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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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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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Alistagen Corporation highlights benefits of EPA-approved antimicrobial coating Caliwel™ BNA

Alistagen Corporation announced last week that its Caliwel™ BNA, a non-toxic, natural mineral-based, antimicrobial, antiviral, EPA-approved surface coating, is effective against Influenza virus. The company stated that Caliwel BNA has demonstrated through independent laboratory tests 99.9% effectiveness against more than 20 microbes that cause influenza, asthma, allergies, staph infection, polio, hepatitis, cholera and Legionnaires’ disease

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A healthy future for mass timber in medical facilities

Contributing author Lanny Flynn, Principal, Buildings Engineering at Stantec, takes a comprehensive look at the use of mass timber as a design element and as an advanced building material in the construction of medical facilities. Flynn shares his expertise citing research on positive health outcomes; the types and key elements of mass timber; benefits including infection control and ease of mass timber construction; safety concerns; and future changes in the International Building Code which will introduce three new construction types enabling the consideration of mass timber for larger facilities.

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ICP Group introduces Environmental Restoration Group

“The Environmental Restoration Group is an exciting new part of our story,” said Sam De Ath, founder of Benefect and Vice President of the Environmental Restoration Group. “Both Fiberlock and Benefect have unique advantages, enabling both brands to continue as market leaders. Our intent in forming this new group is to preserve those advantages while offering our customers broader, more comprehensive solutions for any environmental challenge they may be facing all while providing performance, perfecting safety, and pursuing solutions.”

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Architects design pavilion with red petal facade. Overlapping shingles are composed of Alucobond Spectra Red tiles featuring a Lumiflon FEVE fluoropolymer resin topcoat. Photo credit: Keith Panel Systems

Architects design pavilion with red petal facade. Overlapping shingles are composed of Alucobond Spectra Red tiles featuring a Lumiflon FEVE fluoropolymer resin topcoat. Photo credit: Keith Panel Systems

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