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05.10.2017

Envirofill’s Microban® Technology: New & Improved

Microban® has been a trusted partner of USGreentech’s Envirofill since 2010 when we developed the first infill with a permanent antimicrobial technology. USGreentech selected Microban because of their track record as the world’s leading authority on fighting against the growth of bacteria, mold and mildew across a wide range of products including athletic clothing, tile, kitchen sponges, changing tables, high chairs and medical devices. They also have an army of scientists and chemists who understand the topic of antimicrobials in consumer, commercial, building and healthcare products and equipment better than anyone else.

USGreentech’s mission is “Creating better turf systems together” which explains why we’re constantly innovating and striving for a better way… never resting on “good enough.” One of the benefits of making our own infill, rather than repurposing something else, is that we can control exactly what’s in it.

In early 2016, Microban launched a new antimicrobial technology that was quickly adopted by many popular consumer & commercial product companies and athletic wear manufacturers. After a full year of product development and testing, we’re excited to announce that in 2017, USGreentech will be upgrading its Envirofill antimicrobial technology to ZPTech, a zinc based antimicrobial that is even more effective at fighting bacteria, mold and mildew. The technology is registered with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and has been proven safe to use in a variety of applications.  And like the technology that it’s replacing,  ZPTech is infused into the polymer structure and becomes a permanent part of the coating,  so it won’t wash off, wear away or leach out of the product. The inclusion of Microban’s ZPTech is our way of improving infill performance for our customers because we believe that What’s in Your Turf Matters®!