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PCI's New Anti-Microbial Keyboard Coatings are Scratch Resistant

Published on 2010-11-10. Author : SpecialChem

WEST CALDWELL, NJ -- Performance Coatings International (PCI) announced the availability of anti-microbial and scratch-resistant coatings, specifically formulated for computer keyboards, laptops, mobile devices and other personal technology systems.

Vueguard 901 AG5-HP is a line of UV curable coatings that enhance the scratch resistance, microbial resistance, wearability, and anti-glare properties of plastic keyboards and enclosures. The low-gloss coatings provide 100% adhesion on polycarbonate, PMMA, ABS, and other popular polymeric substrates. Vueguard 901 AG5-HP can be applied via spray, roll, or flow coating and is custom formulated for a textured or soft feel keyboard.

In ABS wear resistance felt tests with a 200 gram load, Vueguard provides wear resistance greater than 300,000 cycles with no visible scratches. In antimicrobial tests under JIS Z 2801 protocol using Escherichia coli and Staphylococcus aureus, the coatings provide 5.4 times greater resistance than uncoated materials.

About Performance Coatings International:

Performance Coatings International is an ISO 9001:2008 registered premier global supplier of high performance coatings, polymer based optical filters and test instruments.

Vueguard™ UV-curable coatings provide superior scratch resistance, abrasion resistance, chemical resistance with excellent anti-fog, anti-static, anti-glare and anti-weathering properties to enhance the chemical, physical, optical and environmental performance of plastic substrates and finished components.

Source: Performance Coatings International

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