OASIS® FRESHIELD® Fights Bacteria on Fountain, Cooler, and Bottle Filler Surfaces

Exclusive, proprietary compound harnesses antimicrobial power of natural silver

It’s a simple fact of life: wherever there are people, germs will follow. Humans have an average of 3,000 bacteria on their hands, and some will get left behind on everything they touch. That is why OASIS International, the global leader in clean drinking water systems, offers the exclusive germ-fighting protection of FRESHIELD®.

FRESHIELD is OASIS’ own proprietary compound that harnesses the natural antimicrobial properties of silver to form a bacteria-fighting enhancement. It mixes with the plastic used to make molded surfaces and components on OASIS water fountains, water coolers, and even the bottle fillers that have increased in popularity in recent years as more people carry their own water containers rather than buy bottled.

The antimicrobial properties of silver have been known for thousands of years. Coupled with antimicrobial copper, which OASIS offers on metal touchpoints, OASIS offers microbe-resistant products unmatched in the industry—creating a safer hydration experience through the power of nature.

In addition to promoting public health, FRESHIELD also helps OASIS units last longer. This special compound imbues plastic surfaces with the ability to better stand up to the degradation that typically accompanies wet environments like those found on water fountains and coolers. FRESHIELD fights against mold, discoloration, and even odors—all while it’s battling illness-causing bacterial strains.

“Healthy hydration is a pillar of our company,” said Jeff Chiarugi, CEO of OASIS. “For us, that means extending the principle beyond the purity of the water, which should be a given, to the delivery system itself. FRESHIELD provides additional layers of protection against microbes and germs so the public can use our products with confidence, and business owners can reduce lost time caused by illness.”

FRESHIELD is available on select OASIS products. To find out which products might be right for your facilities, contact OASIS at 800.646.2747 or info@oasiscoolers.com.