New Product Announcement: Antibacterial Tech
Established in the antimicrobial, odor control, sanitization and disinfection markets, and part of Barr Brands International, Microban International has recently announced the development of a non-heavy-metal technology.
Designed to integrate antimicrobial functionality into any water-based coating formulation, LapisShield is proven to inhibit bacterial growth by up to 99.99%. The new technology is also reported to prevent the growth of mold and mildew and can be utilized to help protect treated surfaces from various sources of microbial degradation.
“We are excited to introduce LapisShield as the latest example of Microban’s commitment to developing sustainable, non-heavy metal antimicrobial technologies for its partners worldwide. Our coatings experts have worked tirelessly to deliver a more environmentally-friendly technology that offers the best quality and compatibility for water-based coating systems,” said Michael Ruby, President at Microban International.
“The fantastic stability and clarity of LapisShield allows it to be easily integrated with a wide variety of coatings systems, including anti-fingerprint and anti-smudge formulations, and applications requiring optically clear performance.”
The latest innovation from Microban International, the company notes that LapisShield can enhance manufacturers’ coatings with protection against the detrimental effects of microbes—including stains, odors and premature degradation—extending the lifetime of coated products.
The technology can also allow for coating batches to be stored for future use, which can help prevent unnecessary waste and optimize resources for more sustainable coatings manufacturing. It is specifically designed for the water-based coatings industry and is compatible with thin coating systems.
LapisShield is available to water-based coating manufacturers across the world and can be used on a variety of substrates, including glass, metal, wood and plastics. The technology offers enhanced UV stability and reportedly limits the impact on the optical properties of water-based coatings.