The antimicrobial coatings market is expected to grow at a Compound Annual Growth Rate, CAGR, of 8.2%, during the forecasted period of 2019 to 2025, according to an in-depth market research study by Meticulous Research. Factors driving this increase include rising applications of antimicrobial coatings in the healthcare industry to help reduce Hospital Acquired Infections (HAIs) along with a focus on reducing contaminated food recalls across Europe and North America. Antimicrobial coatings are expanding in use beyond the healthcare industry, to include protecting surfaces in business, schools and many other applications.
How Do Antimicrobial Coatings Work?
Antimicrobial coatings help to protect the surfaces they are applied to by obstructing the growth of harmful pathogens. Antimicrobial coatings provide long-lasting protection against a variety of microorganisms including bacteria, viruses, fungi and other parasites. When used in the healthcare industry for example, antimicrobial coatings can be applied to many surfaces such as bed rails, light switches, door panels and other commonly touched surfaces. Antimicrobial coatings are also incorporated into a variety of medical devices such as catheters and medical electronic equipment to help reduce the spread of hospital acquired infections.
A growing number of industries are adopting antimicrobial coating technology into their products and environment to protect workers and the public.
Liquid Antimicrobial Technology to Dominate the Market
Liquid antimicrobial coatings accounted for the largest share of the antimicrobial coating market during 2019. Liquid antimicrobial coatings are the preferred method of application by end use industries due to the many properties and benefits of a consistent, quality finish. Liquid coatings provide better protection against corrosion and provide a more uniform finish when compared to the limitations of powder coatings. An experienced custom chemical and coatings manufacturer will have experience in providing antimicrobial coatings that meet all federal regulations regarding environmental protection and volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions.
UNICHEM Offers UniCLER Antimicrobial Coating
Universal Chemicals & Coatings, UNICHEM, is a leading custom chemical and coatings manufacturer, offering a portfolio of antimicrobial technologies, industrial adhesives and paints. uniCLER antimicrobial chemistries may be incorporated into a wide variety of coatings and paints. All of our chemistries are developed and produced with careful consideration to regulatory compliance and desired effectiveness. We provide custom coating solutions taking into consideration the service conditions and your material properties.
UNICHEM is an industry leader with more than 50 years of experience in developing custom coatings based on a robust foundation of science and research. We follow a strict quality policy as part of our ISO9001:2015 certification and offer expertise in consumer and market industry insight. Contact us to learn how to incorporate antimicrobial coatings into your products and surfaces.