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Flint Group Develops Antimicrobial Coatings

Published on 2010-08-30. Author : SpecialChem

With the ever increasing focus on preventing infections from harmful bacteria, Flint Group is developing an active antimicrobial coating suitable for application on most substrates and via all major printing methods.

Proven in hospital real time studies and supported by full independent laboratory data, the Biomaster technology works via release of silver ions on demand which in turn safely inhibit bacteria growth.

The inorganic nature, small particle size and high temperature tolerance of the product makes it ideal for use in the production of antibacterial coatings.

Biomaster products contain typically 10 times more silver than any other silver biocides which are on the market, and consequently they only need to be used at very low concentrations. With a minimal loading level required, the on-cost is not significant but the results are impressive - reducing bacteria levels by 99.99%.

About Flint Group:

Flint Group, a leading global solutions provider to the Packaging and Print Media industries. Flint Group develops, manufactures and markets an extensive array of conventional and energy curable inks and coatings; pressroom chemicals; highly engineered printing blankets and sleeves for offset printing as well as pigments and additives for use in inks and other colourant applications.

Source: Flint Group

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