Antimicrobial coatings development is a clear and constant need in industries where products are exposed to pollution. These include medicine, food, agriculture and cosmetics, and more specifically – technological solutions that extend products’ shelf life.
Additionally, considerable technological efforts have been invested in developing solutions for functional, abrasion-resistant antimicrobial coatings to surfaces in high-traffic spaces with a high risk of exposure to contaminents.
The COVID-19 pandemic and similar epidemics in the past boost the need for effective solutions that reduce pollutant resistance on public surfaces, are environmentally friendly, resistant to abrasion over time and provide a viable economic solution that can be applied on most surfaces.
The products can be adapted to the various segments, public surfaces, surfaces in hospitals and clinics, kitchens and bathroom surfaces in domestic and institutional markets, and ventilation and cooling systems.
Many technologies are involved in this vital challenge based on innovative research in biology, chemistry and physics, engineering and software to achieve a cost-benefit ratio applied in most demand areas.In a market research summary published by Grand View Research, the market for antimicrobial coatings in 2020 was estimated at $ 8 billion and is expected to grow by 13% per year between 2021 and 2028.