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Keyland Polymer offers antimicrobial protection for its UV-cured powder coatings

Appears in Print as: 'Antimicrobial agent safely protects UV-cured powder coatings'


UVMax Defender causes no observable or measurable change in surface properties while keeping surfaces and products safer. 

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UVMax Defense antimicrobial protection agent.

Photo Credit: Keyland Polymer

Keyland Polymer UV Powder, LLC (Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.) has announced its newest product offering, UVMax Defender, which provides added antimicrobial protection for Keyland Polymer’s entire line of UV-cured powder coatings. The antimicrobial agent reportedly uses silver ion technology to help keep surfaces and products safer.

UVMax Defender can be used on plastic, composites, medium-density fiberboard (MDF), wood and metal substrates and is ideal for healthcare, public transportation, education, food service, consumer goods or other coated products where harmful bacteria can be prevalent.

Keyland Polymer says that results from independent third party testing using ISO 22196 standards confirmed that after 24 hours surfaces coated with UVMax Defender showed reproduction of E coli and Staphylococcus microbes were reduced by more than 99.99%.

Keyland Polymer has also released its Cleaning Methods Evaluation Report. The company notes that report data demonstrates the robustness of a UV-cured powder coated surface when regularly cleaned using common household or commercial liquid cleaning products. This test is a modification of the NEMA LD 3-2000 method 3.4 Cleanability/Stain Resistance, 3.4.5. The test results confirmed that the use of the cited cleaning products causes no observable or measurable change in surface properties, color fastness, pencil hardness, film build, or gloss loss.