Inhibit Coatings produces antimicrobial and antifouling coatings. The coatings display strong antimicrobial activity against E. coli, S. aureus and L. monocytogenes decreasing bacteria by > 99.997%.
Thanks to Inhibit's novel nanotechnology the coatings utilise very low biocide concentrations typically, < 0.1%, and have demonstrated extremely low leach rates, providing robust coatings with a long antimicrobial lifetime without compromising the physical properties of the coating itself. The coatings have also shown to prevent the settlement of algae and sea squirts and have exhibited marine antifouling activity.
The technology has been applied to a number of different resin and coating systems including epoxies, urethanes and acrylics. The antimicrobial coatings find use in a number of different applications. Coatings developed to date have use in food processing, medical and HVAC applications while Inhibit continues to develop the technology for antifouling coatings for marine and aquaculture applications.