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Powder Coatings for Anti-Microbial Applications

As the world works to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, our collective awareness of spreading germs is at an all-time high. Every surface is subject to suspicion. The coronavirus pandemic has made everyone to become more aware of what we touch and what we come in contact with on a day-to-day basis. That is why a lot of people are taking better measures for the sake of their overall health.

One solution that may help play a role in stopping the spread of germs is anti-microbial powder coating. This coating is a wonderful alternative to paint because it offers more protection to both the item coated and the people who touch it, besides being more durable and aesthetically pleasing.

What is Anti-Microbial Powder Coating?

Powder coating is a type of surface coating consisting of dry powder rather than wet paint. Surfaces with a high level of wear or corrosion are coated with powder for a long-lasting finish that is resistant to chipping, scratching, flaking, rusting, and corrosion. More recently, anti-microbial additives have been added to such coating. The technology is based on silver, a natural anti-microbial that has been shown to be effective in killing over 650 strains of bacteria, yeast, fungi, molds and other microorganisms. By applying such an anti-microbial coating, we can kill or control bacteria and prevent such disease in the first place.

What surfaces can be coated in Anti-Microbial Powder Coating?

Various parts and surfaces can be coated in anti-microbial powder coating including aluminium, steel, stainless steel and zinc coated steel.

Typical applications for Anti-Microbial Powder Coatings are:

  • Outdoor furniture;

  • Gym equipment;

  • Medical equipment;

  • Handrails on stairs, balconies, and other surfaces;

  • Gates;

  • Internal panels;

  • Any other surface that sees frequent touching by multiple people.

The main benefits of Anti-Microbial Powder Coating

  • Provides decorative effect;

  • Highly durable, meaning it won't wear off, wash out or leach from the coating;

  • Provides an additional level of 24 hour protection, 7 days a week against microbial growth on the coated surface;

  • Available in an extensive range of colours, textures and special finishes.

Being safe is the message and the goal is to consider all the tools and technologies available to do so. Contact Arkote to discuss your unique project surface coatings needs. We‘ll develop a custom solution that is right for you.


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