Droll Yankees “Breaks the Mold” with Microban Antimicrobial Protection for Bird Feeders

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April 24, 2012
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Droll Yankees “Breaks the Mold” with Microban Antimicrobial Protection for Bird Feeders
 
Droll Yankees now offers 21 bird feeders with Microban antimicrobial technology to keep feeders cleaner between regular cleanings.
PLAINFIELD, CT (April 24, 2012) – Two household names, one heck of a cleaner feeder! Droll Yankees has partnered with Microban®, the global leader in antimicrobial product protection, to give backyard birders a much-needed advantage in wild bird feeding.
Droll Yankees bird feeders now feature Microban antimicrobial technology to protect feeders from the growth of damaging bacteria, mold, and mildew. While unprotected feeders harbor bacteria that can double in number every 20 minutes, Microban’s silver-glass technology is built into the feeder tubes, so it will not wash off or wear away. This addition to Droll Yankees products helps keep feeders cleaner between regular cleanings.
“We’re very excited to be able to offer these products to our customers, who I would characterize as ‘serious bird feeders,’ said Betsy Puckett, Droll Yankees President. “During our conversations with Microban, we discovered that their silver-glass technology results in a clearer plastic than any other plastic with antimicrobial protection, giving our feeders a nicer look.”
The Microban brand can be found in over 1,000 products from leading manufacturers, and is highly recognized and preferred by consumers – particularly in household applications. Droll Yankees’ partnership with Microban caters to that preference, giving backyard birders the opportunity to feed birds with a cleaner product.
“Throughout our history of over 42 years, we have focused on making feeders that are easy to clean, that work better and last longer,” Puckett added. “We make design and material improvements so that our customers receive products that work well in all respects. Microban technology adds tremendous value for the customer who is conscious of the need to provide a cleaner feeding environment for the birds that they love.”
Droll Yankees makes 22 feeders with Microban protection, including finch feeders, songbird feeders, and the Yankee Family of squirrel-proof feeders. To learn more, visit www.drollyankees.com.
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In 1969, Droll Yankees started a bird-feeding revolution with Model A-6F, the first tubular bird feeder. Since then, Droll Yankees has built on that success, continually developing innovative approaches to bird feeding that benefit both the birds and Droll Yankees customers. Generations of bird lovers have appreciated Droll Yankees’ quality construction, functional simplicity, and commitment to American workers. Droll Yankees offers a Lifetime Warranty and will replace any squirrel-damaged or defective parts, free of charge. To learn more about Droll Yankees’ products, visit www.drollyankees.com.
Microban International, Ltd. is a global technology and marketing company dedicated to enhancing high quality consumer, industrial and medical products with branded built-in protection from microbes. Microban International licenses the Microban® global brand name, sells custom-engineered compounds, and provides a range of services, including regulatory and marketing support. The Microban® brand promises continuous and durable antimicrobial product protection, built-in during manufacture to not wear out for the useful life of the product. Microban International is headquartered in North Carolina with operations in North America, Europe and Asia.