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Antimicrobial Coating Test Launched into Space

Global aerospace company Boeing recently launched a project to the International Space Station to test the effectiveness and durability of an antimicrobial coating in space.


Microalgae Transformed into Bioactive Coatings

Researchers from Flinders University have reportedly transformed a blue-green microalgae into ultrathin bioactive coatings using plasma jet technology.


New Product Announcement: Paint Sanitizing Agent

Worldwide producer of antimicrobial hygiene function and material protection for textiles and polymers Sanitized recently launched a new triple-action product for sanitation and in-can prese...


‘Invisible’ Cellulose Coating Protects Against Bacteria

A new thin film made of cellulose fiber that is “invisible to the naked eye” has been developed to mitigate the transfer of pathogens on high-traffic objects.


University, Nippon Discover Zeolite Anti-Viral Activity

A research group from the University of Tokyo and Nippon Paint Holdings Co., Ltd., has reportedly found that proton-form zeolites have an excellent inactivation effect against influenza and ...


COVID-Killing Nanocoating Receives Patent

A team of researchers from the University of Central Florida has been awarded a patent for their nanomaterial-based disinfectant that can kill viruses, including COVID-19.


Antibacterial Coating Research Awarded Funding

A project to develop sustainable antimicrobial surface coatings from advanced nanoparticles and naturally derived materials conducted by the University of Birmingham has recently been awarde...


Penn State Researchers Publish Nanomaterial Study

A team of chemical engineering researchers from Penn State University has recently uncovered mechanisms capable of easily drying and redispersing cellulose nanocrystals.


Study: Hygienic Coatings Prevent Bacteria Spread

In a recent press release, coatings manufacturer Teknos shared results from its participation in an independent study to investigate the antimicrobial efficacy and safety of silver-treated l...


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...


Antimicrobial Paint Used in Case Study

In an emailed press release, global coatings manufacturer PPG recently shared that its antimicrobial paint containing Corning Guardiant technology was used to protect the largest school syst...


Bacteria-Killing Material Developed for Surfaces

Researchers from the University of British Columbia have recently developed a copper-coated technology capable of killing bacteria.


University Develops Antibacterial Coating

A team of engineers and immunologists from the University of Michigan have recently announced the development of a new durable coating capable of killing bacteria and viruses quickly and for...


Researchers Develop COVID Shield Coating

A team of Australian researchers has recently developed a sprayable coating capable of preventing the surface spread of infection from bacteria and viruses, including COVID-19.


Anti-Viral Coating Developed by University Researchers

A team of researchers made up of Kuman University’s chemistry department faculty and others from the Atal Bihari Vajpayee Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management, Gwalior (...


ESA Testing Antimicrobial Coating on ISS

The European Space Agency recently announced that it is studying materials for self-cleaning antimicrobial coatings to protect both astronauts and materials on the International Space Statio...


University Develops Antibacterial Coating

Researchers from the University of British Columbia and the Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute have recently developed a nontoxic silver-based coating for medical implants that resi...


University Develops Paint to Fight Infections

Russian researchers from Tomsk State University have recently developed a new paint designed to neutralize common pathogens and reduce nosocomial (hospital-acquired) infections.


UIC Researchers Develop Frost-Resistant Coatings

Researchers from the University of Illinois Chicago recently announced that they have developed environmentally safe, frost-resistant coatings for the aerospace industry.


EPA Issues Civil Penalty for Antimicrobial Coating

Last week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced that a settlement had been reached with Allied BioScience, Inc. over alleged violations of federal pesticide regulations with th...


Korean Researchers Develop Antibacterial Additive

A team of researchers from the Department of Nano-Bio Convergence of the Korea Institute of Materials Science recently reported that they’ve developed a material that provides antibacterial ...


NASA Testing University’s Coatings Research

Polymer coatings research conducted by the University of Idaho was recently launched and installed at the International Space Station, with hopes to minimize bacterial transmission.


New Product Announcement: Anti-Viral Interior Paint

Global coatings company AkzoNobel recently announced the launch of its latest product: a wash and wear anti-viral interior coating.


