ABLOY ACTIVE - An infection reducing
antimicrobial coating

Surfaces in doors are a convenient place for harmful microbes to spread through physical contact.

Specifically designed for painted door fittings, the ABLOY ACTIVE solution destroys harmful bacteria efficiently thanks to the antimicrobial properties of silver.

ACTIVE is ideal for door environments.

Naturally powerful silver

The ACTIVE coating is antimicrobial due to the silver particles it contains, whose bacteria-killing properties have been known for centuries. The ACTIVE solution destroys at best 99.9% of harmful microbes combined with regular cleaning.

100% safe

Not only is silver an effective ingredient against bacteria and viruses, it is also 100% safe to touch.

ACTIVE is a standard feature on all painted handles

All Abloy’s painted handles come with an ACTIVE coating. The standard colours for painted handles are white, aluminium grey, black and graphite. Other colours are available on special order. With a wide range of colours,it is possible to create not only hygienic, but also an aesthetically coherent door environment.

Now even more durable

The ACTIVE product family has expanded with a new clear varnish which is a standard coating in polished and brushed brass products. The new varnish has been developed to sustain even harder use.

Save on costs, invest in well-being

Our ACTIVE solution is an efficient and effortless way to improve standards of hygiene in places used by high volumes of people, such as schools, hospitals and offices. Reducing the number of infections will lead to less absences due to illness, fewer hospital days and lower healthcare costs.


A test carried out by BioCote in 2016 according to ISO 22196:2011 by a private laboratory found that BioCote® antimicrobial technology is 95–99.9% effective against Escherichia Coli and MRSA bacteria. From the test results of these bacteria, it can be concluded that the BioCote® technology for paint used in ACTIVE coatings is also effective against at least the following bacteria that have the same structure: Staphylococcus aureus, Salmonella spp., Listeria monocytogenes, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Shigella spp. The silver used in ACTIVE coating is not dangerous to humans and is safe to use. For more information on the effects of ACTIVE coating please contact ABLOY customer service core@abloy.com

Silver is a fast microbe killer