SCHOFIELD, WI — Powder Technology Inc. (PTI) has entered into an official partnership with antimicrobial additives manufacturer BioCote® to bring antimicrobial powder coatings to the U.S. market. PTI offers high-performance thermoset powder coatings now available in antimicrobial formulations: the PTI AM series. 

“PTI is excited to be one of the first U.S.–based powder coating manufacturers with BioCote partner approval. Our AM coatings underwent a strict validation process before launch to prove that the technology is working to BioCote’s performance standards,” said Quint Towle, Director of Sales and Marketing. “Furthermore, these coatings are subject to regular, ongoing testing to ensure that they continue to deliver the required level of antimicrobial protection.”  

Independent testing of BioCote additives, which are integrated into PTI AM coatings has shown to reduce microbes by up to 99.99%, according to test method ISO 22196.

PTI fully extrudes in BioCote silver ion technology, to ensure full dispersion throughout the powder coating. The AM powder coating line can be custom formulated in virtually any gloss, color and chemistry, including textures.

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BioCote technology does not protect users or others against disease-causing bacteria, germs, viruses or other harmful organisms. The technology is not a substitute for good hygiene and/or cleaning practices.