Is antimicrobial protection the right choice for my project?

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When looking through the options available for architectural finishes, it sometimes can be difficult to know if certain choices are appropriate for your project. One such decision may be whether or not to include antimicrobial protection.

What threatens buildings on a microscopic level?

Microbes (or microorganisms) are living cells that are only visible once they have multiplied to the millions. Types of microorganisms include bacteria, algae, fungi and mold. Once microbes have multiplied to a large enough number on a surface, they may begin to cause stains, odors and even deterioration of the metal surface.

Unfortunately, by the time you can see an area of microbe build up, the damage is already underway, so prevention is the best form of protection.

germ-hand-webWhat areas are the most vulnerable?

 Microbes are prevalent in high-traffic areas. Anti-microbial protection may be a smart choice if your project is an office building, hotel, school, retail center, senior living facility, apartment, hospital or clinic.

Antimicrobial finishes can protect high-touch surfaces of metal products, such as doors, windows, curtainwalls, entrances, panels and column covers. The treated finish discourages microorganism build-up, while protecting the metal product beneath from damage and deterioration. This treatment is not meant to replace regular cleaning practices. When standard maintenance is combined with a resistant finish, microbe build-up and damage will be one less worry.

How can a finish stop microbes from causing odors, stains and even deterioration to metal?

Mitigating an invisible, destructive threat requires solutions on a chemical level. Antimicrobial protection begins with the composition of the finish itself. Starting with a 70% PVDF-resin based fluoropolymer coating, an ion exchange mechanism is infused into the coating’s chemistry. This small adjustment allows the finish to protect itself when the conditions are right for microbe build-up.

The most prevalent microbial threats to surfaces – bacteria and mold – need moisture to flourish. The ion exchange mechanism in the antimicrobial finish is activated by the presence of moisture, causing it to release silver cations. The silver disrupts microbes’ metabolism and reproduction. If a microorganism can no longer eat or reproduce, it cannot grow or damage the architectural metal products.

This protection can be added to PVDF-based finishes that meet AAMA 2605 requirements. The protection still allows you to select nearly any color option. Standard and custom colors, mica and metallic coatings are available with antimicrobial protection.

For personalized assistance in selecting and specifying the right coating for your aluminum building products, please contact Linetec’s regional sales managers , email sales@linetec.com or call 888-717-1472.

Whitepaper: Antimicrobial Protection for Public Building Applications

Antimicrobial Protection for Architectural Aluminum

people-quoteLinetec offers antimicrobial protection infused into 70% Kynar 500 PVDF resin based coatings for the use on high-touch, architectural metal products’ exterior and interior surfaces, such as doors, windows, curtainwall, entrances, panels and column covers.

Available in nearly any color options: standard and custom colors, mica and metallic coatings.

Available in thermal strut systems, where products can be manufactured with two-tone finishes. You can chose to apply the interior and exterior finishes that best match their your cost, performance and design requirements.

germ-hand-web24/7 Protection:
Antimicrobial protection is infused into select Linetec 70% PVDF-based fluoropolymer product finishes helping to inhibit the growth of stain and odor causing bacteria that may affect the surface of the coating. It protects product finishes from microorganisms such as bacteria that may cause odor and deterioration of the physical properties of the coating.

How it Works:
When moisture is present, the ion exchange mechanism in the antimicrobial finish is activated and silver cations are released. The released silver acts on odor causing bacteria by disrupting metabolism and reproduction

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Bacteria cells

Whitepaper: Antimicrobial Protection for Public Building Applications

Antimicrobial protection infused into 70% Kynar 500 Fluorosurfactant Free PVDF resin based coatings for public building applications

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Email sales@linetec.com
Contact your regional sales manager
Phone us at 888-717-1472

Antimicrobial Protection for Public Building Applications

Antimicrobial Protection for Architectural Aluminum

Linetec Specialty Coatings include antimicrobial protection for high-touch, architectural metal products’ exterior and interior surfaces, such as doors, windows, curtainwall, entrances, panels and column covers.

germ-hand-web 24/7 Protection:
Antimicrobial protection is infused into select Linetec 70% PVDF-based fluoropolymer product finishes helping to inhibit the growth of stain and odor causing bacteria that may affect the surface of the coating. It protects product finishes from microorganisms such as bacteria that may cause odor and deterioration of the physical properties of the coating.

How it Works:
When moisture is present, the ion exchange mechanism in the antimicrobial finish is activated and silver cations are released. The released silver acts on odor causing bacterial by disrupting metabolism and reproduction.

microbes

Bacteria cells

What Are the Color Options:
The antimicrobial product protection offered by Linetec is available in nearly any color option; standard and custom colors, mica and metallic coatings.

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Whitepaper: Antimicrobial Protection for Public Building Applications

This white paper describes the uses and advantages of antimicrobial infused coatings, as well as details the related technology, testing and specifications. According to the paper, “The need for microbial control stems from the fact that there are an estimated 4.5 million bacterial and fungi species throughout the planet, many of which travel and migrate via the constant ebb and flow of human foot traffic through an ever-changing population of people visiting public buildings. Under the right conditions, some microbes can double in number every 30 minutes or faster.”

High-Performance Antimicrobial Coatings in Limitless Colors

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Linetec offers antimicrobial protection in 30,000 colors for architectural metal products’ high-touch surfaces

Linetec offers the use of antimicrobial protection for architectural metal products’ high-touch surfaces such as handrails, entrances systems, window frames, panels and column covers. These high-performance coatings are available in more than 30,000 color choices.

