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Antimicrobial graphene paint passes test

Lab tests find GrapheneCA antiviral formula 99.9% effective Metal Tech News Weekly Edition – June 3, 2020

 

Last updated 6/27/2020 at 6:19am

Graphene 2D carbon material strongest high conductivity antiviral antimicrobial

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Made from a single layer of carbon linked in a hexagonal pattern, graphene is the strongest and most conductive material known. This 2D material has inherent virucidal properties that could be used to create materials that kill COVID-19 and other viruses.

New York-based graphene supplier and product manufacturer, GrapheneCA announced that primary testing has confirmed its graphene-rich antimicrobial coating formula is 99.9% effective in making surfaces bacteria proof, according to ASTM International testing protocol.

Following the outbreak of COVID-19, GrapheneCA set out to develop a product that could combat the virus by making paints and varnishes for surfaces of public areas where risk of transmission is high.

In independent laboratory tests, GrapheneCA's Dr. Nano Flooring, Dr. Metal coating and Dr. Wall paint lines have shown exceptional antimicrobial protection.

The proprietary formula in the graphene-improved, water-based epoxy coatings blocks the metabolism of microorganisms by restricting cellular respiration and cell division on surfaces.

Coupled with the inherent virucidal properties of graphene, super hygiene surfaces could very well become the norm in a world concerned about the spread of viruses such as COVID-19.

Testing of GrapheneCA's chemical-free coatings was also done in Japan earlier this year, with their rigorous industrial standards, these tests showed the coating completely kills harmful bacteria such as E. coli.

Tests also show that the bacteria-killing aspect of GrapheneCA products last the entire life of an applied surface coat.

Antimicrobial antiviral Dr Nano graphene paint and coatings

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GrapheneCA is adding graphene's inherent antimicrobial properties to coatings and paint that can add an extra layer of protection to surfaces in hospitals, schools, shopping malls, metro stations, airports, and other public areas that pose a high risk for microorganisms contamination.

"These coatings are ready-to-use products that can be purchased and used right now without the need for non-standard equipment and are similar to any other can of epoxy you would purchase from your local hardware store," said Sergey Voskresensky, head of research and development at GrapheneCA. "We have developed durable, long-lasting coatings that both efficiently protect surfaces from damage as well as the health of those who touch them."

Using this groundbreaking technology to help improve public safety, GrapheneCA hopes to provide a solution that it believes will make any surface bacteria-proof upon application.

"Our mission is to provide protection to the concentrated areas that are most vulnerable to spreading viruses and other microorganisms," said Voskresensky.

More information on GrapheneCA and the antiviral properties of its coatings can be read at Graphene paint could slow virus spread in the March 24 edition of Metal Tech News.

 

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