Antimicrobial Technology for Commercial Kitchens: The Role of Antimicrobial Paints and Coatings

Antimicrobial Technology for Commercial Kitchens: The Role of Antimicrobial Paints and Coatings

3.2 min readPublished On: January 29th, 2024By
3.2 min readPublished On: January 29th, 2024By
Antimicrobial Technology for Commercial Kitchens

Antimicrobial technology for commercial kitchens is among the various innovations that aid the food and catering sectors, where hygiene is a priority and a non-negotiable necessity to maintain optimal hygiene standards. BioCote® antimicrobial technology inhibits the growth of bacteria such as Listeria monocytogenes, Campylobacter, and Salmonella that often pose a significant risk throughout the food supply chain.

Proven Efficacy and Key Benefits

BioCote® antimicrobial technology sets itself apart with its high proven efficacy against bacteria, with a 96% reduction in bacteria in a food production facility. Furthermore, BioCote® is the first and only antimicrobial technology globally to receive HACCP International certification, which allows us to be integrated for direct use in food-contact items. However, the benefits of antimicrobial technology extend beyond enhanced hygiene.

  • Extended Product Lifespan: Antimicrobial technology not only contributes to a cleaner kitchen but also helps extend the lifespan of equipment and surfaces. By inhibiting microbial growth, it reduces the deterioration of materials, ensuring that kitchen components remain in good condition for a longer period of time.
  • Reduced Cross-Contamination Risks: In a busy commercial kitchen, cross-contamination is a constant concern. Antimicrobial coatings and products create a protective barrier, minimising the risk of cross-contamination from one surface to another by preventing the spread of microbes from one surface to another.
  • Ease of Maintenance: Antimicrobial surfaces are often easier to clean and maintain. They resist the accumulation of bacteria, making regular cleaning routines more effective and efficient.

Diverse Applications

Commercial kitchens need to meet strict cleanliness standards and ensure a consistently clean environment. As surfaces are often exposed to high traffic, moisture, and varied temperatures, they can become breeding grounds for bacteria and microbes.

BioCote®’s technology can provide a layer of protection to a diverse array of products; from walls and flooring to conduits and trays, these products can then seamlessly combine functionality with advanced antimicrobial protection. Antimicrobial technology can be introduced into the product itself or its surface, allowing for a tailored approach to address specific needs and challenges.

Antimicrobial Paints and Coatings for Commercial Kitchens

Paints, integrated with BioCote® antimicrobial technology, play a crucial role in enhancing safety and hygiene standards in commercial kitchens. Antimicrobial paints and coatings are particularly beneficial in spaces prone to surface-to-surface cross-contamination, especially in food preparation areas. Representing a versatile and cost-effective solution, antimicrobial paints are also seamless and hassle-free in their application.

In collaboration with Akzo Nobel with their Interpon Range, Cardinal, Powder Tech, and other leading paints and coatings partners, BioCote® offers an additional layer of protection. By applying them to surfaces such as walls, ceilings, equipment surfaces, and existing features, businesses can rely on BioCote® antimicrobial additives to actively inhibit bacterial growth. This proactive approach ensures a consistently cleaner kitchen environment and reflects a commitment to enhance hygiene standards.

Collaborative Innovation: BioCote® Partners in Food

Renowned brands in the food industry recognise the value of BioCote® antimicrobial technology in enhancing the hygiene of their products. Touchscreens and portable devices are recognised as breeding grounds for microbes; therefore, Monika focused on developing a handheld Smart PA device, ensuring functionality and cleanliness in high-use kitchen environments. Similarly, ABB introduced an antimicrobial conduit system, providing resilient protection for crucial power and data cables. CDN offers a range of thermometers that benefit from proven antimicrobial technology to ensure that its thermometers reduce the presence of microbes on their surfaces, keeping them fresher for longer and extending their functional lifetime.

In partnership with John Lord, a leader in high-performance resin flooring, advanced antimicrobial technology extends its reach to the very foundation of commercial kitchens. Simultaneously, BioClad®, an award-winning manufacturer, introduces antimicrobial wall cladding designed to combat bacteria and microbes on the very surface of walls. As businesses strive for excellence and consumers demand higher hygiene standards, BioCote® stands as a trusted partner in the pursuit of a cleaner, safer, and more resilient commercial kitchen environment.

BioCote® Antimicrobial Technology in Mental Health Facility Design

Designing environments for mental health facilities requires a specific diligence to focus on creating spaces that are safe, reliable, and low maintenance. This week, BioCote® had the pleasure of attending the Design in Mental Health event, where we connected with our partners who are leading the way in innovative design solutions for these environments.