DECORATIVE COATINGS WITH ANTIBACTERIAL PROPERTIES
Touch-based contamination contributes to the spread of many bacterial infections. Being able to use decorative coatings with antibacterial properties – to create antibacterial door handles or sanitary hardware – has long been a desire for architects and designers of hospitals, airports, schools and other high-touch environments. And in the current global climate, consumers are increasingly health-conscious as well.
The effectiveness of Hauzer’s antibacterial coatings, based on the effectiveness of silver ions in killing bacteria, has been well proven. Common infectious bacteria Escherichia coli and Staphylococcus aureus have confirmed 100% kill rates.
ANTIBACTERIAL COATINGS IN THE RIGHT COLOURS
Andreas: “In the past year, Hauzer has focused on expanding our antibacterial properties to a wider range of coating colours. My colleague Ivan Kolev, Process Technology Manager, led this development. We’re now able to tune the silver content in the coating to make sure the kill rate is optimised for that coating. With adaptations to our recipes, we are usually able to ensure that the coating’s colour matches the version that does not have antibacterial properties, to give our customers the broadest application range. This is made possible because the technology we use allows us to tune the amount of silver, something other technologies cannot do.”
Adding antibacterial properties to Hauzer coatings can be done with only a minor machine upgrade. If you’re interested in antibacterial properties for your products or customers, please get in touch. Andreas: “And from our side, we would welcome enquiries from customers who are interested in testing these coatings for antiviral properties as well.”