BURGDORF, Switzerland — SANITIZED AG is combining its expertise in antimicrobials for paints and coatings into a single company, the newly founded SANITIZED Preservation AG. David Tierney, previously Global Business Director, Coatings, at Lonza AG, will manage the new entity and the expansion of global business relations as CEO.

The newly founded SANITIZED Preservation AG will focusing its efforts on antimicrobial protection for paints and coatings, during production, storage and when in use, and in accordance with current regulatory provisions. In-can and dry film preservation for paints will be offered for the first time, along with hygiene audits for production plants, in order to provide all-inclusive support for hygiene issues in the factory.

Paints and coatings protected with Sanitized® antimicrobial treatment prevent bacteria from colonizing and mildew from forming. The portfolio includes specific protection objectives: for example, use in the medical sector or use outdoors under particular climatic conditions. Officials working in public areas, such as schools, airports, train stations, hospitals and care facilities, are seeing a growing need for hygiene provisions.

Customers benefit from the comprehensive technical know-how in product development, the monitoring of the production process in addition to the microbiological quality assurance that is being implemented at the Swiss headquarters and by global partners. SANITIZED specialists also offer support with regulatory issues and share their up-to-date knowledge about any changes as well as anomalies that relate to a specific country.

The Sanitized brand provides effective marketing support. Manufacturers of paints and coatings can show that their products offer antimicrobial protection by labeling them with the Sanitized Ingredient Brand, thereby making their competitive advantage clearly visible in all their marketing activities. Numerous companies in the global polymer and textile industry are already successfully using this service.