Novel nylon-modified antimicrobial powder coat enters the market

By Murielle Gonzalez 12-Nov-2019

New product stems from the partnership between SteriTouch and Thermaset

SteriTouch, the antimicrobial brand of Radical Materials, has revealed that its longstanding partnership with Thermaset, the powder coating specialist, has resulted in the development of an original nylon-modified antimicrobial powder coating.

"After months of testing, material trials and validation, we have launched a nylon-modified antimicrobial powder coat for improved durability in hospital trollies, where infection prevention is key," Craig Evans, Design & Marketing at Radical Materials, told CT.

This type of powder coat is particularly useful in devices, such as medical furniture, radiator casings and anywhere else where a more robust solution is required.

"SteriTouch typically formulates antimicrobial additives for such materials as nylon, rubber and silicone, therefore we are delighted to add a powder-coated solution to our growing range," the company explained.

Thermaset is a powder coating specialist based in Tamworth, Staffordshire, in the UK. With over 30 years’ experience formulating, manufacturing and supplying powder coating, Thermaset's stock has over 600 products in a variety of colours, finishes and types.

The company also provides a bespoke colour-matching service to ensure 100% confidence in the finished product.

Ben Jennens, Marketing Manager of Thermaset, commented: “When looking for a supplier of antimicrobial additives, we instantly recognised SteriTouch as a great company with a strong brand. After holding meetings at both companies, it became very clear that SteriTouch is a business of integrity and hold very similar values to that of our own."

Jennens said the company looks forward to working jointly on existing and future projects, and believes that the partnership with SteriTouch will be of great benefit to both companies.

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"More importantly, it will mean that we will be able to focus on product development that will offer greater solutions for our customers’ requirements," he concluded.