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Hospital Radiators: Why Antimicrobial Protection is Essential – Contour

  • 7 Oct 2020

Hospitals can be daunting places, with lots of things always going on. Amongst this, it is important to keep the hospital environment as comfortable and as hygienic as possible for patients, staff and visitors, as Contour explain here.

The importance of hygiene in hospital environments is well established. Alongside regular cleaning and strong hand hygiene, built-in antimicrobial technology can help contribute to the improved hygiene in healthcare settings.

Many LST radiators and guards now incorporate antibacterial or antimicrobial technologies within their paintwork. This is incorporated to provide optimum hygiene within LST radiators.

Contour are a partner of BioCote®, which is used for protection within most of its heating solutions.

This article explains why Contour use BioCote® for hospital radiator covers.

What is BioCote®?

BioCote® is introduced at the manufacturing stage to offer protection against various microbes: bacteria, mould, and some viruses. Click here to see a list of some of the notable microbes BioCote® technology has been proven effective against.

Working alongside cleaning regimes and hand hygiene, it delivers the ultimate hygiene protection.

It’s a silver-based antimicrobial technology that lasts the lifespan of the product.

Contour’s LST radiators are painted using a dry powder coating process, which includes BioCote® antimicrobial technology. During this, the paint will have sealed the LST radiator so it’s guarded against damage and corrosion.

How does BioCote® help hospitals?

Within hospitals, there’s no doubt for the importance to maintain a good standard of hygiene. BioCote® can reduce the presence of microbes such as MRSA and E. coli.

The technology makes LST radiators easier to keep hygienically clean by actively working to reduce the number of microbes on the protected surface between the times it would normally be cleaned.

With antimicrobial additives, BioCote® LST radiators provide optimal protection against bacteria and mould. The surface of the LST radiator are more hygienic and less likely to be a potential risk of cross contamination.

BioCote® conducted an experiment on a live ward, results found that BioCote® protected products were considerably less contaminated with a 96% reduction in bacteria.

BioCote® has been successful to show effectiveness against notable microbes, including Salmonella, H1N1, and feline coronavirus – strain Munich.

BioCote® has been proven to reduce microbes on a protected surface by up to 99.69% in two hours, highlighting the significant hygiene improvement BioCote® can provide.


Now more than ever, we are extremely aware of the hygiene levels of the surfaces around us. BioCote® has been found to be extremely useful when it comes to protecting LST radiators against microbes such as bacteria, and mould.

With this, BioCote® can be used to lessen the risk of cross contamination on key surfaces– creating a more hygienic environment by protecting surfaces in hospitals.

To view BioCote’s latest test certificate, or to find out more about this unique antimicrobial, click here.

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Tel: 01952 290 498
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