March 16, 2020: MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Weiser, one of Canada’s leading residential lock brands, is continuing and expanding its partnership with Microban® SilverShield® technology, making its protection available to all consumers.
Weiser has been the exclusive residential lock partner of Microban, the global leader in built-in antimicrobial protection, for the past four years, improving the standard for door hardware. First announced at International Builders’ Show (IBS) 2016, Weiser was the first residential lock manufacturer to offer door hardware with Microban antimicrobial product protection. The industry-first innovation is available on select Weiser products and finishes to help inhibit the growth of bacteria on frequently touched door hardware surfaces in the home, offering a lifetime of security.
Since the partnership launch, Weiser has received tremendous feedback from architects, designers, builders and homeowners alike on Microban product protection in Weiser Door Hardware lines. Weiser is now working on expanding the Microban partnership into keyless entry and smart lock lines. Weiser plans to roll out these new products later this year.
Weiser products with Microban technology provide effective protection of the products through a unique coating innovation that will last for the lifetime of the hardware finish. Microban product protection works continuously to keep the door handle cleaner, fighting against the growth of bacteria that would normally double in number every 20 minutes. The finish will also enhance hardware durability to maintain the look and quality of the hardware throughout the products’ lifetime.
“Homeowners and renters can worry less knowing they have 24/7 Microban antimicrobial product protection, making their Weiser product 99.9% cleaner, and because this protection is included in our finishing process, homeowners don’t have to worry about reapplying every day,” says Dave Smith, Senior Marketing Manager, Locks & Hardware, for Spectrum Brands Inc. – Hardware and Home Improvement Division. “Weiser is dedicated to all facets of safety for its consumers and this includes protection against surface bacteria growth with Microban product protection.”
Benefits of Weiser Door Hardware with Microban Technology
- Proactive Protection: Bacteria can double every 20 minutes on an unprotected surface.Microban “silver-glass” technology is incorporated during manufacturing process and permanently binds the silver ions to the coating. Treated hardware continuously inhibits the growth of bacteria on the surface creating a cleaner product. Homeowners that install Weiser hardware with Microban antimicrobial product protection are proactively protecting a frequently touched door surface, which helps to reduce the growth of microbes on the surface of the hardware.
- Enhanced Durability: Weiser is committed to providing homeowners durable hardware that meets or exceeds industry standards. Weiser products that feature Microban Technology meet BHMA standards and extend the lifetime of the product.
Microban product protection is available on select Weiser products, including knobs, levers and a deadbolt and finishes. Architects, designers, builders and homeowners can purchase Weiser products with Microban technology at select retailers.
For additional information about the partnership between Weiser and Microban, and to request product or high-res images, please visit weiserlock.com.
Weiser is Canada’s leading brand in residential door hardware and offers a variety of home improvement solutions for consumers and retailers. Since its start almost 112 years ago, Weiser has created innovative door hardware products that are both stylish and offer superior security. The most recent game changing innovation introduced by Weiser was their SmartKeyTM rekey technology that allows homeowners to securely re-key their own locks in seconds, while it simultaneously enhances the high level security provided by a Weiser deadbolt. Weiser – security and innovation since 1904. For more information, please visit weiserlock.com.
About Spectrum Brands
Spectrum Brands Holdings, a member of the Russell 2000 Index, is a global and diversified consumer products company and a leading supplier of consumer batteries, residential locksets, residential builders’ hardware, plumbing, shaving and grooming products, personal care products, small household appliances, specialty pet supplies, lawn and garden and home pest control products, personal insect repellents, and auto care products. Helping to meet the needs of consumers worldwide, our Company offers a broad portfolio of market-leading, well-known and widely trusted brands including Rayovac®, VARTA®, Kwikset®, Weiser®, Baldwin®, National Hardware®, Pfister®, Remington®, George Foreman®, Russell Hobbs®, Black+ Decker®, Tetra®, Marineland®, Nature’s Miracle®, Dingo®, 8-in-1®, FURminator®, IAMS®, Eukanuba®, Digest-eeze™, Healthy-Hide®, Littermaid®, Spectracide®, Cutter®, Repel®, Hot Shot®, Black Flag®, Liquid Fence®, Armor All®, STP® and A/C PRO®. Spectrum Brands Canada is based in Mississauga, ON. The Global Auto Care Division manages the Armor All® and STP® brands. Spectrum Brands Holdings, based in Middleton, Wisconsin, generated net sales of approximately $4.69 billion in fiscal 2015, employs more than 13,500 employees worldwide and sells to the top 25 global retailers with products in more than one million stores. For more information, visit www.spectrumbrands.com.