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Metal Coatings Trends and Innovations

SpecialChem / Ben van Leeuwen – Sep 12, 2011

There are many new trends and innovations within the metal coatings industry. Antimicrobial coatings are being used on a generous scale, in many ranges of application, varying from anti-fouling paints, coatings used in hospitals and on medical equipment, to algaecidal and fungicidal coatings in and around the house. Until now, coatings with added toxins are being used for these purposes. A growing problem in our world is that on the one hand, for reasons of health and environment, more and more biocides are being prohibited, while on the other hand bacteria are becoming more resistant. Good example is the growing problems with a.o. MRSA bacteria in hospitals. With the technology which has been developed by AM Coatings, anti-microbial coatings (i.e. paints with anti-bacterial, anti-algae and/or anti-fungal effects) can be produced without the use of recently used "slow release biocides" (toxics).

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