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Antimicrobial Coatings for Stainless Steel and Other Substrates
November 2006
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SureShield™ liquid and powder coatings for metals are antimicrobial, to prohibit the growth of odor- and stain-causing bacteria, molds, mildews, and fungi on the coating. In addition, all of the coatings are fingerprint resistant, said to add a benefit to stainless steel products. The antimicrobial liquid and powder coatings for metals provide a barrier between a stainless steel surface and human touch. Residue from fingerprints is said to be more easily cleaned from stainless steel surfaces. The coatings are thin and sheer, to preserve the natural color and brushed surface look of the stainless steel. All coatings can be applied to various grades and polishes of stainless steel, with 304, 316 and 430 being most popular. Both liquid and powder coatings are available in a variety of clear, solid and transparent color options. Clear coatings are available with various gloss levels to preserve stainless steel’s natural appearance. Transparent color coatings, also available at various gloss levels, are ideal for stainless steel products that are not intended to have a traditional gray appearance, but a unique color that will allow distinguishable brush markings to show through the coating.
Ultra-Fresh™ compounds are said to protect the company’s coatings from germination and outgrowth of microorganisms by changing the coating from one that is conducive to microbial replication to one that is not conducive to replication. According to the company, its coatings provide a long-term solution for microbial protection and product cleanliness by inhibiting the growth of bacteria, fungi and other microorganisms that can cause odors, staining, deterioration, and corrosion. The coating can be pre-applied to one or both sides of an aluminum, stainless steel or carbon steel coil. It can also be post-applied via powder or liquid aerosol spray, air spray, airless spray, brush, or roller to any type and size of metal, including: aluminum, brass, carbon steel, chrome, copper, cast iron, and stainless steel. Horizon Business Group, www.horizonbusinessgroup.com

Horizon Business Group


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