Koskisen’s new product KoskiMel Antibacterial utilises the power of silver in the fight against bacteria

KoskiMel Antibacterial

KoskiMel is an antibacterial and hygienic furniture board that is suitable for use in all kinds of spaces where you want to prevent the spread of bacteria.

KoskiMel is a chipboard product with a melamine-based coating that acts as an antibacterial surface. Applications include schools, playschools, restaurants and healthcare units.

The pandemic has created pressures on product development 

“In the spring of 2020, due to the pressure caused by the corona pandemic, orders for antibacterial products and substances began to appear in many places. This also made us look for antibacterial coatings for our own products” says Timo Linna, Head of Product Management and RDI, who is responsible for Koskisen’s product development.

This also made us look for antibacterial coatings for our own products, ”says Timo Linna, Head of Product Management and RDI, who is responsible for Koskisen’s product development.

According to Timo Linna, conventional melamine coatings have always had some antibacterial properties, but this has not been observed before. Thus, standards of good hygiene are already met with a normal melamine coating. Thanks to the silver-containing coating of the new KoskiMel Antibacterial furniture board, the antibacterial properties are ever greater.

The effectiveness of the antimicrobial coating is achieved by the small amount of silver contained in the surface treatment. With silver, the elimination of bacteria on the surface of furniture is faster than without silver. The coating of the KoskiMel furniture board eliminates up to 99.9% of all microbes, and the board meets the requirements of the ISO 22196 standard; 0.01% of bacteria remain on the surface after 24 hours. KoskiMel also guarantees that bacteria do not begin to multiply on the surface.