Ponte Giulio: total protection from bacteria with BioCote® technology

Since many years Ponte Giulio have joined forces with BioCote Ltd. to guarantee protection from bacteria in grab bars and accessories.

BioCote® is an antimicrobial technology, based on silver ions, which helps to create sustainable, hygienic environments.

Products with BioCote® antimicrobial technology complement cleaning routines, continuously reducing levels of bacteria and mould on their surfaces.

BioCote® silver ion technology is incorporated into the grab bars vinyl coating, at the time of manufacture. BioCote® then provides continuous built-in protection, for the expected lifetime of the product, against a wide range of bacteria and mould. BioCote® protected grab bars are cleaner and more hygienic to use, making them ideal for bathrooms, particularly in healthcare establishments.


BioCote® is a proven and superior technology that provides continuous antimicrobial efficacy.


  • Rapid reduction of bacteria on surfaces by up to 99%;

  • Work in-between cleaning routines;

  • 24/7 antimicrobial protection;

  • Reduces risk of cross- contamination.

BioCote® has been shown, through laboratory analysis, to have a high efficacy against a broad spectrum of microbes, including: MRSA, Legionella, E.coli, Salmonella, Pseudomonas and Aspergillus niger. Over a 2-hour period, BioCote® reduces levels of bacteria on surfaces by up to 99%. The antimicrobial performance of BioCote® does not deteriorate over time, providing continuous built-in protection for the lifetime of a protected product.

Quality control
BioCote® protected products are subject to regular quality control testing to ISO 22196:2007 by an independent UK laboratory.

Environmental trials
BioCote® technology is supported by a wealth of data that prove it is highly effective in real life environments, where patients are numerous and infections are prevalent.

Silver is a natural, safe antimicrobial that is commonly used in wound dressings and catheters. BioCote® utilises silver because of its beneficial properties:

  • Safe:Silver is non-toxic and already used effectively in the medical community.

  • Natural:Silver is an inorganic technology, an ideal alternative to synthetic, organic chemicals.

  • Durable:Silver will not break down from a product. It is also UV stable.

  • Sustainable:Silver retains its excellent antimicrobial efficacy for the lifetime of the product.


  • BioCote® is incorporated into the vinyl coating at the point of manufacture;

  • Silver ions are then available to act against bacteria that contaminate the surface;

  • Silver ions bind with the bacteria;

  • Silver ions damage the bacteria in a number of ways, disrupting their normal functioning;

  • Bacteria are unable to reproduce and, therefore, die.

Biocote in action in a domestic kitchen