New Polyurethane topcoat reduces SARS-COV-2 virus

In places where people co-exist in close proximity, specifying materials and products that can complement cleaning protocols can also help to minimise the risk of cross-contamination.

A specialist coating supplier Surface Finishing UK has developed a Biomaster-powered clear antimicrobial topcoat designed to reduce the load of harmful microbes on surfaces, including SARS-COV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19.

SURFACE13 is a Polyurethane coating which can be applied by spray application using traditional industrial air or non-air fed systems, portable handheld airless sprayers and aerosol. It can also be applied using hand application including paint roller and brush dependent on the requirements.

Tied into a regular cleaning process the antimicrobial properties enhance the hygiene level on surfaces.

Biomaster is known to inhibit the growth of a wide range of microorganisms, including MRSA, E.coli and Legionella. In recent testing, SURFACE 13™ also saw a reduction in SARS-COV-2 on their treated surfaces. When tested to ISO 21702:2019, the viral load on the surface was reduced to 78.62% after 6 hours and 94.25% after 24 hours when compared to a control surface.

The additive is suspended within the coating and is non-leaching and remains active for the lifetime of the coating. When Biomaster is added to SURFACE13, this then produces an ISO accredited multi-purpose antimicrobial hygiene paint system.

SURFACE13 also contains an invisible taggant which can be detected in the cured coat with the use of a laser. This tracer element proves that the antimicrobial agent is also present.

Operations Director Colin Green says: “At the start of our project to produce SURFACE13 we knew we wanted to work with an industry leading and innovative company and Biomaster more than filled this brief.

“The support, advise and help received by all the team at Addmaster was, and still is, critical to us achieving our goals.”

To find out more visit the company website.

*Please note that Addmaster was acquired by the Polygiene Group AB in January 2021, so all news articles prior to that date will still be branded as Addmaster.