The Antibacterial Gingko Biloba
Updated: Nov 10
In this day and age it is strange to think we need antibacterial products. But as we well know during this current pandemic the need for extra care and protection is essential for our health.
How good would it be to have a door handle that has an antibacterial coating to protect our families from disease. Well, there is and it is called the Ginkgo Biloba from DND
A form based on nature, the special, unique shape of a Ginkgo leaf, becomes the structure and decoration of a handle that is made in two different versions. Ginkgo is available in six different finishes: polished chrome, satin chrome, polished nickel, satin graphite, antique bright gold, antique satin gold .
Designer: Giulio Iacchetti, industrial designer since 1992, designs for many brands including Abet Laminati, Alessi, Artemide, Ceramiche Refin, Danese, Fontana Arte, Foscarini, Magis, Moleskine, Pandora design.
The distinctive characteristics of his work is the research and definition of new object typologies, like the Moscardino, the biodegradable spoon/fork designed with Matteo Ragni and for which, in 2001, he has been awarded with Compasso d’Oro.
The DND Story
The story of Dnd builds on the age-old dedication to crafts and industry that is widespread in Val Sabbia, in the province of Brescia. A region with centuries of material know-how, above all in the field of iron and steel, where it is one of the main European centers. Here in Nozza, in 1968, the company Fmn Martinelli was founded, under the guidance of Angelo Martinelli, a man of great expertise with a passion for the production of handles, knobs and knockers of the highest quality.
Antibacterial handle with certified antiviral treatment
Upon request, Dnd handles can be treated with certified antibacterial coatings. The technology has been tested and engineered with thin films (in the micron thickness range) that maintain the aesthetic versatility - bright or satin - key feature of our products.
These special films guarantee long-lasting performance and anti-scratch performance together with the exceptional bactericidal properties that nanotechnology can offer, tested and certified in the laboratory. A unique treatment to completely block the development of bacteria and to eliminate them.
Depending on the antibacterial technology defined and applied, Dnd is also able to guarantee very high standards of coating sealing (10 years guarantee), according to the reference standard JIS Z 2801/A12012. This standard is the most rigorous and widely applied by the scientific community.
DnD is committed to offer a product that can meet sanitary requirements without compromising the aesthetics of our handles, and we have achieved the following results:
- antibacterial protection embedded in the metal coating; - possibility of applying this type of technology to any kind of finish; - guarantee of the highest level of hygiene on the surfaces of the handles.
This solution is ideal especially for public spaces, where the number of contacts and interactions with objects and door handles are frequent.
In addition to the antibacterial effects, antiviral effectiveness is also proven. It is known that viruses need a host cell in order to survive on a surface.
The cells on surfaces that allow viruses to remain active over time in a widespread manner are the bacteria themselves.
ABACO Anti Bacterial
ABACO's action is completely bactericide. Test results have shown that the bactericide action of ABACO is already effective one hour after being in contact with bacteria.
In addition, ABACO is hypoallergenic, so according to the DM of 21/03/1973 the coating has no warning for daily use and is completely safe for human contact.
Over time DND has evolved, with a focus on development and growth of production. Updating its processes and specializing in the working and finishing of new, different metals for the manufacture of handles, including zamak and aluminium as well as brass, of course.
You can view more of DND door handles here on line or visit our showroom and talk with our consultants.