State of the art antimicrobial surfaces

State of the art antimicrobial surfaces

What was the challenge or problem to solve?

The Materials Innovation team carried out a review of the state of the art of commercial antimicrobial solutions with the aim of knowing the current solutions, pros / cons and evaluating potential applications.

According to the client’s needs and application requirements, the search focused on and narrowed down solutions and technologies for surfaces (metals, polymers, ceramics …).

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How was it addressed or what was the solution?

As a starting point, the key requirements were defined and prioritized according to:

  • The application: type of substrate, operating conditions, resistance to temperature, chemical agents, abrasion …
  • Industrialization method: additivation of polymers, application of coatings, electrodeposition …
  • Other factors: cost, legislation, Food grade …

Subsequently, the main suppliers were sought and contacted, selecting those with the greatest potential and experimentally validating the solutions internally in the laboratory.

Challenge

  • Learn about commercial antimicrobial solutions
  • Experimentally validate supplier information

Solution

  • A benchmarking of commercial antimicrobial solutions was carried out
  • Clear, verified and useful information was provided for the client to define their roadmap.

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