Yale DWS prioritises hygiene with BioCote® partnership

In a time where hygiene and cleanliness are of the utmost importance, Yale has partnered with market leading antimicrobial additives provider, 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 industry leading Quartus door handle is manufactured in stainless steel exterior as standard on metallic finishes and zinc based on powder coated finishes, giving ultimate corrosion resistance and comes with an impressive 25 year guarantee* on all finishes.

Paul Atkinson, Sales and Commercial Director at Yale DWS comments: “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 compliments their own hygiene practices.”

David Hall, Managing Director at BioCote, adds: “We are all delighted to be working with Yale, one of the globally leading brands for multi-point locking systems. With the Quartus combi door handle range carrying the BioCote trademark, fabricators and installers can rest assured that Yale security products achieve the superior antimicrobial performance customers have come to expect from our integrated technology.”

BioCote antibacterial technology is manufactured into the Quartus handle, resulting in a piece of hardware upon which microbes simply cannot survive.

Reducing bacteria by up to 86% in 15 minutes, 99.5% in 2 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.

Tested both in a lab and proven in real life, the BioCote® protected hardware is effective against microbes that stimulate rust and mould, which could negatively impact the handle’s performance. This, together with general upkeep and cleaning of the handle, will ensure a hygienic and durable piece of hardware.

To find out more about Yale DWS’ antimicrobial protected Quartus combi door handle, visit www.yaledws.co.uk or call 01902 366800. For product information and updates, follow @YaleDWS on Twitter.

*Guarantee subject to correct installation and maintenance