The Invisible Menace

Antimicrobial Coatings to the Rescue

From JPCL, August 2016

By Allen Zielnik, ATLAS Material Testing Technology LLC

The USDA and several leading paint and powder-coating companies are working to fine-tune antimicrobial coatings used to finish medical instruments, equipment and supplies to prevent bacteria growth. Now, the technology is starting to make an even bigger impact on consumers....

(Login to read the full article)

Tagged categories: Antibacterial coatings; Anti-microbial; Centers for Disease Control; Coating chemistry; Coatings Technology; Coatings Technology; Environmental Protection Agency (EPA); Food and Drug Administration (FDA); Health Care/Hospitals; Interior Wall Coatings; Sherwin-Williams

Comment from Marc Hirsch, (8/5/2016, 9:12 AM)

Allen, a really excellent comprehensive article. Thanks for all of the information; confirmation of what I know and much of what I didn't.

Comment from Anne Whitacre, (8/5/2016, 6:49 PM)

We are finding that some health care clients -- in particular -- are specifically banning anti-microbials on their projects. Its also been an issue with other chemicals of concern on projects that have that emphasis. The one exception is copper-containing door hardware.

Comment Join the Conversation:

Sign in to our community to add your comments.

Axxiom Manufacturing

KTA-Tator, Inc. - Corporate Office

HoldTight Solutions Inc.

Sauereisen, Inc.


Technology Publishing Co., 1501 Reedsdale Street, Suite 2008, Pittsburgh, PA 15233

TEL 1-412-431-8300  • FAX  1-412-431-5428  •  EMAIL

The Technology Publishing Network

PaintSquare the Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings Paint BidTracker

EXPLORE:      JPCL   |   PaintSquare News   |   Interact   |   Buying Guides   |   Webinars   |   Resources   |   Classifieds
REGISTER AND SUBSCRIBE:      Free PaintSquare Registration   |   Subscribe to JPCL   |   Subscribe to PaintSquare News
MORE:      About   |   Privacy Policy   |   Terms & Conditions   |   Support   |   Site Map   |   Search   |   Contact Us