Antimicrobial Surface Coatings: Test Method and Market Expansion
Antimicrobial coatings are specialized materials engineered to inhibit the growth of microorganisms on surfaces in various industries, including healthcare, food processing, and transportation.
Per the current EPA coating test method, stainless steel coupons coated with the antimicrobial undergo a simulated wear regimen consisting of physical abrasion and chemical exposure to three different antimicrobial actives, followed by efficacy assessment against Staphylococcus aureusand Pseudomonas aeruginosa.
Simulated wear and chemical exposure evaluates the coating’s durability and compatibility with ordinary disinfection procedures. Once efficacy is demonstrated against Staphylococcus aureusand Pseudomonas aeruginosa, testing against additional bacteria and viruses may be performed.
Microchem’s scientists can help your company understand antimicrobial coating efficacy claims and related testing. For more information, please contact our Director of Client Relations, Karen Ramm at [email protected].