Henry Co. Integrates Antimicrobial Agents With Air Barriers

Words: Dan Kamys Henry Co. Integrates Antimicrobial Agents With Air Barriers

Henry Co. is the first to integrate antimicrobial agents into spray-applied air barrier technology.  Air-Bloc 31MR, Air-Bloc 32MR and Air-Bloc 33MR fluid-applied air and water barrier membranes incorporate a universally dispersed biocidal agent throughout the cured membrane, which helps to resist exponential proliferation of mold, mildew and fungus on the membrane’s surface. The antimicrobial technology that Henry has built into its line of air barrier products works by inhibiting enzyme reactions that mold cells use to produce energy for growth and reproduction. These products will supersede Air-Bloc 31, Air-Bloc 32 and Air-Bloc 33 air and water barrier membranes.

The resistance of the new Air-Bloc MR air and water barrier membranes to mold proliferation was determined using the industry-recognized test procedure ASTM D5590 and resulted in a zero-growth rating for all products developed. The U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention reports that inhibiting the exponential proliferation of mold protects people who are sensitive or allergic to mold, as well as the respiratory health of all.
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