New powder coating fights germs. (Fresh Paint).* A new antimicrobial antimicrobial /an·ti·mi·cro·bi·al/ (-mi-kro´be-al)
1. killing microorganisms or suppressing their multiplication or growth.
2. an agent with such effects. powder coating Powder coating is a type of dry coating, which is applied as a free-flowing, dry powder. The main difference between a conventional liquid paint and a powder coating is that the powder coating does not require a solvent to keep the binder and filler parts in a liquid suspension formula for finishing surfaces has been developed. The key ingredient, silver, is inorganic inorganic /in·or·gan·ic/ (in?or-gan´ik)
1. having no organs.
2. not of organic origin.
1. , which doesn't allow bacteria to become immune.
In the Los Angeles Los Angeles (lôs ăn`jələs, lŏs, ăn`jəlēz'), city (1990 pop. 3,485,398), seat of Los Angeles co., S Calif.; inc. 1850. area, AK Coatings is setting up a concept house to field test antimicrobial powder coatings in high-touch areas on a wide variety of surfaces such as door knobs, handles, metal panels and railings.
"Powder coating manufacturers are continually con·tin·u·al
1. Recurring regularly or frequently: the continual need to pay the mortgage.
2. experimenting with new formulations to enhance the benefits of powder coating and to expand its usage to a wide variety of materials," said Greg Bocchi, executive director of the Powder Coatings Institute. "As the industry evolves, we're seeing phenomenal uses of powder coatings that we never could have imagined a few years ago. We are very excited about the development of the antimicrobial powder coatings, a breakthrough that combines powder coatings' unique protective qualities with scientific and medical applications."