MAIA, Portugal — An independent lab in France, Laboratoire T.E.C., has completed testing that proves the effectiveness of Artilin 3A Mate, CIN’s anti-mosquito paint, in killing mosquitos five years after application.

The paint received a 100% killing rate of the three most relevant mosquitos (the malaria mosquito Anopheles gambiae, the yellow fever mosquito Aedes aegypti and the common house mosquito Culex pipiens).

These mosquito species are vectors of the most feared diseases like malaria, dengue fever, chikungunya, zika fever and West Nile fever. Although some of these species were originally from tropical regions they can now be found also in subtropical and temperate regions.

Artilin 3A Mate contributes to effectively controlling the population of mosquitos and reducing the spread of mosquito-borne diseases. Most importantly it is safe to humans and most common pets, like cats and dogs, as verified by Phycher Bio Développement, one of the most relevant toxicology laboratories in Europe. The paint was also granted an A+ grade on interior air quality according to French regulation.

This anti-mosquito paint is designed for use on interior walls and ceilings in residential, public and commercial buildings, and is available in a range of colors. Artilin 3A Mate can also control the population of other insects species like cockroaches Blattella germanica, common fly Musca domestica and biting house fly (also called the stable fly) Stomoxys calcitrans, mites Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus and bed bugs Cimex lectularius and Cimex hemipterus.

Artilin 3A Mate is already on sale in over 22 countries from Europe (Portugal, Spain, France, Belgium, Luxemburg and Poland) to Africa (Angola, Mozambique, Ghana, Burkina Faso, Mali, Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Togo and Cape Verde), from the Americas (Brasil, Panama, Saint Martin, French Guiana and Barbados) to Asia (India).

With over 100 years of experience in the coatings market, CIN is the market leader in the Iberian Peninsula for the past 25 years. The company operates in all three main market segments (architectural, industrial and protective coatings), with over 1,400 employees in more than 15 countries. It has a direct presence in Portugal, Spain, France, Poland, Turkey, Angola, Mozambique, South Africa and Mexico, and also exports to several markets in Central Europe, Latin America and Africa.

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