Increased demand for products that can improve hygiene has prompted AkzoNobel to accelerate the addition of antimicrobial* properties to its Interpon D1000 and 2000 range of architectural powder coatings. With cleanliness now on everyone’s agenda, the extra functionality offered by the inclusion of BioCote® antimicrobial technology means that building interiors can now be given increased protection against microbes such as bacteria and mold, which can cause issues such as bad odors, staining, or material degradation.

“Growing consumer concern for hygiene means we need to continue finding ways to offer invisible protection and help make living and working together more hygienic,” said Daniela Vlad, managing director of AkzoNobel’s Powder Coatings business. “Interpon D AM is an effective solution for architects and specifiers and brings extra functionality to a product which has a long track record of superior performance.”

AkzoNobel reports that a critical consideration for the new powder coating was making sure it offered the same color quality and durability of Interpon D. Launched globally, it is also available in the same selection of colors and finishes as the existing Interpon D range, including metallic effects and coarse or fine textures.

“Our innovation is focused on developing color technology and solutions that meet the technical challenges and performance demands of our customers,” said Vlad. “It’s all about transforming spaces and environments to make sure they’re fit for the ever-changing requirements of modern living and lifestyles.”

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