High touch surfaces like kitchen appliances can be a breeding ground for harmful microbes and bacteria. Antimicrobial coatings incorporated into high-touch surface coatings and appliance surface coatings can help to prevent the buildup of microbes with invisible protection 24/7 that does not wash off. Antimicrobial coatings combined with manual cleaning processes can help to protect people against the spread of harmful diseases.
Residential Kitchens and Food-Associated Bacteria
According to a study published in the National Library of Medicine, bacteria quickly colonize on various kitchen surfaces, and the exchange of microbes between the kitchen environment and humans can negatively impact human health. Microbes, like bacteria found on kitchen surfaces, can transfer harmful germs to people and also create a foul odor. A diverse bacterial community is widely distributed in residential kitchens, and food and human-associated bacteria can be transferred easily from surfaces to humans.
Types of Antimicrobial Coatings for Surface Protection
Antimicrobial coatings contain an active ingredient that makes the surface coating effective against the buildup of bacteria, mold, and fungal growth. Antimicrobial coatings provide surface protection for many industrial and commercial settings and products and protect the surface with enhanced durability and resistance to smudges, fingerprints, oxidation, and rust. Antimicrobial coating technology can also be added to paints, lacquers, and surface coatings in a variety of environments to protect building materials, furniture, and appliances against microbial growth.
Antimicrobial coatings are often selected to provide these benefits in spaces that are prone to moisture, such as appliances, building materials, drywall, and furniture in kitchens, bathrooms, and laundry rooms. Once mold and mildew begin to proliferate on a surface, it can quickly spread and erode product surfaces and material. Antimicrobial coatings utilized in these environments help to prevent the buildup of harmful microbes as well as prevent the growth of mold and mildew and provide protection against product degradation.
uniCLER Antimicrobial Coating Protects Appliances and Kitchens
Custom chemical and coatings manufacturer UNICHEM offers uniCLER antimicrobial coatings, which are offered in several surface coating technologies. The uniCLER antimicrobial appliance coatings help to protect appliances against microbial growth as well as provide added durability with smudge and smear resistance. Antimicrobial coatings for appliances help to keep your kitchen safer to protect your family and friends as you gather in the kitchen, the heart of the home.
Some of the many advantages of antimicrobial coatings include:
- Keeps kitchen surfaces cleaner – preventing microbial growth and bacteria on high-touch kitchen surfaces and appliances provides a cleaner, safer environment.
- Reduces fingerprints and smudges – antimicrobial protection also reduces smudges and fingerprints on polished metals and stainless steel.
- Prevents corrosion – coatings enhanced with antimicrobial technology help to prevent corrosion on metals in high salt environments.
- Prevents foul odors – preventing the buildup of bacteria and microbes helps to eliminate foul odors due to odor-causing bacteria.
- Invisible, long-lasting protection – antimicrobial coating technology is incorporated into the surface coating, providing long-lasting protection that will not wash off and remains effective for the life of the coating.
Universal Chemicals & Coatings, Inc., UNICHEM, has been providing custom coatings to a variety of industries and market applications for more than 50 years. Our uniCLER antimicrobial coating technology has undergone rigorous testing in our state-of-the-art laboratories and provides reliable protection to a variety of surfaces, including appliances and anywhere surface coatings are used. uniCLER can protect surfaces in residential and commercial kitchens, as well as healthcare settings, in HVAC ductwork, and in many other environments.
UNICHEM is a leading custom chemicals in coatings manufacturer with deep technical knowledge of coating technology. We continually perform exceptional research and development with rapid iteration and unrivaled speed to market solutions. Contact us to learn more about our antimicrobial coating solutions for your surfaces and appliances.