Antibacterial Door Handles vs AntiMicrobial door handles

We at SDA Cleanzone are pleased to offer a wide range of products including AntiMicrobial door handles which can be can applied within minutes. 

There are several companies which offer AntiMicrobial door handles but it is important to realise the difference in technologies. 

Here is a brief breakdown of the differences alongside images and quotes from other websites. 

The primary difference between antibacterial vs. antimicrobial substances is the types of microorganisms they act upon.

  • Antibacterial Technologies for Door Handles: Antibacterial technologies are effective against a broad spectrum of harmful bacteria including E. coli and MRSA.* They will typically incorporate silver active ingredients, allowing for successful application in a wide variety of product types. For the standard bacteria this is fantastic, however for the ongoing pandemic it is not as proven as Antimicrobial to remove viruses, see below. 
  • Antimicrobial Technologies For Door Handles: Antimicrobial technologies minimise the presence of bacteria, mold, and fungi. In contrast to antibacterial agents, antimicrobial substances offer a greater level of product protection by continuously inhibiting the growth of microbes on surfaces for very long periods of time. The broad spectrum performance of antimicrobial substances makes them perfect for use in hygiene critical environments such as schools, hospitals, and commercial kitchens. Typical active ingredients include silver which is excatly what our products contain. 

Other Benefits of Our Products

Using innovative technology, our self-cleaning touch pads are covered with an antimicrobial layer which remove viruses and bacteria continuously 24/7. Our touch pads have been designed to fit on standard UK and Ireland doors and handles and last up to 6 months. The stickers can be washed or wiped with soap and water or non-abrasive cleaners

Installation is easy and when it comes to replace, simply peel off, clean any leftover residue and apply a new sticker.

The material is very pliable and easy to wrap around any flat, tubular or square push pad or handle.

Protection against viruses.
ISO 22196
ISO 21702
Safe to touch and fully tested. Test certificates available.


Remember if you have further information and questions regarding our products please do not hesitate to contact us