Linetec provides architectural coatings in nearly any imaginable color with protection that exceeds other conventional finishes on metal building products’ interior and exterior surfaces. Anywhere the growth of stain and odor-causing bacteria is a concern, projects can benefit from this extra level of protection. We understand that this is especially important for those working on health care facilities, educational campuses and other public building projects.

The need for microbial control stems from the fact that there are an estimated 4.5 million bacterial and fungi species throughout the planet, many of which travel and migrate via the constant ebb and flow of human foot traffic through an ever-changing population of people visiting public buildings. Under the right conditions, some microbes can double in number every 30 minutes or faster.

At Linetec, antimicrobial protection is infused into select polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) finishes to inhibit the growth of stain and odor causing bacteria on the coating of aluminum surfaces. As a fluoropolymer finish containing a minimum of 70 percent PVDF resin, this three-coat system meets requirements of AAMA 2605, the most stringent specification for architectural coatings.

For more information about Linetec’s high-performance finishing services, please visit http://www.linetec.com. An antimicrobial white paper is available free for download at www.linetec.com/PAINT/Antimicrobial-Protection-Whitepaper.pdf.

Linetec offers antimicrobial protection in 30,000 colors for architectural metal products’ high-touch surfaces

ArchResourceImage-arch resource centerLinetec offers the use of antimicrobial protection for architectural metal products’ high-touch surfaces such as handrails, entrances systems, window frames, panels and column covers. These high-performance coatings are available in more than 30,000 color choices.

Linetec provides architectural coatings in nearly any imaginable color with protection that exceeds other conventional finishes on metal building products’ interior and exterior surfaces. Anywhere the growth of stain and odor-causing bacteria is a concern, projects can benefit from this extra level of protection. We understand that this is especially important for those working on health care facilities, educational campuses and other public building projects.

Providing further description of the uses and advantages of antimicrobial coatings, Linetec co-authored a white paper titled, “Antimicrobial Protection for Public Building Applications.” According to the paper, “The need for microbial control stems from the fact that there are an estimated 4.5 million bacterial and fungi species throughout the planet, many of which travel and migrate via the constant ebb and flow of human foot traffic through an ever-changing population of people visiting public buildings. Under the right conditions, some microbes can double in number every 30 minutes or faster.”

ArchResourceImage-LinkedInAt Linetec, antimicrobial protection is infused into select polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) finishes to inhibit the growth of stain and odor causing bacteria on the coating of aluminum surfaces. As a fluoropolymer finish containing a minimum of 70 percent PVDF resin, this three-coat system meets requirements of AAMA 2605, the most stringent specification for architectural coatings.

An environmentally responsible finisher, Linetec safely captures and destroys the volatile organic compounds (VOCs) present in liquid paints at the factory before arrival on the building site. These industry-leading practices complement other health-conscious and green building choices such as maintaining indoor air quality (IAQ) guidelines, using recycled aluminum content, and ensure a long-lasting, durable and sustainable finish.

For more information about our high-performance finishing services, please visit http://www.linetec.com. The white paper is available free for download at www.linetec.com/PAINT/Antimicrobial-Protection-Whitepaper.pdf.

Linetec offers antimicrobial protection for architectural products

Linetec offers the use of antimicrobial protection for high-touch, architectural metal products’ exterior and interior surfaces, such as doors, windows, curtainwall, entrances, panels and column covers.

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Antimicrobial protection is infused into select polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) finishes to inhibit the growth of stain and odor causing bacteria on the coating of aluminum surfaces for health care facilities, educational campuses and other buildings. As a fluoropolymer finish containing a minimum of 70% PVDF resin, this three-coat system meets requirements of AAMA 2605, the most stringent specification for architectural coatings.

We are continually investing in industry-leading innovation, providing our customers’ products with protection that exceeds other conventional finishes. Anywhere the growth of stain and odor-causing bacteria is a concern, architectural aluminum manufacturers can benefit from this extra level of protection.

Providing further explanation, we have co-authored a White paper titled, “Antimicrobial Protection for Public Building Applications.” The paper describes the uses and advantages of antimicrobial coatings, as well as details the related technology, testing and specifications.

For more information, please contact Linetec at 888-717-1472, sales@linetec.com or www.linetec.com.

Linetec offers antimicrobial protection for architectural products

ICU-From-Nurse's-Station-web-blueAntimicrobial protection for the surfaces of high-touch, exterior and interior aluminum products is available by Linetec.

Antimicrobial protection is infused into select Kynar 500® PVDF resin-based finishes to inhibit the growth of stain and odor causing bacteria on the coating of aluminum surfaces for health care facilities, educational campuses and other buildings. As a fluoropolymer finish containing a minimum of 70% PVDF resin, this three-coat system meets requirements of AAMA 2605, the most stringent, high-performance specification for architectural coatings.

Continually investing in industry-leading innovation, Linetec provides our customers’ products with protection that exceeds other conventional finishes. Architectural aluminum manufacturers can benefit from this extra level of protection anywhere that the growth of stain and odor-causing bacteria is a concern.

Utilizing the latest antimicrobial coatings technology, these Linetec finishes help to prevent stain and odor-causing bacteria that may cause deterioration of the physical properties of the coating. When moisture is present, the silver ion exchange mechanism infused into Linetec’s select finishes acts to disrupt the growth of such stain and odor-causing bacteria.

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For more information, please visit our antimicrobial protection web page, or contact Linetec at 888-717-1472, sales@linetec.com or www.linetec.com.