Moveable wall laminate finish offers high antibacterial efficacy


Independent testing of the antibacterial effectiveness of Style’s moveable wall range will be a real boost of confidence to architects, specifiers and contractors creating flexible space in public areas.

With the UK gradually re-opening in line with each nation’s roadmap for lifting lockdown, the safety of public space has never come under greater scrutiny.

According to Andy Gibson, Style’s director for the North, the recent laboratory tests carried out on the laminate used in Dorma’s moveable walls will be seen as a huge positive as they reveal a high degree of effectiveness as an antibacterial finish.

“Containing the spread of the virus is at the top of everyone’s priorities and part of that is to make indoor environments as safe as possible,” said Andy.

“As a result, the melamine resin-coated products and composite elements (HPL) used on Dorma Huppe’s moveable walls have recently been tested by Hohenstein Laboratories GmbH & Co. KG and their antibacterial effect has been proven.

“This is really positive news for Style as we are the exclusive UK partner to Dorma Huppe and can install these walls confident that we are offering a solution that will help towards creating safe public space as well as flexible space.”

Demand for moveable walls has seen a strong increase in sectors such as education, healthcare, corporate and hospitality as organisations ready themselves for the creation of adaptable, safe space as lockdown measure relax.

Being able to sub-divide space and change room configurations helps reduce the numbers of people in one area and gives flexibility as to how indoor space is used.

“Schools, colleges and universities have been using operable walls to provide safe space for teaching,” continued Andy, “and in the corporate sector businesses that expect the working from home model to continue are looking at their offices and seeking to create more flexible, smarter workspace as a collaborative hub.

“The inclusion of moveable walls goes a long way to achieve that and the antibacterial tests will give even greater confidence to anyone choosing Style’s products.”

For more information, please contact your nearest regional Style office.