With customer needs and market trends as key drivers, Stardust invests heavily in research and development activities to drive innovative solutions that solve their clients’ problems. Alongside innovation and customer-centricity, the company places a strong focus of social responsibility. This drives research towards an absolute eco-compatibility of Stardust’s products with the aim to lower the environmental impact for a higher quality of life.
To further drive value-added product innovation, Stardust worked with BioCote® to introduce antimicrobial powder coatings: the Guardian AM powder coating range. Guardian AM harnesses the performance of ionic silver, which helps to reduce microbes on protected surfaces and inhibits their growth, contributing to a more hygienic environment and better-protected surfaces. Available as “Guardian AM Architecture” and “Guardian AM Medical”, Stardust delivers sector-bespoke solutions that combine targeted functionality with antimicrobial protection.
Integrated into the powder coating during the manufacturing process, BioCote® technology becomes part of the coating without affecting its functionality or aesthetics. The antimicrobial protection works around-the-clock for the expected lifetime of the coating and is effective against a wide range of bacteria, fungi and moulds, and has been successfully tested against ISO 22196:2011 and ASTM G21.
Guardian AM is suitable for use in many settings, including hospitals, schools, restaurants, gyms, hotels, public transportation, lifts and furnishing accessories. BioCote® technology can be integrated into all product families offered by Stardust, such as epoxies, epoxy-polyesters, polyesters and polyurethanes, and all smooth finishes available, from super matte to gloss.