Hygiene und Bakterien

The new element in the hygiene concept

People get increasingly infected with bacteria and germs in hospitals and nursing homes. Especially problematic are infections with germs and bacteria that are resistant to the usual antibiotics, such as MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus). These pathogens – colloquially known as “hospital germs“ too, can cause serious infections in patients that could even have a fatal outcome in a weakened immune system.

This risk is ideally confronted with holistic approaches, so that – apart from the most important measures to prevent infections, namely hand disinfection – the greatest possible prevention of cross-contamination (i.e. Indirect transfer of germs and bacteria from surfaces to people) also plays a role.

BIONI coatings support the observance of strict hygiene standards by preventing the spread of bacteria on the coating surface thanks to patented Silver System Technology and even boast permanently high resistance against multi-resistant germs.

wall painted with conventional paint

wall painted with BIONI HYGIENIC®

According to tests carried out by: Quality Labs Biomaterial Testing

BIONI coatings have been examined and tested by independent institutes and test laboratories for aspects relevant to hygiene:

  • Gissel Institute für Bacteriology and Hygiene
  • Quality Labs Biomaterial Testing
  • Institute for Hospital Hygiene and Infection Control Giessen
  • Polymer-Institut Flörsheim

BIONI Coatings

  • Compared to their competitors, BIONI coatings show maximum bacteria resistance (up to 5 log levels = 99.999%). 
  • BIONI coatings are resistant to colonisation by both gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria.
  • BIONI coatings retain their bacteria resistance even after repeated disinfection of the surface

Bacteria-inhibiting coating surface properties:


Methicilin-resistenter Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) (24h): > 99,99%
Staphylococcus aureus  99,999%
Enterococcus faecium  99,999%
E. coli (96h)         100%
Pseudomonas aeruginosa (96h)       100%
Listeria monocytogenes (96h)       100%
Based on test results by the Institute for Hospital Hygiene and Infection Control (IKI) Giessen