Antimicrobial Coatings

Surfaces can now be protected with antimicrobial coating in order to prevent microbial growth and degradation. Specialist Technology that is active within the coating can reduce up to 99.99% of microbes on the coated surface.

Once applied, antimicrobial coating prevents microbial growth and degradation, including microorganisms such as mildew, fungus, mould, algae, bacteria and viruses. The antimicrobial coating helps to prevent the spread of microbes around the product and so enables effective surface hygiene to be maintained. 

These specialist antimicrobial coatings, both in liquid paint and powder coating are applied by ACC to products in a diverse range of environments and applications, both interior and exterior, and including the following sectors : medical, food and catering, self-service technologies, communications, computing, and hardware.

Medical Antimicrobial Coatings

The high level of protection and ability to reduce microbes on coated surfaces means that antimicrobial coatings can help reduce the spread of germs in medical and healthcare settings. The application of antimicrobial coatings to a variety of everyday surfaces and objects in medical facilities such as door handles and light switches can help stop the spread of germs. Furthermore antimicrobial coatings can also be applied to medical equipment and surgical devices, helping create and cleaner and more sterile environment.
The benefits of antimicrobial coatings reach further than objects and surfaces. The ability to coat appliances such as air-conditioning units, ventilation, pipping and heating units can help improve indoor environments and air quality.

Antimicrobial coatings provide a long term solution to maintaining clean surfaces. Where regular disinfecting and deep cleaning is not possible or feasible, antimicrobial coatings deliver protection and stop the growth of disease-causing micro-organisms.

How do Antimicrobial Coatings Work?

Specialist liquid paints and powder coating are formulated with an added level of antimicrobial protection. ACC are able provide their customers with an extraordinary level of antimicrobial protection against stain and odour-causing bacteria on the surface of their coated product.

Microbes multiply quickly on unprotected surfaces. Antimicrobial coating protection works by disrupting key bacterial cell functions, which mitigates microbes from propagation. Unlike surface disinfectants, which only temporarily clear microbes from the surface of the coating, antimicrobial coatings are designed to work 24/7.  

The Benefits of Antimicrobial Coating

Antimicrobial coatings deliver a high level of protection at a time when limiting the spread of germs and viruses is paramount. Reducing up to 99.99% of microbes on a coated surface. The one time coating of a product or surface provides long-lasting protection. This makes antimicrobial coatings a cost effective way of maintaining long term protection and therefore reducing the need for regular cleaning.

The reduction on microbes makes for an overall cleaner and healthier environment. Whether in public spaces or offices, schools and hospitals.

While delivering significant health benefits, antimicrobial coating increases the general lifespan of the surfaces and products it is applied to, protecting against discolouration, odour and other damage caused by microbial activity.

Why Choose ACC

  • ACC’s high levels of process control ensure we deliver the best protection and performance in the application of the antimicrobial coatings.

  • The broad spectrum performance of antimicrobial coatings makes them perfect for use in hygiene critical environments such as schools, hospitals, and commercial kitchens. Typical active ingredients include silver or zinc.

  • Liquid paint and powdercoating options systems for a range of substrates in both metals and plastic polymers.

  • Our aim is to deliver the most effective solution by working closely with our customers and gain a greater understanding of their specific needs and levels of protection.

  • Colours available in standard colour systems (e.g. RAL, BS4800) - also possible to match almost any solid colour with any gloss level.

  • Please note these specialist coatings do not protect users or others against disease-causing bacteria, germs, viruses or other harmful organisms. This technology is not a substitute for good hygiene and/or cleaning practices.