Antimicrobial coatings

Antimicrobial coatings

Description

Antimicrobial coatings
Typically, the term "antimicrobial" (drug, coating, etc.) means that microorganisms are killed on the surface. An example of such coverage will be shown below. It should be understood that the antimicrobial coating should be harmless and not cause allergic reactions upon contact with humans. In this regard, coatings on which viruses, bacteria, etc. are of interest. just can't resist. It is enough to rinse the contaminated surface with water and no organic contaminants, including living microorganisms, remain on it. An example of such a coating on glass is shown in Fig. 1.

Results comparison

Fig. 1: Comparison of the results of incubation in streptococcus aureus culture of regular glass (bottom, control) and antimicrobial glass (top glass) after simple rinsing with water.
As you can see, Streptococcus aureus colonies (frosted glass effect) formed on ordinary glass, while the glass with the antimicrobial layer remained transparent. The coating can be applied to food and drink processing facilities, medical and welfare facilities, air-conditioning and electrical applications, kitchen and grooming goods, etc. It should be noted that such a coating is practically not susceptible to algae fouling and can be used to protect surfaces from biofouling.
After the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, coatings that destroy viruses, in fact, quite aggressive coatings, became relevant. Of considerable interest are not just coatings, but the methods of their formation. Izovac can offer such coatings and equipment for its formation.
Not only antibacterial properties have been proven, for example, rice. 2, but also that our coatings have antiviral activity.