Cleveland based Sherwin-Williams has just developed a bacteria killing paint, hospitals could benefit from this breakthrough!
Paint Shield is a new type of paint that has just been developed by Sherwin-Williams. It still has a long way to go before it passes all the healthcare standards but so far tests have proved to be very promising indeed.
Scientists are fighting a continuous battle again bacteria. It is hoped Paint Shield will help them in the fight. Sherwin-Williams claims the new paint kills up to 99.9% of germs when applied to hospital walls. Early reports say Paint Shield could remain effective for four years.
Paint Shield Interior Latex Microbicidal Paint is due for release in 2016. A long list of bacteria such as are Staph, MRSA, E. coli, VRE, and Enterobacter aerogenes is said to be eliminated with Paint Shield. If true this could revolutionise the fight against bacteria.
The bacteria simply die after 2 hours contact with the paint. Common microbes are also significantly reduced on contact with the Bacteria Killing Paint. Infectious disease experts have repeated that eliminating healthcare-associated infections is their number 1 priority.
Says Chris Connor, Sherwin-Williams CEO “It’s one of the most significant technological breakthroughs in our nearly 150 year history of innovation, by killing infectious pathogens on painted surfaces, Paint Shield is a game-changing advancement in coatings technology.”
Sherwin-Williams holds an 11.3% share of the paint manufacturing industry which is the second biggest after PPG Industries 21.3% share in the US. This new development could give Sherwin-Williams a competitive edge over its rivals. The bacteria killing paint could also be used in day care centers, gyms, schools, sheltered housing, hotels, cruise ships and even in domestic homes.