SlipX Solutions® uses Microban antimicrobial protection in select bath mats and ALL of our shower liners. We partner with Microban to provide our customers with industry-leading antimicrobial technology that enhances the safety of the bathroom products we produce.
To help you make an informed decision on which of our products to choose from, we've compiled the following list of frequently asked questions. If you have a question that is not answered below, please feel free to call us at 1.800.968.0104 or use the contact us form to send us your question.
Which SlipX Solutions products contain Microban?
Answer: We clearly label all of our products that contain Microban technology. If you're shopping in a retail location, you can look for the Microban logo to be prominently displayed on the front of the product packaging.
If you're shopping on the SlipX Solutions website, we call out Microban antimicrobial protection in individual product descriptions. We also display the Microban logo prominently. Take a look at our bath mats with Microban and shower liners with Microban.
What is Microban?
Answer: Microban antimicrobial technology is used as a built in protection that gives select SlipX Solutions products additional protection against microbes. This will help prevent bacteria which causes stains, odor, mold and mildew.
What is Triclosan?
Answer: According to the EPA, "Triclosan is an antimicrobial active ingredient contained in a variety of products where it acts to slow or stop the growth of bacteria, fungi and mildew." Triclosan is used in many consumer products as a preservative. These products commonly include hand soap, toothpaste, cosmetics and other household products.
The Microban antimicrobial formulation used in SlipX Solutions products does not include Triclosan.
Is Microban antimicrobial protection safe?
Answer: Microban technology is registered for all applications in which it is used with the EPA, and has undergone extensive independent laboratory testing. It also has a long history of safe use. Microban additives are found in a variety of consumer and industrial products in the United States of America as well as around the world.
What types of microorganisms does Microban protect against?
Answer: Microban is not designed to protect against disease causing microorganisms. Microban is designed to protect against most common bacteria, molds, yeast and fungi that cause stains and odor, which will help extend the life of your SlipX Solutions bath mat.
How long does it take for Microban protection to start working?
Answer: As soon as the bacteria, fungi, mold or other microorganism comes into contact with your bath mat, the Microban protection starts working.
Note: While Microban technology will continue working on an ongoing basis to help keep your SlipX Solutions products microbe free, it isn't a substitute for regular cleaning routines. Microban antimicrobial protection is not a disinfectant or a cleaning substitute.
Does Microban antimicrobial protection have a lifespan?
Answer: No. Microban antimicrobial protection will last as long as the product itself. Since Microban technology is built-in during the manufacturing process of the product material, it will not wash off or wear away.