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Posted: September 16, 2008
Agion to be Exclusive Antimicrobial Solution for DuPont Alesta Powder Coatings
(Nanowerk News) Agion Technologies, Inc., the worldwide leader in natural, silver-based, antimicrobial solutions and DuPont Powder Coatings in Europe today announced that Agion will be the exclusive antimicrobial solution for Alesta® powder coatings. DuPont Powder Coatings is a world leader in coating solutions and has one of the most extensive portfolios of new technologies in the industry.
Designed for areas where clean is critical, Alesta AM powder coatings with Agion antimicrobial is a safe, effective technology to combat the growth of problematic microbes. Powder coatings made with Agion’s silver antimicrobial compound will protect surfaces from microbes such as bacteria, fungi, yeast, mold and mildew.
“Consumer awareness and demand for antimicrobial solutions is at an all-time high,” said Werner M. Boeykens, Market Manager of DuPont CoatingSolutions Europe, Middle East & Africa. “Working with Agion, we have quickly created a product that offers true differentiation and value add to our customers in applications such as public transportation, child and health–care, HVAC, appliances, and architectural and construction products.”
“Integrating Agion’s antimicrobial into DuPont’s powder coatings offers product manufacturers an important differentiation as well as supporting their natural and sustainable positioning strategy,” said Paul Ford, chief executive officer of Agion Technologies. “This partnership is just another example of the growing confidence in the Agion brand.”
Agion, “Nature’s Antimicrobial”, is built directly into products, enabling a self-cleaning surface that provides continuous product protection from microbes and maintains efficacy for the life of the product. Designed for controlled release, silver ions are slowly and continually released from the treated surface and designed to last for the life of the coating. Silver has long been recognized for its antimicrobial properties and has been used to suppress the growth of microbes for thousands of years and is utilized today in applications across industries including healthcare, consumer, food, water, and industrial.