Microban Redefines Clean with Antimicrobial and Odor Control Solutions

Think about your typical day. You wake up, head downstairs, have breakfast, and grab your lunch from the fridge. Maybe you wipe down the counter or the kitchen table afterward — it never hurts to keep things clean. Then you grab your cell phone and head out the front door to drive to work.

Sounds like pretty standard stuff, right? What you may not realize is that so many of these surfaces and items you come in contact with on a daily basis are protected by Microban© technology.

Microban partners include hundreds of companies globally and can be found in thousands of products including doorknobs, refrigeration systems, cleaning supplies, cell phone cases, and cabin air filters, which give your car that fresh scent. All of these surfaces you interact with every day are cleaner than you might think, thanks to the extra layer of protection from Microban antimicrobial technology.

A Leader in Cleanliness

For over 35 years, Microban has been a pioneer in the world of antimicrobial technology and odor control solutions. The idea began in the late 1960s, when W. L. Morrison, the originator of the antimicrobial concept, was on call with a physician who was helping design a system to keep medical products more hygienic. As they talked, he noticed the telephone receiver in his hand and pondered the potential for contamination on the average pay phone and how it might be controlled.

This led to the development of the first truly antimicrobial polymeric products for both medical and consumer applications. Over the years, the original concepts have undergone significant refinement and have made the transition from the laboratory to the global marketplace.

Through polymers, coatings, textiles, and end-use products, Microban antimicrobial and odor control protection is now incorporated into a variety of consumer, industrial, medical, and textile products to provide continuous, safe, and effective protection against a broad spectrum of bacteria, mold, mildew, fungi, and yeast.

From the Laboratory to Your Living Room

The science behind Microban technology is advanced, but the goal is simple: fighting the growth of bacteria.

The company’s patented antimicrobial technology works at a cellular level to continually disrupt the growth and reproduction of bacteria. It operates a multi-modal attack by damaging the protein, cell membrane, DNA, and internal systems of bacteria.

Though you can’t see the bacteria difference, you can definitely smell it — Microban technology also helps to eliminate any potential odors that may arise by working to prevent the growth of odor-causing bacteria.

So that begs the question: If all these every day surfaces you touch are protected, wouldn’t you want the consumer products your trailers haul to have this same level of protection?

Over-the-Road Application

Microban has partnered with Great Dane to keep your trailers protected. Every Great Dane refrigerated trailer comes equipped with Microban product protection built-in — and with it, additional peace of mind that your trailers will stay cleaner and fresher.

Microban’s trusted protection solution is custom designed for Great Dane’s refrigerated trailer linings. Meaning it is designed to withstand the complexities of temperature-controlled cargo environments. With this antimicrobial technology built into the trailer lining, the protection does not wash off or wear away for as long as the trailer is in operation.

Thanks to Microban testing processes and its longstanding reputation as a brand, you can have confidence this proven protection works.

Stay Miles Ahead of Microbes

Great Dane’s application of Microban’s cutting-edge antimicrobial protection is just one more way Great Dane is a leader in trailer equipment solutions. You and your customers can be assured this aspect of your operation will remain as clean and worry-free as possible.

With sanitation and safety at the forefront of nearly every company’s priorities these days, safeguarding your drivers and equipment has never been more important.

Learn more about how Great Dane works to keep trailers sanitary.

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