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Bottle Coating’s patented coating process can be treated with silver ionic technology that is known to inhibit the growth of microbes on powder coated surfaces.

 

 Features & Benefits

  • Available in a variety of chemistries, including epoxy, hybrid and polyester (premium weathering and low cure formulations)
  • Available in a full range of colors, textures and glosses
  • Active ingredient is Environmental Protection Agency
  • (EPA) – registered and US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) – compliant

Ideal Applications

Hospitals, public transit, restaurants, park and playground structures, medical equipment, water treatment plants, food service packaging equipment, pharmaceutical labs, school and child care facilities.

 

bacteriaImportant Notes

Some of our powder coatings can be formulated to meet:

› FDA guidelines under the Federal Code of Regulations, Title 21, Section 175.300; Resinous and Polymeric Coatings
› NSF/ANSI Standard 51 for food equipment materials

Silver is registered as a pesticide with the EPA (EPA 738-F-93-005). The EPA states, “Pesticides are substances used to prevent, destroy, repel or mitigate any pest ranging from insects, animals and weeds to microorganisms such as fungi, molds, bacteria and viruses.” The EPA strictly regulates advertising claims and as such, no health claims can be made relating to antimicrobial activity.

Antimicrobial protection is limited to the treated article and does not protect against disease-causing bacteria. The use of these products does not protect users of any such treated article or others against food-borne or disease-causing bacteria, viruses, germs or other disease-causing organisms.

For more information about EPA regulations on antimicrobial additives in consumer products, visit: www.epa.gov/pesticides/factsheets/treatart.htm

Technical Information

Why silver-based antimicrobial additives for powder coatings?
Silver is a naturally occurring element proven effective at inhibiting the growth of many types of microbes. Historical data shows that silver exhibits very low toxicity for humans and animals. Silver is highly regarded for its antimicrobial properties and has many benefits over alcohol-, chlorine-, or ammonium-based antimicrobials.

How does it work?
Moisture causes a controlled release of silver ions embedded in the special silver-containing zeolite. Silver ion interferes with the cell membranes to inhibit respiration and growth.

Antimicrobial Efficacy within 24 Hours

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Antimicrobial Performance After Wash Cycles

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