COATINGS

SteriTouch antimicrobial additives are available for any type of coating, including paints, powder coat, liquid coatings and lacquers.

At low addition rates, it offers excellent protection against bacteria, biofilm, fungi and mould, has no adverse effect on physical properties and requires no processing changes.

PAINT

Using a SteriTouch paint additive in a new or existing formulation is a simple way to add value and differentiate your products. Paints containing SteriTouch additives have been independently proven to prevent the growth of bacteria for 10 years, as well as offering ongoing protection against black mould and algae.

In many cases it can be as straightforward as mixing the additive into the paint to achieve a long lasting antimicrobial effect, and solutions are available for most coatings.  Through our partnerships, we are also able to supply pre-validated paints for most applications, from domestic emulsions through to highly resistant scrubbable acrylics for very demanding environments such as operating theatres.

GEL & LIQUID COATINGS

Additives are also available for gel and liquid coatings, used in swimming pool linings, automotive leathers and HVAC applications.

Clear antimicrobial coatings provide a tangible benefit to HVAC items such as cooling towers and air conditioning systems, preventing the build up of stubborn biofilm.

This slimy matrix of bacteria is a major cause of degradation and reduced efficiency in coils, ductwork and other components. Coatings can be applied during the manufacturing process or retrospectively through the use of spraying equipment.

Additives for inks, lacquers and varnishes are also available to offer a protective finish to materials such as leather, plastics, wood and concrete.

POWDER COAT

Available in any RAL colour, gloss or matt clear, our powder coats can also be matched to an existing finish. Moving from a standard powder to a pre-validated SteriTouch powder is as simple as changing the box.

Our antimicrobial powder coats are applied using conventional equipment, and require no processing changes to get started. Protecting your products against bacteria, algae and mould has never been easier.

Ease of transition, together with our realistic pricing, mean that SteriTouch antimicrobial finish can be added to existing products with minimal effort. Powder coated healthcare items such as air pressure stabilisers, lighting, bed frames and trolleys are often overlooked for routine cleaning. The antimicrobial properties of ionic silver will work continuously for the lifetime of the coating to deliver protection against infection-causing bacteria such as MRSA, E.Coli and Salmonella.

COATED FILMS

SteriTouch has developed antimicrobial and anti-counterfeit additives which can be permanently embedded into films and film coatings to provide a lifetime of protection. If it’s the finished product you’re looking for, we can supply antimicrobial hard coated polyester film ready for conversion.

Overlay and membrane films are used across a huge range of products, from touch screens and keypads, to furniture and flooring. Using an antimicrobial additive in the hard coat will provide lifelong protection while preserving the original properties of the film and coating, such as embossability, chemical resistance and compatibility with solvent and UV curing inks.

As well as antimicrobial properties, coatings can also feature anti-counterfeit markers. Using the latest in detectable technology, we can combine additives to allow the detection of genuine products – of particular benefit where manufacturing is outsourced.

Steracryl antibacterial paint from Crown Trade, powered by SteriTouch technology

Crown Trade’s Steracryl Paint with SteriTouch protection

APPROVALS

The active components we use are all EPA, EFSA and FDA approved and exempt from REACH. All other components are REACH compliant. All non-actives are either food contact approved or GRAS (Generally Regarded as Safe), so they can be used in applications where safety is paramount.

All active components used by SteriTouch® are also being supported through to inclusion in Annex 1 of the BPR (Biocidal Products Regulation). We ensure that you will be using additives with support in the Product Types appropriate for your specific products and applications.

POWDER COATING

Switching to a SteriTouch powder coat could not be easier. Our powders are pre-qualified and application is the same as a standard powder, with the benefit of continuous antimicrobial properties.

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