross-contamination and food poisoning.
Permagard steel is easy to clean, durable, and readily available as the external skin in cool room panels manufactured in Australia. It has been independently tested in the UK in accordance with strict Japanese Industrial Standards against staphylococcus aureus and E. coli 0157, both of which can be of particular concern to those seeking to maintain good food hygiene standards.
The main application will initially be in cool rooms and other facilities used for storage and processing of food items such as supermarket cold stores, food processing plants, abattoirs, and wineries, where hygiene is a key concern.
To help reduce the risk of cross-contamination Permagard steel helps to protect those areas that are difficult to clean, offers enhanced anti-bacterial protection between cleanings and doesn't wash off.
Tests show that even after simulated cleaning for 10 years using typical cool room detergents, it was still highly effective.
Microban technology is proven to inhibit the growth of surface bacteria and is used across the world in numerous commercial and consumer applications.
Colorbond Permagard steel comes with a 10 year warranty.