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Keyland UVMax Defender Bolsters Antimicrobial Protection

Keyland Polymer says its UVMax Defender solution for adding antimicrobial protection to UV-cured powder coatings shows excellent robustness and effectiveness.

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Keyland Polymer reports that UVMax Defender can decrease E. coli and Staphylococcus microbe reproduction by 99.99% in 24 hours.
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Keyland Polymer UV Powder LLC (Cleveland, Ohio) is pleased to announce its newest product offering, UVMax Defender. UVMax Defender utilizes silver ion technology to keep surfaces and products safer, adding antimicrobial protection for Keyland Polymer’s entire line of UV-cured powder coatings.

UVMax Defender functions on plastic, composite, medium-density fiberboard (MDF), wood and metal substrates, with Keyland Polymer recommending it for healthcare, public transportation, hospitality, education, food service, consumer goods and other coated products where harmful bacteria might be prevalent. 

Results from independent third-party testing using ISO 22196 standards confirmed that after 24 hours, surfaces coated with UVMax Defender showed 99.99% reduction in the reproduction of E. coli and Staphylococcus microbes. 

Keyland Polymer also released its cleaning methods evaluation report. The company says the data on its report demonstrates the robustness of a UV-cured, powder-coated surface when regularly cleaned using common household or commercial liquid-cleaning products. This test is a modification of the NEMA LD 3-2000 method 3.4 Cleanability / Stain Resistance, 3.4.5. Keyland Polymer says the test results confirm the use of the cited cleaning products causes no observable or measurable change in surface properties, color fastness, pencil hardness, film build or gloss loss.

“COVID-19 has changed our world, and consumers are demanding safer products,” says Rebecca Lonczak, marketing manager for Keyland Polymer. “Antimicrobial agents are a desired feature and are in great demand, but cleaning is still essential to ensure personal health and safety. We wanted to make certain our UV-cured powder coatings are safe, can withstand more frequent cleaning and give our customers the performance they expect and need from a Keyland UV powder product.”

Keyland Polymer UV Powder LLC | 216-741-7915 | kpuvpowder.com

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