Microban® Featured in Paint and Coatings Industry (PCI) Magazine

Nov 11, 2021

Microban was featured in PCI Magazine with a piece covering turnkey solutions for antimicrobial coatings, authored by in-house coatings expert, James Rapley.

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Microban Product Development Engineer, James Rapley, was recently published in Paint and Coatings Industry (PCI) Magazine. Rapley explores antimicrobial coatings in a piece that covers new innovations to help meet the increased demand for surface cleanliness across homes, workplaces, and healthcare environments.

"With 64 % of adults now prepared to pay more for a product with built-in antimicrobial product protection*, coating developers are acutely aware that the day will come when customers expect this as standard, in the same way that safety airbags have become the norm in modern motor vehicles. 

Rapley notes that antimicrobial coatings will soon be an expectation rather than something 'nice to have,' and companies are beginning to recognize the need to implement a cost-effective approach to accelerate successful product development. Looking at the coatings specifically, the industry is seeking the development of new and improved processes and breakthrough formulations that support the seamless integration of additives like antimicrobials.

Antimicrobial additives can pose some challenges to material form and appearance, while causing a financial burden on manufacturers in the product development stage. That's why it's important to partner with an experienced technical team that can help ensure efficiency and effectiveness throughout the development process.

Turnkey Solutions Propelling Antimicrobial Coatings Into the Future