The Importance of Antimicrobial Liners in Reefer Trailers
A reefer trailer is out there in the heat doing its best to keep the interior cool. The issue, however, is that when heat and constant moisture meet up with one another, the result is often the growth of bacteria. Once bacteria start growing inside a reefer trailer, there is not much you can do to stop it.
Most bacteria growing inside a reefer is unseen by the naked eye. While you might notice discoloration, by the time the tell-tale odors have hit, it is too late. By this point, you are looking at a full infestation, and while you could pay to remove the bacteria, the cost is rather extensive.
The Benefits of Purchasing Antimicrobial Reefer Trailers
To combat the risks of developing bacteria, more manufacturers of reefers are creating liners using Microban technology. This technology prevents bacteria growth, and it is used today by more than 250 manufacturers and in more than 1,000 products. Recently it made its way into semi-trailer liners – and it is especially effective for reefers.
Companies that use this technology can enjoy numerous benefits, including:
- Lifetime Protection: When a Microban liner is used in the thermal guard or puncture guard liner of a refrigerated unit, that liner lasts for the lifespan of the semi-trailer itself. Therefore, it will not wear away or wash off.
- Continuously Fighting Back: Microban liners continually fight back against microbe growth. They not only remove the odors and stain-causing bacteria, but they also destroy them by penetrating the wall of the microorganism and disrupting its cellular function. From there, the cell dies because it cannot grow, reproduce, or function in any way.
- Mold and Mildew Protection Combined: These liners do not just control mold, but they also control the beginning of mold, which is known as mildew.
- Meets FSMA Requirements: For refrigerated trucking companies hoping to meet the latest FSMA requirements, they will find it easier to keep bacteria away from the foods they are transporting.
- Safe and EPA Tested: Microban antimicrobial liners have undergone extensive testing and are registered with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and other regulatory agencies. It is safe, and will not harm any products because it is applied to the liner itself; therefore, it does not come into contact with the items you are hauling.
Purchase a New Antimicrobial Reefer Trailer Today
To unlock this amazing technology, you can buy a new trailer that has the latest antimicrobial reefer liner.
Mount Trailer Company has a full line of semi-truck trailers in new and used condition. If you purchase a used reefer from us, know that it has been thoroughly inspected and we even ensure the trailer meets the Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations before being put on the lot for sale.
Speak with a sales representative to see if we have any antimicrobial reefer trailers in stock. Give us a call at 503-282-7207. You can also inquire online about our inventory of reefers.