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The Invisible Menace

Antimicrobial Coatings to the Rescue

BY ALLEN ZIELNIK, ATLAS MATERIAL TESTING TECHNOLOGY LLC

The USDA and several leading paint and powder-coating companies are working to fine-tune antimicrobial coatings used to finish medical instruments, equipment and supplies to prevent bacteria growth. Now, the technology is starting to make an even bigger impact on consumers....
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Tagged categories: Antibacterial coatings; Anti-microbial; Centers for Disease Control; Coating chemistry; Coatings Technology; Environmental Protection Agency (EPA); Food and Drug Administration (FDA); Health Care/Hospitals; Sherwin-Williams

Comment from Marc Hirsch, (8/5/2016, 9:12 AM)

Allen, a really excellent comprehensive article. Thanks for all of the information; confirmation of what I know and much of what I didn't.


Comment from Anne Whitacre, (8/5/2016, 6:49 PM)

We are finding that some health care clients -- in particular -- are specifically banning anti-microbials on their projects. Its also been an issue with other chemicals of concern on projects that have that emphasis. The one exception is copper-containing door hardware.


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