USDA and FDA Antimicrobial Metal Paints and Antibacterial Coating Products

Liquid Stainless Steel Antimicrobial Paint for all types of metal surfaces

Liquid Antimicrobial accepted by the USDA and FDA for antibacterial applications

Antimicrobial coatings are customarily applied to surfaces such as counters, walls, door handles, and other high-touch areas. Additionally, a growing market has been seen in the HVAC vents and mechanicals. The reason for the high growth is due to the need to inhibit the spread of germs and bacteria. Rising concern regarding the rapid growth of hospital-acquired infections has also played an important factor in boosting the overall industry demand for antimicrobial coatings.

In the medical and health sector, antimicrobial resinous applications can help stop the spread of pathogens that can cause disease. This is key in providing better care to individuals who already have weakened immune systems. Many ask if utilizing a resinous antimicrobial coating reduces the time and cost of properly sanitizing a standard room, the answer is yes. Resinous coatings with antimicrobial attributes lower the environmental footprint of aggressive cleaning products and the time needed to properly use them. When a surface does not need as thorough of a cleaning, it reduces labor costs and cleaning material costs, therefore making the operating costs of a facility less expensive.

Typical environments where antimicrobial coatings are used can be:

  • Air conditioning and ventilation systems
  • Food processing and packaging
  • Antimicrobial textile market
  • Mold remediation
  • Construction
  • Other applications

Antimicrobial Coating Product

Silver Bullet AM® Antimicrobial Coating
Increased emphasis on microbe free environments creates the need for enhanced measures to reduce bacterial presence. To address the industries need for effective protective coatings, Burke Industrial Coatings has developed an ultra high-performance epoxy coating antimicrobial protected paint system. The product identified as Silver Bullet AM®, inhibits the growth of a broad spectrum of bacteria, mold, and fungi in addition to providing long-term protection against severe wash down chemicals.

Highly durable and corrosion-resistant, Silver Bullet’s antimicrobial protected paint active ingredient is its namesake: silver, a safe and natural antimicrobial with proven success in food processing applications. Proven safe for human contact, silver is effective against a broad spectrum of bacteria, yeast, fungi, and molds. A high-performance epoxy coating, Silver Bullet AM® antimicrobial protected paint can be applied to plant equipment, walls, ceilings, handrails and other appropriate surfaces to reduce microbiological contamination and propagation.

How Antimicrobial Coatings Work:

Continually Reactivates for 5-30 Years, Breaks Down Cell Walls, Stops Metabolism, Prevents Reproduction.

Mildew Proof Paint: Silver inhibits reproduction, interrupts metabolism, and disrupts cell wall functions of many molds, yeasts, and bacteria. Harnessing the power of silver in its ionic form, Silver Bullet’s antimicrobial protected paint compound has been proven to provide microbial efficacy within hours, and has the ability to maintain optimal performance for years. Silver Bullet AM® also contains elemental copper which makes it a mildew proof paint. Silver Bullet’s antimicrobial protected paint additive uses a zeolite carrier that allows a controlled and effective release of the silver ions. The controlled release of silver and copper ions results in a long-lasting, on-demand, antimicrobial effect on bacteria and suppresses future contamination. Silver’s stable ion exchange process represents a significant improvement over standard organic antimicrobials that dissipate rapidly.

Rigorous laboratory studies subjecting Silver Bullet AM® antimicrobial protected paint coated equipment through intense test conditions prove that the coatings can withstand a wide array of chemical and temperature extremes. Independent tests show that even under severe conditions, Silver Bullet AM® antimicrobial protected paint continues to provide a significant reduction in various types of bacteria. Silver Bullet AM® antimicrobial protected paint is available in clear, liquid stainless steel, white and other colors.

Antimicrobial Systems Require Three Things:

Antimicrobial systems require three things:

How AgION Technology Works

How AgION Technology Works

AgION Antimicrobial Effectively Controls (partial list)

  • Bacteria
  • Bacillus cereus
  • Bacillus thuringiensis
  • Mycobacterium tuberculosis
  • Legionella pneumophila
  • Escherichia coli
  • Klebsiella Pneumoniae
  • Salmonella gallinarum
  • Salmonella typhimurium
  • P. gingivalis
  • Staphylococcus aureus
  • Staphylococcis epidermidis
  • Streptococcus faecalis
  • Streptococcus agalactiae
  • Streptococcus mutans
  • Pseudomonas aeruginosa
  • Proteus mirabilis
  • Proteus vulgaris
  • Vibrio parahaemolyticus
  • Saccharomyces cerevisiae
  • Enterobacter aerogines
  • Trycophyton malmsten
  • Chaetomium globosum
  • Aureobasidium pullulans
  • Gliocladtum virens

Yeast and Mold

  • Stachybotrys
  • Aspergillus niger
  • Candida albicans
  • Penicillium funiculosum