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Axalta's Antimicrobial Technology Used in Bed Frames for Chicago Field Hospital Coronavirus Patients

Axalta will supply E&R Powder Coating with more than 7,000 pounds of its Alesta AM powder coatings for bed frames at a temporary hospital at McCormick Place in Chicago.

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Axalta Coating Systems (Houston, Texas), global supplier of liquid and powder coatings, announced April 20 that it will supply E&R Powder Coating (Chicago, Ill.) with more than 7,000 pounds of its Alesta AM powder coatings for bed frames at a temporary hospital at McCormick Place in Chicago, which is being used for coronavirus patients.

“Axalta’s Alesta AM is being applied to these new beds to ensure that the surfaces are protected with silver zinc zeolite antimicrobial technology that is known to inhibit the growth of microbes on powder-coated surfaces,” says Michael Bollan, Americas Business Director for Axalta Powder Coatings. . “We appreciate being a part of the solution to provide a high-quality coated surface for hospital patients in this time of critical need.”

According to the company, Alesta AM powder coatings provide protection that can benefit hospitals, public transit, medical equipment, water treatment plants, food service packaging equipment, pharmaceutical labs, school and child care facilities, and other medical equipment surfaces.

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