The spread of pathogens is one of the biggest threats to public health. Antimicrobial coating companies are developing technology to make our spaces safer.
The growth of antimicrobial coating companies
Given the threat from pathogens and from the Covid-19 pandemic, it is perhaps unsurprising that the antimicrobial coating market is booming. It is expected to grow 8.2% to $7.36 billion by 2025 .
Antimicrobial technology is now widely used in medical settings to sterilize and to prevent infection.
Antimicrobial coating companies are increasingly working with other industry sectors , such as transport, retail and leisure, in order to reduce transmission in these public places.
The antimicrobial coating companies stopping infection in its tracks
Nitropep’s non-toxic antibacterial surface coating has been developed and patented by research teams at the University of Birmingham.
Initially developed for use on door handles, push plates and grab rails, it has been proven to effectively kill pathogens in under one minute, with a bacteria kill rate of over 99.99%. Once applied to the surface, the coating lasts for the lifetime of the product.
What’s more, it has been proven to rapidly inactivate SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19.
Nitropep and Rubig: working together to expand antimicrobial technology
Demonstrating how antimicrobial coating companies can work with industry, Nitropep has partnered with leading metal processing experts Rubig.
Rubig’s vacuum PACVD plasma technology is used to remove contamination from surfaces and activate the target surfaces. The surface is then coated with Nitropep’s antimicrobial agent. This provides an effective and long tasting antibacterial surface coating. It is also permitted in the EU under biocidal law.
Offering antiviral and antimicrobial protection for all public spaces
Rubig’s vacuum plasma process takes place at room temperature, so it can be used on a wide range of materials, such as metals and plastics.
As a result, Nitropep-Rubig antimicrobial technology can be rolled out for use on a variety of regularly-handled steel surfaces, including toilet flush handles, hand dryers and grip protection on shopping trolleys.
When the Nitropep technology is applied to air filters it offers a cost-effective antiviral solution to reducing the risk of airborne disease transmission.
Clearly, antimicrobial coating companies can offer protection to a wide range of public spaces, from hospitals to supermarkets.
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