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Antimicrobial coatings enhance surface protection

This must-read comprehensive article authored by Tammy Schroeder, LEED Green Associate, Linetec’s marketing manager, describes the development of antimicrobial compounds and their use in product finishes and coatings; how they are tested to prove effectiveness at protecting the paint or coating; and the advantages these coatings provide to owners and operators of public buildings, and the people who use, work and live in them.

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In the Know: The Difference Between Antimicrobial, Antibacterial and Microbicidal Coatings

In order to select the right coating for a health care project, it’s important to know the difference between these new advancements to ensure the correct one is chosen for the right project. One source of confusion is the use of the terms antimicrobial, antibacterial and microbicidal. Each term refers to specific benefits.

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Sherwin-Williams names key partners for new global headquarters and R&D center project

The Sherwin-Williams Company today announced the key external partners it has selected to build its new global headquarters in downtown Cleveland and its new R&D center in the Cleveland suburb of Brecksville. Pickard Chilton Architects, Inc.; HGA Architects and Engineers, LLC (HGA); Vocon Partners, LLC; and Welty Gilbane, are among the key project partners announced in the press release.

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Benjamin Moore Eco Spec® WB Silver leverages pure silver in antimicrobial formula

Suited for commercial environments and healthcare facilities, Benjamin Moore’s Eco Spec® WB Silver is a low odor, zero-VOC interior paint that won’t interfere with a facility’s existing cleaning protocols. The company stated the easy-to-apply Eco Spec® WB Silver creates a durable, long-lasting coating and extends the life of the paint by controlling deterioration. The fast-drying feature allows for same-day return-to-service, and the antimicrobial properties remain even after wear and repeated washing.

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SSPC and NACE announce ad-hoc integration teams

SSPC and NACE announced July 24 the launch of thirteen ad-hoc teams which have been convened to begin the process of combining the associations. The teams were appointed by the SSPC-NACE Steering Committee and consist of members and staff from both organizations. Each team is focused on a different area of the associations’ operations and services.

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Antimicrobial coatings enhance surface protection

This must-read comprehensive article authored by Tammy Schroeder, LEED Green Associate, Linetec’s marketing manager, describes the development of antimicrobial compounds and their use in product finishes and coatings; how they are tested to prove effectiveness at protecting the paint or coating; and the advantages these coatings provide to owners and operators of public buildings, and the people who use, work and live in them.

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Linetec offers paint coatings with antimicrobial protection for architectural metal products’ high-touch surfaces

Linetec provides architectural coatings with Microban® technology available in 30,000 colors with antimicrobial protection exceeding other conventional finishes on metal building products’ surfaces. Coupled with regularly scheduled cleanings, antimicrobial-based coatings create an inhospitable environment for microbial growth by damaging the microbes’ cell walls.

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