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SILVADURTM Technology is Natural, Non-toxic, and Destroys Bacteria and Odors

''Vescom + Silver'' Fights Staph, E. coli and More with Revolutionary Antimicrobial-Treated Wallcoverings

Chicago, IL | Posted on June 9th, 2008

Vescom, an international leader in high-quality textiles and wallcoverings, will debut its new line of wallcoverings treated with SILVADURTM antimicrobial at the NeoCon World's Trade Fair in Chicago, Ill. on June 9. SILVADUR, a breakthrough technology developed by Rohm and Haas, uses a patented controlled release system to deliver extended antimicrobial protection to the wallcoverings. The Vescom + Silver wallcoverings provide a natural, non-toxic and environmentally-friendly way to destroy bacteria odors, mold and mildew.

Vescom + Silver was created in partnership with Rohm and Haas, a global pioneer in innovative technologies, and uses silver as its primary antimicrobial ingredient. Silver, one of the world's oldest-known natural antimicrobials, is effective against a broad range of pathogens and is commonly used in the treatment of wounds and burns.

"Vescom + Silver is a testament to the focus that we put on technology and design, and we are excited to be expanding our collection of durable products to include antimicrobial finishes," said Joe Berasi, president of Vescom America.

The Vescom + Silver line of wallcoverings are wash-durable, provide odor control and create a barrier against microorganisms, which is ideal for high-touch areas and highly-trafficked environments that require constant sanitary conditions such as hotels, hospitals, schools, offices, restaurants and airports.

SILVADUR can be added to all of Vescom's extensive line of wallcoverings, and it is applied as a surface treatment, enabling its controlled-release, microbe-destroying properties to work on the wall's surface, which often harbor bacteria and odors due to less frequent cleaning. The self-replenishing properties of the SILVADUR coating continuously work to provide antimicrobial protection throughout the life of the wallcovering. The wallcoverings require no additional treatments or special cleaning routines.

SILVADUR is effective at controlling and eradicating a number of organisms including bacteria, such as E. coli and Staph. aureus, and fungi that cause athletes foot.

For more information about Vescom + Silver, please visit

SILVADUR is a trademark of the Rohm and Haas Company.


About Vescom
Founded in 1973 and standing for quality in both technology and design, Vescom is engaged in the development and distribution of high-quality and well thought-out wall and furniture coverings, and it offers a variety of designs and durable products that form the basis of its exclusive and original collections. The company is dedicated to environmentally friendly manufacturing and responsible business practices. Vescom is part of the Vescom Group, which also includes Gerns + Gahler, Müller Zell, Raxon Fabrics and Leo Schellens. This group of companies operates on a worldwide scale and is active in the field of the development, production and distribution of high-quality interior products such as furniture coverings, curtain materials and wallcoverings. Vescom’s operations in the United States are based in Henderson, NC.

About Rohm and Haas

Leading the way since 1909, Rohm and Haas is a global pioneer in the creation and development of innovative technologies and solutions for the specialty materials industry. The company’s technologies are found in a wide range of industries including: Building and Construction, Electronics and Electronic Devices, Household Goods and Personal Care, Packaging and Paper, Transportation, Pharmaceutical and Medical, Water, Food and Food Related, and Industrial Process. Innovative Rohm and Haas technologies and solutions help to improve life every day, around the world. Based in Philadelphia, PA, the company generated annual sales of approximately $8.9 billion in 2007. Visit for more information.

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Britt Carter

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