Yale has partnered with BioCote to launch the Quartus combi door handle range with a coating that will reduce up to 99.99% of microbes on its surface.
Proven effective against many common microbes, including bacteria, mould and fungi, this technology will protect the Quartus door handle from colonisation, and significantly reduce the risk of cross-contamination.
The Quartus door handle is manufactured in stainless steel exterior as standard on metallic finishes and zinc-based on powder coated finishes, and comes with a 25-year guarantee on all finishes.
Paul Atkinson, sales and commercial director at Yale DWS, said: “Now more than ever, people are aware of hygiene and what may be transferred through the surfaces we touch. This new venture with BioCote is something we’re all extremely excited about here at Yale.
“Our Quartus door handles are the first and last thing people touch as they enter and leave their homes, and we are able to give consumers the peace of mind that their door handle complements their own hygiene practices.”
Reducing bacteria by up to 86% in 15 minutes, 99.5% in two hours, and 99.99% in 24 hours, life cycle testing shows that the antimicrobial technology in the Quartus door handle will offer maximum performance for the lifetime of the product.