ORLANDO, Fla. (January 10, 2017) – Kwikset®, the #1 selling U.S. residential lock brand, and Microban®, the global leader in built-in antimicrobial protection, have partnered to improve the standard for door hardware. First announced at IBS 2016, Kwikset is now the first residential lock manufacturer to offer door hardware with Microban antimicrobial product protection. The industry-first innovation is now available on select Kwikset products and finishes to help inhibit the growth of bacteria on frequently touched door hardware surfaces in the home.
Kwikset products with Microban will provide effective protection of the products through a unique coating innovation that will last for the lifetime of the Kwikset product finish. Microban works continuously to keep the door handle cleaner, fighting against bacteria that would normally double in number every 20 minutes. The finish will also enhance hardware durability to maintain the look and quality of the hardware throughout the products’ lifetime.
“Kwikset received very positive feedback from builders and architects about our partnership with Microban after introducing it at IBS 2016,” says Michelle Gangi, Kwikset Senior Product Manager, Spectrum Brands, Inc. – Hardware and Home Improvement Division. “We’re excited Kwikset products with Microban are now available to builders and architects for current and future projects, at no extra cost.”
Benefits of Kwikset Door Hardware with Microban Technology
- Proactive Protection: Bacteria can double every 20 minutes on an unprotected surface. Microban “silver-glass” technology is incorporated during the manufacturing process and permanently binds the silver ions to the coating. Treated hardware reduces bacterial growth quickly creating a cleaner product. Homeowners who install Kwikset hardware with Microban antimicrobial product protection are proactively protecting a frequently touched door surface, which helps to reduce the growth of microbes on the surface of the hardware.
- Enhanced Durability: Kwikset is committed to providing homeowners durable hardware that meets or exceeds industry standards. Kwikset products that feature Microban technology meet BHMA standards and extend the lifetime of the product.
Microban product protection is now available on select Kwikset products and finishes. Architects, designers, builders and homeowners can purchase Kwikset products with Microban at select retailers. The hardware with Microban ranges between $13 and $50 MSRP.
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for more information and answers to frequently asked questions.
Kwikset is the leading residential lock manufacturer, making homeowners feel safe since 1946. Kwikset works hard to understand the world you live in so that we can do everything we can to protect it. The company’s unwavering commitment to meeting homeowners’ needs has inspired its innovative lock portfolio that includes patented SmartKey deadbolts, keyless entry combination locks, connected home technology, first-to-market smart lock, Kevo
and a wide variety of styles and finishes. Our interior and exterior door products provide customers with the quality, technology, durability and style they want while guaranteeing the highest level of security. Headquartered in Orange County, Calif., Kwikset is part of the Hardware and Home Improvement (HHI) division of Spectrum Brands Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: SPB). Kwikset products are sold online and through retailers and distributors throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Australia. Visit us at http://kwikset.com