Microban International and Coatings Tech Team Up to Develop Coating with Built-In Antibacterial Protection

Date: 12/07/2021

Coatings Tech and Microban International have partnered to develop COTECH Bio Safe, a surface coating with built-in antibacterial protection.

Manufacturer of antibacterial technologies Microban International has teamed up with coatings producer Coatings Tech Limited to develop COTECH Bio Safe™, an anti-fingerprint, easy-to-clean and hard-wearing coating that helps to keep metallic surfaces free from microorganisms and bacteria.

The Microban silver technology contained in COTECH continually inhibits surface growth of bacteria by disrupting the vital life processes and biological functions that enable growth and reproduction. The surface is kept hygienically cleaner and fresher in between cleaning, and product replacement due to tarnishing and wear is reduced, as well as the need to polish hard-to-clean surfaces. This new technology allows to save time and reduce costs, while helping to optimise material protection, sustainability and performance.

COTECH Bio Safe is suitable for use on metallic surfaces, glass reinforced plastic (GRP), as well as on powder coated and plastic surfaces.

The benefits provided by COTECH Bio Safe include:

  • Resistance to bacterial growth
  • Easier to clean surfaces
  • Complementation of existing cleaning and disinfection practices
  • Minimum risk of bacterial cross-contamination from surface to surface
  • Durability and resistance to scuffing
  • Protection from UV-degradation and discolouration

“We are proud to partner with Coatings Tech to develop this novel protective coating for metallic surfaces. The inclusion of Microban technology in COTECH Bio Safe will enable Coatings Tech to provide antibacterial protection for a wide range of metal surfaces used in transportation, commercial spaces and a range of hygiene-critical environments,” stated Darrell Taylor, EMEA Key Account Manager at Microban.