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Antimicrobial Additives for Paints & Coatings

Antimicrobial Additives for Paints & Coatings are specific actives that can be introduced into a paint, coating, ink or lacquer during the manufacturing process to make it resistant to microbes. An additive will encompass a specific antimicrobial active, such as silver, and can be formulated to suit the type of paint or coating, the material it may be used to treat, and the manufacturing process employed.

BioCote’s range of antimicrobial additives can be easily and cost-effectively manufactured into all types of solvent, water-based, liquid, oil or powder paints and coatings including:

  • General industrial coatings
  • Decorative coatings
  • Speciality coatings
  • Speciality inks
  • Varnishes

Our scientifically proven antimicrobial technology will provide lasting and effective protection against harmful bacteria, mould, fungi and viruses by up to 99.99%, ultimately helping your paint or coating to minimise staining, bad odours and material degradation on any surface it is applied to. Once infused into your paints or coatings, our silver ion antimicrobial additive will not leech, cause discolouration or affect the final finish. We also have data to prove that BioCote’s antimicrobial additive technology will last for the expected lifetime of your paints or coatings, making them more durable.

Antimicrobial Paints & Coatings for Hygiene Critical Environments

Articles within hygiene-critical environments such as hospitals, schools, care homes and food production facilities are known to harbour pathogenic bacteria and other microbes for extended periods of time; the H1N1 genome in particular is reported to survive on surfaces for up to 24 hours. This, combined with the increased prevalence of antibiotic resistance and reports that cleaning agents are having a reduced effect on microbial colonisation, is why leading global brands are turning to BioCote® for support in developing proven and effective antimicrobial paints & coatings that can be applied to common contact surfaces within these environments, such as flooring, elevator buttons, light switches, door handles and bathroom fittings – ultimately reducing the risk of cross-contamination and complimenting existing hygiene protocols.

Why Trust BioCote®?

Paints & coatings containing BioCote® antimicrobial additives are used and trusted by millions of people around the world in some of the most testing environments. Globally renowned companies who benefit from a range of BioCote® protected paints & coatings include Akzo Nobel, HMG Paints, Teknos, G Techniq and many more.

Request An Antimicrobial Additive Sample Today

If you are looking to trial an antimicrobial additive in your paint or coating, BioCote® will happily provide a free-of-charge* antimicrobial additive sample for you to include in your manufacturing process. Once the additive has been added into the paint or coating, we will then ask you to send it to BioCote® for analysis at an independent certified laboratory where a team of experienced microbiologists will measure the antimicrobial performance of your paint or coating using the appropriate international ISO test method.

To request a sample, or to speak to a member of the BioCote® team about making your paints & coatings antimicrobial, submit a contact form or call us on +44 (0)2477 712 489.

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