Antimicrobial Spray FAQs

FAQs about Antimicrobial Coatings

What is antimicrobial surface coating?

An antimicrobial surface contains an antimicrobial agent that inhibits the ability of microorganisms to grow on the surface of a material. Such surfaces are becoming more widely investigated for possible use in various settings including clinics, industry, and even the home. The most common and most important use of antimicrobial coatings has been in the healthcare setting for sterilisation of medical devices to prevent hospital associated infections. In addition to medical devices, linens and clothing can provide a suitable environment for many bacteria, fungi, and viruses to grow when in contact with the human body which allows for the transmission of infectious disease.

Antibacterial Vs. Antimicrobial – What’s the difference?

The primary difference between antibacterial vs. antimicrobial substances is the types of microorganisms they act upon.

  • Antibacterial Technologies: Antibacterial technologies are effective against a broad spectrum of harmful bacteria including E. coli and MRSA.* They will typically incorporate silver active ingredients, allowing for successful application in a wide variety of product types.
  • Antimicrobial Technologies: Antimicrobial technologies minimise the presence of bacteria, mold, and fungi.* In contrast to antibacterial agents, antimicrobial substances offer a greater level of product protection by continuously inhibiting the growth of microbes on surfaces for very long periods of time. The broad spectrum performance of antimicrobial substances makes them perfect for use in hygiene critical environments such as schools, hospitals, and commercial kitchens. Typical active ingredients include silver or zinc.

What are the benefits of antimicrobial coatings?

  • Continual sanitisation – The protective coating does not just eliminate existing germs on a treated surface, it actively protects against their existence for a long time afterwards.
  • Prevents Microbe Resistance – Bacteria can become immune the chemical cleaning products but Nordic Chem’s “nanospike” technology inhibits germs form living and growing on a surface, reducing the chance for them to adapt and mutate.
  • Optimal Efficacy – Protects against a vast range of viruses, bacteria and pathogens. Our coatings are water-based, simple and effective.
  • Easy to apply – While Nordic Chem can be applied easily, in order to gain full protection and peace of mind, we also recommend a professional installation. Our fully trained and accredited staff have the knowledge and experience to eliminate existing germs and viruses and protect you from future harm.

Which surfaces can I apply antimicrobial spray to?

Nordic Chem Antimicrobial Additive is suitable for almost any material or liquid. It can be applied to: Textiles Furniture Automotive Interior Signs Medical equipment Industrial settings.

How does our antimicrobial coating work?

How do you apply the protective coating?