MIDDLETOWN, Ohio - AK Steel has launched AK Coating to provide coatings with the AgION antimicrobial compound to various applications.

MIDDLETOWN, Ohio - AK Steel has launched AK Coating to provide coatings with the AgION antimicrobial compound to shop coaters, paint formulators and coil coaters.

AK Coatings allows manufacturers to obtain antimicrobial coatings on all carbon and stainless steels through shop coaters, paint formulators and coil coaters. The silver ion-based antimicrobial suppresses the growth of a broad array of destructive microbes including bacteria, molds and fungi. Antimicrobial-coated steels enhance stain, corrosion and odor resistance and bring an added measure of cleanliness to an application.

AK Coatings is offering a limited number of agreements to shop coaters, paint formulators and coil coaters to market AgION antimicrobial coatings for metals. AK Coatings allows manufacturers to differentiate their products and respond to increasing demand for products that control the growth of microbes.

The AgION antimicrobial compound is an inorganic silver ion-based material containing zeolite. When moisture is present, the zeolite acts as an ion pump providing controlled release of silver ions into the environment. The AgION antimicrobial compound is blended into a paint system and applied to steel surfaces. The paint is available as a clear, tinted or pigmented coating.

For more information, visit www.akcoatings.com

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