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New antimicrobial additive developed

Monday, 24 September 2012

The additive is non-carcinogenic, low in cost, not damaging to the environment, and does not have an adverse effect on the pigmentation of coatings. The paint composition suppresses the proliferation of microbes such as bacteria and fungi and compromises their physiological functions.

New water based paint composition comprises an anhydrous zinc nitrate or a hydrated form of zinc nitrate such as zinc hexahydrate in an amount to provide antimicrobial, particularly antifungal properties to the paint.

The paint composition retains its antimicrobial and/or antifungal properties when it has dried to form a coating on a substrate onto which the paint has been applied. The antimicrobial, and/or antifungal agent present in the paint composition is dissolved in the paint and dispersed so that when the paint is applied to a surface, the antimicrobial, agent is dispersed throughout the paint layer.

New antimicrobial additive developed / Source: Fotolia

New antimicrobial additive developed / Source: Fotolia

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