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Microban® antimicrobial technology can be manufactured into a range of coatings to provide durable product protection against microbial growth.

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What is an antimicrobial coating?

An antimicrobial coating is a surface covering containing an active ingredient that makes it effective against bacterial and fungal growth. Antimicrobial coatings could include solvent, water-based, liquid, or powder coatings.

What are the different types of antimicrobial coatings?

Surface protectants – Typically used in industrial or commercial settings, these coatings focus on material protection. Antimicrobial surface coatings enhance durability of surfaces and can include features like scratch and fingerprint resistance and protection against rust and oxidation.

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Mbns22 Microban Partner PPG Taubmans Decorative Paints FT

Taubmans: Decorative Paints
Taubmans PPG partners with Microban to seamlessly integrate antimicrobial technology into its range of Easycoat decorative paints.

Mbns22 Microban Partner Everbrite Protective Coating FT

Everbrite: Protective Coatings
Everbrite offers a clear protective coating that features built-in Microban technology for an added level of resistance to microbial growth.

Mbns22 Microban Partner Sherwin Williams paints coatings FT

Sherwin-Williams: Finishes
Sherwin-Williams engineer paints and coatings for powders, wood, plastics, electronics, and more featuring built-in Microban technology.

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Proven technologies

Mbns22 FT Microban Technology Shields Silver Shield

SilverShield® is a range of silver-based antibacterial technologies for coatings. The proven formulations eliminate up to 99.9% of bacterial growth.

Mbns22 Microban Technology Lapis Shield FT

LapisShield™ is a heavy-metal-free antimicrobial technology that offers improved quality and stability for water-based coating systems.

Mbns22 Microban Technology Ascera FT

Coming from chemistry inspired by nature, Ascera™ is a sustainable antibacterial technology designed for solvent-based coating systems.

Key benefits

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Active 24/7

Microban technology is a cost-effective solution that remains active for your coating product's expected lifetime. It will not leach out of the coating.

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Antibacterial*

Coatings treated with Microban technology are resistant to bacterial growth 24/7. This makes them perfect for use on surfaces in hygiene-critical environments.

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Antifungal*

Coatings containing Microban technology will resist the growth of unsightly mold and mildew, making them ideal for use in moist or humid environments.

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Extended lifespan

Microban technology has been proven to prolong the shelf-life of coatings. This ensures the product remains usable and stink-free for longer.

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Safe to use

Microban protection has undergone extensive independent laboratory testing and has a long history of safe use in a plethora of coating products.

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Tried & trusted

Microban technologies are used and trusted by some of the world's leading coating manufacturers, including Taubmans (PPG) and Sherwin-Williams.

Microban is proud to be an Associate Member of the British Coatings Federation

Frequently Asked Questions

What is an antimicrobial coating?

An antimicrobial coating is a surface covering containing an active ingredient that makes them effective against bacterial and fungal growth.

What are the different types of antimicrobial coatings?

Different types of antimicrobial coatings include surface protectants, decorative paints and lacquers.

How do you create an antimicrobial coating?

Antimicrobial technology is blended into thermoplastic, thermosetting, or other cross-linked or cured paints & coatings at the stage of manufacture.