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Posted: May 28, 2010
Jamestown Coating Technologies Introduces SurfaGuard Paints with SmartSilver Antimicrobial Performance
(Nanowerk News) NanoHorizons Inc., a leader in the creation of nanoscale performance additives for textile, health care, and industrial applications, will provide its SmartSilver™ additives for Jamestown Coating Technologies’ new SurfaGuard™ protective antimicrobial paints. The new SurfaGuard™ paints are generating positive results in pre-launch tests with several health care and educational institutions including the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Edgewood Surgical Center (Transfer, PA), Thiel College (Greenville, PA), and Sharon High School (Sharon, PA). The SurfaGuard™ line, manufactured in the USA, will be available exclusively from Jamestown Coating Technologies beginning in June.
“Public spaces like schools and health care facilities are vulnerable to harmful microbes despite the most diligent janitorial programs,” says Michael P. Walton, CEO Jamestown Coatings Technologies. “We designed SurfaGuard™ protective antimicrobial paints to be an extra defensive shield against bacteria, molds, and fungi as well as against the odor buildup and discoloration these microbes can cause. SurfaGuard™ with SmartSilver™ antimicrobial performance combines the very latest in cutting edge nanotechnology with the power of silver, one of the oldest, most effective, non-toxic antimicrobials known to man.”
Jamestown and NanoHorizons scientists collaborated to ensure that Surfaguard™ paints provide constant, highly durable antimicrobial protection that won’t wear off, wash off, or become deactivated, diluted or neutralized for the expected life of the paint. SurfaGuard™ protects interior walls safely without the use of harmful chemicals or hazardous poisons like those that have come under recent regulatory scrutiny. SmartSilver’s nanotechnology ensures that maximum protection can be delivered with a small amount of silver resulting in cost-effective and environmentally considerate products.
“Silver has been proven safe and effective as a natural antimicrobial over centuries of use,” says Chris Haupt, VP Industrial Business Unit, NanoHorizons. “SmartSilver™ additives are registered with the EPA and approved by the International Oeko-Tex Association.”
In addition to protecting against microbes safely, SurfaGuard’s water-based formulation is safer for the painters, too. The formulation has low odor, low VOC emissions, and a high flash point (above 220oF).
For more information about SurfaGuard™, contact Jamestown Coating Technologies at 800.628.3565 or visit www.SurfaGuard.com.
For more information about NanoHorizons’ SmartSilver™ antimicrobial protection, visit www.SmartSilver.com.
About NanoHorizons Inc.
NanoHorizons Inc. (www.nanohorizons.com) is a leader in the emerging field of practical nanotechnology for a broad range of consumer, commercial, and industrial products. The company’s nanoscale silver antimicrobial additives are developed and manufactured in the USA and marketed globally to customers in the apparel, health care, and coatings and plastics industries under the SmartSilver™ brand (www.smartsilver.com). SmartSilver uniquely offers highly durable, safe and cost-effective bacterial control in a variety of products, including natural and synthetic fibers and fabrics as well as coatings, foams and polymer applications. SmartSilver additives are EPA registered and Oeko-Tex® approved. NanoHorizons’ experienced team of scientists, engineers, and operational managers provide product research, design, development, laboratory testing, product manufacture, and customer technical and sales support. NanoHorizons was recently named Outstanding Technology Company of 2009 by the Centre County Chamber of Commerce and selected by the Small Business Commerce Association for the National 2009 Best of Business Award in the Chemical Additive Category. The company is privately held and headquartered in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania near The Pennsylvania State University.
About Jamestown Coating Technologies
Founded in 1885, Jamestown Coating Technologies is a leading manufacturer of industrial specialty paints and coatings for OEMs in a broad range of market segments. The company invests significantly in R&D to develop unique and effective products designed to meet their customers’ needs. Jamestown is also committed to providing high performance, sustainable products that are manufactured with consideration for the environment and the people who make and use their products. Jamestown’s paints and coatings are sold in the US and around the world. The company is headquartered in Jamestown, PA, and is family owned and operated. Visit www.JamestownCoatings.com for more information.