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Mosquito-Repellent Paint Earns Certificate

Thursday, May 30, 2019

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European coatings company CIN announced on Tuesday (May 28) via an emailed press release that its anti-mosquito paint, Artilin 3A Mate, has been awarded a five-year effectiveness certificate.

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The paint was first approved for sale in the European Union in 2016, after the EU’s three-year-long approval procedure.

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European coatings company CIN announced on Tuesday (May 28) via an emailed press release that its anti-mosquito paint, Artilin 3A Mate, has been awarded a five-year effectiveness certificate.

CIN says that French toxicology laboratory Phycher Bio Développement tested coatings that were obtained five years ago and verified that it obtained a 100% killing rate of the three most relevant mosquitos (the malaria mosquito Anopheles gambiae, the yellow fever mosquito Aedes aegypti and the common house mosquito Culex pipiens).

The paint is designed for use on interior walls and ceilings in residential, public and commercial buildings, and is available in a range of colors.

CIN also says that the paint can control the population of other insects, such as cockroaches, the common fly, the biting house fly, mites and bed bugs.

Artilin 3A Mate is available for the purchase in 22 counties, though not yet in the United States.

Other Recent Pest-Controlling Paints

The U.S. Department of Labor's Environmental Protection Agency did approve a mosquito-repellent paint in April 2018, with Japan-based Kansai Paint Group’s Anti-Mosquito Paint, which is also for interior use.

That paint’s active ingredient, according to Kansai, disables the nervous system in mosquitos, preventing them from flying or biting. Further, the company says, the ingredient has not been shown to be a danger to humans, either by physical contact or oral ingestion.

“Our testing has showed that the Kansai Anti-Mosquito Paint was able to exterminate on contact more than 90% of mosquitoes and is effective for at least two years,” noted Kalpana Abe, Vice President, President’s Office, Kansai Paint Group.

“It will deter various species of mosquitos, which can carry several viruses present in the U.S., including Zika and the West Nile.”

   

Tagged categories: Asia Pacific; Certifications and standards; Coatings Technology; EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa); Environmentally friendly; Interior Wall Coatings; Latin America; North America; Specialty Coatings; Z-Continents

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