A German SME specialised in innovative coating solutions has developed a wide range of antibacterial coatings/paints based on a new effective and cost-efficient microsilver technology (no nanosilver is used). The range comprises e.g. wall paints coatings for plastics wood metal and can e.g. be applied in hygiene sensitive areas such as hospitals, schools, public buildings. The SME looks for distribution, commercial agency or franchise agreements but is also open to other types of co-operation.
The German SME is an innovative provider of specialty coatings for the protection of man and material. They were founded as a spin-off for innovative speciality coatings from a company with more than 10 years of experience in the coating and paint industry. The SME operates globally with their own sales offices in Germany, Poland and an extensive distribution network in Europe. Today the expansion of resistant bacteria has become an increasing problem especially for health institutions such as e.g. hospitals, but bacteria also cause damage to various industrial infrastructures (e.g. pipelines) by so-called microbial induced corrosion (MIC). To solve these problems the SME has developed a very efficient antibacterial coating technology for a wide range of antibacterial coatings as well as an antibacterial paint. The technology works with an innovative microsilver recipe in a very low concentration. It is based on strongly pure, elemental silver, which is upgraded to its highly performing specific structure by a specially designed and complex physical process. In contrast to other common coating technologies no nanosilver is used and thus there is no health risk of nano-particles penetrating the human skin. All paints/coatings are certified to offer strong and permanent antibacterial protection. The application range includes antibacterial wall paint, clear antibacterial coatings for plastics (e.g. light switches, counter trays etc.), wood, industrial coatings for metal (e.g. door handles, machinery etc.), antibacterial coatings in spray cans for hygiene sensitive areas, such as hospitals, retirement homes, schools, kindergartens, public buildings etc., or in transport vehicles for refrigerated goods, as well as special coatings for pipelines, silos or ventilation systems which are exposed to microbial corrosion. The SME is mainly looking for partners from industry or distribution partners with up to 500 employees with expertise in the coating business who should also have good knowledge of the market and market access to the relevant target groups such as e.g. hospitals or companies active in hygiene business. The co-operation could be in form of a distribution or franchise agreement as well as a commercial agency agreement with the agent representing the SME's coating solutions. The required sales & distribution partners, should be able/willing to implement the technologies in their markets (e.g. industrial partners to enlarge their portfolio or trade partners to use existing structures). However, the SME would also be open to co-operations with partners interested in new applications of the coating technology.
Innovations and advantages
- active against bacteria such as MRSA (multi-resistant Staphylococcus aureus), E-coli, EHEC (enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli) etc. - eliminates also odours caused by bacteria - long-term effects: The antibacterial effect will remain due to the depot effect of silver - no health risk as no nanosilver is used - no optical effect on the coating (e.g. no greying) - cheaper than any comparable products due to the extremely low microsilver concentration - all coatings/paints are certified by external independent and accredited laboratories
02002015 Surface treatment (painting, galvano, polishing, CVD, ..)
02007015 Properties of Materials, Corrosion/Degradation
Market application codes
05007007 Other medical/health related (not elsewhere classified)
08001007 Coatings and adhesives manufactures
08003007 Other industrial equipment and machinery
08004001 Air filters and air purification and monitoring equipment
09004002 Office furniture and other professional furnishings
Intellectual property rights
Area of partner's activity
- Type of partner sought: Sales, distribution and franchise partners. - Specific area of activity of the partner: industry/ trade with know-how in coating business, excellent knowledge of the market, market access to the target groups (e.g. hospital, hygiene business…) - Tasks to be performed by the partner sought: implement the technologies in their markets, e.g. industrial partners to enlarge their portfolio or trade partners to use existing structures