Due to increased hygiene standards of our society antimicrobial surfaces are gaining more and more of importance. Life science and medical technology in particular have high requirements for hygiene. Therefore, it is crucial that the antimicrobial surface is applied uniformly and gently and that it is sustainable.
With Openair-Plasma® technology we now managed to deposit fine silver particles on surfaces. Laboratory analysis show a homogenous silver coating with high antimicrobial characters. After a short time, the permeability of the cell membrane of the gram-negative enterobacterium changed because of the silver particles.