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SCS's Latest Antimicrobial Coating Technology Effectively Eliminates Microorganisms on Devices

Published on 2013-06-20. Author : SpecialChem

INDIANAPOLIS, IN -- Specialty Coating Systems has announced a significant breakthrough in Parylene coating technologies: SCS microRESIST™ Antimicrobial Parylene Technology. SCS microRESIST combines the benefits of Parylene with antimicrobial properties to effectively eliminate harmful microorganisms on coated devices and components.

As healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) increase and continue to pose a challenge to hospitals and healthcare facilities, providers are tasked with improving patient health while reducing the risk of infection. SCS provides a new solution by offering manufacturers antimicrobial coating technology that effectively eliminates microorganisms.

Testing per JIS Z 2801, SCS microRESIST has demonstrated greater than 5 Log reduction after 24 hours on 14 common microorganisms, including E. coli and Staphylococcus aureus. The coating technology has also been tested for long-term effectiveness against E. coli, and achieved greater than 5 Log reduction.

SCS microRESIST technology can be applied to a variety of devices and applications where antimicrobial properties are critical during a product's use.

About Specialty Coating Systems

Headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, SCS is one of the worldwide leaders in Parylene conformal coating services, systems, and materials. SCS has over 40 years of application experience and expertise in the medical device, electronics, automotive and military industries. With eleven coating facilities throughout the Americas, Europe, and Asia, SCS leverages its worldwide Parylene coating resources in order to meet its customers' needs on a global basis. The company also offers industry-leading liquid coating systems, including spray, spin and dip coating systems, and ionic contamination test systems.

Source: Specialty Coating Systems


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