University Develops Virus-Killing Coating

Researchers from The University of Queensland have recently developed an effective, antiviral surface coating technology against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.


Researchers Develop New Bacteria-Killing Coating

Researchers at University College London have reportedly developed a coating that activates in low-intensity light to kill bacteria.


University Warns About Antimicrobial Paints

Though antimicrobial paints claim to offer extra protection against bacteria, researchers at Northwestern University are cautioning that the coatings might be doing more harm than good.


Cicada Wings Inspire Steel That Kills Bacteria

Researchers from Georgia Tech have been looking for a way to get around a microbe’s defenses amid concerns in the industry about the adaptability of bacteria. Now, the team says it has come ...


Researchers: Nanotextured Steel Kills Bacteria

In response to increasing concerns over the adaptability of bacteria, researchers from Georgia Tech have been looking for a way to get past the microbe’s defenses. The result? The production...


Philly to Test Anti-Pee Paint

Seeking to solve complaints of occasional "human waste" on its subway system, Philadelphia is looking to test the impact of a special clear coating that not only resists urine, but repels it...


Philadelphia Ponders Anti-Pee Paint

Following in the footsteps of Hamburg, Germany, and San Francisco, Philadelphia is opting to explore use of a paint that should help discourage public urination in its subway system.


Coatings Target Food Facility Safety

In an effort to help curb the spread of food-borne illness, researchers in Ithaca, NY, are looking at how coatings might contribute to keeping surfaces at production facilities free of conta...


Universities Benefit From PPG Funding

Two universities are getting a boost for research development thanks to investments from coatings giant PPG.


PPG Funds University Research Projects

Coatings giant PPG is investing in engineering and chemistry research at the collegiate level.


Navy Hopes Coating Will Extend Sub Life

The U.S. Navy is trying out a new painting method to keep marine foul off of attack submarines in an effort to extend the vessels’ service expectancy.


Intelligent Pigments Heat, Clean, Save

Pigments are getting smarter, enabling a new generation of coatings, concrete and plastics with greater potential than ever to store heat, fight corrosion, self-clean and stop fungi.


Study Boosts Germ-Fighting Coating

A new coating containing silver nanoparticles has been found effective in reducing germs on nurse call buttons, bedside tables, and other high-touch surfaces in hospital rooms.


Smart Coatings Market Set to Surge

Forecasters are expecting a “staggering” and sustained across-the-board growth spurt for the global smart coatings industry.


Smart Money is on Smart Coatings

Enlisted by the military, tended by the medical field, and built up by the construction industry, smart coatings have a brilliant future.


Coating Claims Germ-Free Finish

German researchers are reporting the development of a coating with the potency to kill and deflect fungal and bacterial growth for years.


Coating Slays Germs for Years

A new antimicrobial coating reportedly has the power to kill and prevent bacteria and fungi growth for several years, its developers say.


Roofs Get Antibacterial Protection

A new anti-microbial roof coating can protect both the substrate and the occupants below it, the manufacturer says.


Rooftop Coating Targets Bacteria

Garland Roofing has launched Clear-Shield Rx, a water-based, roof coating system designed to provide antimicrobial protection for healthcare facilities, schools and other occupant-sensitive ...


New Coatings Carry a Gourmet Touch

The latest coatings research has taken a tasty turn toward ingredients that non-chemists can not only pronounce, but actually consume: Wine. Tea. Chocolate.


Antibacterial Coatings Take a Tasty Turn

For the latest antibacterial coating advance, look no further than your kitchen. Researchers at Northwestern University have developed new multifunctional coatings based on the sticky polyph...


New Coating Video Scores on YouTube

Industrial product commercials aren't typically a must-see, grab-the-popcorn event, but a video for a new waterproof coating is proving to be the exception.


Barrier Coating is New Viral Phenom

Without cat tricks, drunken stunts or bad dancing, a barrier coating product video has become one of YouTube’s latest—and unlikeliest—sensations.


 
 
   

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