An Expanding Market for Antimicrobial Coatings

Antimicrobial Coatings

The year 2020, marked by the pandemic, will undoubtedly be etched in history records. As concerns among consumers and various manufacturers regarding the cleaning and prevention of bacterial, mold, and fungal growth on buildings and equipment persist, the demand for effective solutions continues to escalate.

Enter Antimicrobial Coatings – a revolutionary application of chemical agents designed to resist the proliferation of disease-causing microbes. While other coatings focus on providing anti-corrosion resistance, antimicrobial coatings offer a comprehensive defense against a broad spectrum of bacteria, mold, and mildew.

Crafted from compound materials, these coatings not only impact the appearance of surfaces but also play a crucial role in protection and prevention. Widely utilized for safeguarding surfaces and promoting human well-being, antimicrobial coatings represent a harmonious blend of science and practical application.

What Drives the Demand for Antimicrobial Coatings?

The global market for antimicrobial coatings is poised to reach $20.71 billion by 2028, as indicated by a comprehensive study from Polaris Market Research. This report offers detailed insight into current market dynamics and analysis of future growth trends.

Another report by Grand View Research, Inc. supports this trajectory, forecasting the global antimicrobial coatings market to hit USD 21.5 billion by 2028, with a notable CAGR of 13.1% over the forecast period. The surge in market growth is predominantly fueled by escalating demand from end-user sectors such as construction and medical, coupled with increased requirements from emerging economies.

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Why Antimicrobial Coatings Matter

In the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic, the application of antimicrobial coatings has witnessed widespread adoption across various markets. The pandemic has significantly heightened interest and demand for coatings with antimicrobial and antiviral properties, particularly in high-traffic areas like airports, hospitals, and schools.

Emerging Trends and Markets

Antimicrobial coatings are finding increased application on high-touch surfaces and challenging-to-clean textiles, such as door handles, elevator buttons, vending machines, and public transit systems. Textiles, including carpets, apparel, and furniture, pose unique challenges in terms of cleanliness, leading to substantial coatings activity in this domain. Notably, the rising prevalence of chronic infectious diseases is a key factor driving the growth of the antimicrobial coatings market in Europe.

These coatings not only inhibit the growth of harmful bacteria and viruses but also offer corrosion resistance, durability, and aesthetic enhancements to various surfaces. Industries such as industrial and commercial buildings, textiles, and indoor/outdoor air quality systems are witnessing high usage of antimicrobial coatings. The surge in demand during the initial stages of the COVID-19 pandemic underscores the pivotal role these coatings play in containing the spread of infectious diseases.

Introducing uniCLER Antimicrobial Technology

Revolutionizing surface sanitation, UNICHEM’s uniCLER antimicrobial coating technology, developed by Universal Chemicals & Coatings, Inc., sets a new standard for protection with many benefits.

uniCLER technology from UNICHEM can seamlessly integrate with various paints and coatings across diverse environments, offering inherent defense against the proliferation of harmful germs. This advanced antimicrobial solution enhances health and prevents infections in a range of applications, including:

  • HVAC Ductwork – Effectively mitigates the growth and accumulation of bacteria and other microbes, preventing transmission through air exchange.
  • Healthcare – Safeguards commonly touched surfaces like walls, handrails, light switches, and hospital beds, reducing the risk of infection.
  • Commercial – Protects employees and the public by applying antimicrobial coatings to surfaces such as Elevator doors, stairway handrails, kiosk cabinets, office furniture, and other hard surfaces.

UNICHEM’s uniCLER antimicrobial coating technology extends its benefits to various applications, including consumer goods and building products, offering reliable resistance to the growth of bacteria, mold, and mildew. UNICHEM’s antimicrobial technology stands as a robust solution for enhanced surface hygiene. Ask about enhancing your surface coating with uniCLER antimicrobial coating technology.