The antimicrobial coatings market is set for impressive growth as concerns about hospital acquired infections growth. MyCroFence has innovative new solution.
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The antimicrobial coating industry is witnessing unprecedented growth!
Developed to inhibit the growth of bacteria and the spread of germs, antimicrobial coatings are incredibly effective on a variety of surfaces.
The rising demand for germ control has led to an increase in the adoption of antimicrobial coatings which work by preventing microorganisms from multiplying thus providing clean and hygienic spaces in hospitals and the food industry.
The coatings themselves are mostly used to protect electrical appliances such as air conditioning systems, medical pouch sealers and operating equipment.
Outside the healthcare sectors they can be used in the construction of residential buildings and office spaces where they are integrated into paint to form a single layer of protection.
The main driver of growth comes from the growing number of incidents of hospital acquired infections in the elderly populations as well as growing public awareness around such risks.
Croda has been created by MyCroFence as an innovative ‘surface active’ technology. It is primarily designed to be incorporated with paint and coatings helping to meet the strict requirements prescribed in the new European Biocide Product Legislation introduced last year.
It is also a much safer and less toxic solution compared to current alternatives.
Antimicrobial coatings can easily be applied to walls, counters and nearly all mechanical surfaces. They can also be spray applied onto gloves, masks, textiles and even flexible pouch packaging.
The biggest clients for these products are paint manufacturers who essentially use them as a primer to form the protective layer.
This severely limits the growth of pathogens in the facilities in which they are used.
The market for antimicrobial coatings is set to grow rapidly reaching an impressive $4.3 billion dollars by 2023. Year on year growth is forecast at over 10.7% from 2019 to 2023.