Video: Richelieu's Antibacterial Hardware at WMS

By Rich Christianson | Posted: 01/14/2012 10:36AM


Luc Lagueux, business of development manager of Richelieu, discusses his company's new hardware featuring an antibacterial finish during the 2011 Woodworking Machinery & Supply Fair in Toronto.

The D-type pulls, made with 95% recycled content, are coated with a certified antibacterial finish that protects the product from various bacteria, mold and mildew that can cause staining, odorous and product deterioration. The antibacterial agent integrated into the finish of the handles slows bacterial growth and proliferation by suffocating, starving and sterilizing microbes on the surface of the hardware. Product uses include healthcare and education institutions; restaurants and grocery stores; traffic areas like airports, train stations, rest rooms, etc.; and office and residential furniture.

Learn more at Richelieu's website.


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Rich Christianson

Rich Christianson is Associate Publisher and Editor at Large of Woodworking Network. During his 25+ years covering the wood products industry, Rich has toured hundreds of manufacturing plants throughout North America, Europe and Asia. His reporting has covered everything from the state of the industry and impact of wood imports to technology and environmental issues. In his current capacity he is responsible for editing the daily Woodworking Network Update newsletter and coordinating events including the annual Cabinets & Closets Conference & Expo and Canada’s biennial Woodworking Machinery & Supply Expo. He can be contacted at or follow him on Google+.

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Michael Wilkerson    
Buffalo, NY  |  January, 21, 2012 at 11:08 AM

Berenson Hardware offers a TRUE antimicrobial hardware with bactericidal (kills bacteria) AND offers Nickel and Chrome allergy protection (affects 20% of N. American population). Berenson Hardware truly has the most valuable product and tool to reduce the spread of bacteria.


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