Paints and coatings manufacturer PPG (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA) recently received U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) registration for its PPG Copper Armor antimicrobial paint containing Corning Guardiant technology. According to PPG, this technology can kill 99.9% of bacteria and viruses on painted surfaces, including SARS-CoV-2, in two hours.
The product’s efficacy was measured using tests that simulate real-world contamination that are mandated by the EPA for products making claims against harmful pathogens. Following this registration, PPG began selling the product in late 2021 through U.S. PPG PAINTS stores, independent retailers, and select home improvement stores.
Available in eggshell, satin, and semi-gloss, PPG Copper Armor can be tinted to more than 600 colors from the PPG paint palette, and the zero-volatile organic compound (VOC) paint provides the same hide, durability, and premium application properties as standard PPG paints. The product also provides a mold- and mildew-resistant coating on the dry paint film.
“Now more than ever, our customers are seeking multiple layers of protection from viruses and bacteria on the many surfaces they’re touching while navigating the ongoing pandemic,” says Tim Knavish, executive vice president. “PPG Copper Armor with Corning Guardiant technology is the first virus killing paint in the United States, and will provide an extra layer of protection on the walls that surround us where we live, work, and learn.”
Source: PPG, www.ppgpaints.com/copper-armor.