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Patented spray-on functional coatings protect against bacterial contamination

TST Engineered Coating Solutions, a Fisher Barton company, Sun Prairie, Wis.,  announces that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has issued a patent to TST for decorative and functional sprayed-on coatings that are especially suited for parts and surfaces exposed to bacterial contamination.

The new patent, US 9,611,531, an invention by Fisher Barton's Daryl Crawmer, is entitled "Textured spray coatings for decorative and functional surfaces and method of applying same."

The sprayed-on coating can be used in a variety of applications, including handles, faucets, bath and kitchen fixtures, as well as components in medical facilities. Additionally, coatings containing copper or copper-based alloys, which are known to stop the spread of bacteria, are well-suited for food-processing and handling implements, appliances, and devices.

"TST continues to be a leader in advanced coatings for many applications throughout industrial, energy, and medical markets," says Stephen Wallace, VP Marketing & Sales. "This patent shows the depth of not only coating development, but also of process enhancements to meet market needs." 

www.tstcoatings.com

 

Subject Classifications

Industries and Applications | Medical Devices

Materials Processing and Treatment | Coating

Materials Processing and Treatment | Surface Engineering

Materials Processing and Treatment | Thermal Spray Technology

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» Publication Date: 03/08/2017

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This project has received funding from the European Union Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) under grant agreement n° [609149].

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