Sciessent, creator of naturally occurring silver-based antimicrobial brand Agion has partnered with Diamond Vogel, a manufacturer of industrial coatings, to offer the Peridium Powder Coatings line. The new Peridium line brings the quality and durability that industrial customers have found synonymous with the Vogel name, with the added benefit of Agion antimicrobial product protection. Agion technology inhibits the growth and propagation of bacteria on the surface of a product, adding an important layer of product protection to equipment and furnishings coated with the new Peridium powder coating line. Diamond Vogel makes coatings specifically formulated to the manufacturing setting and the customers' requirements. The new Peridium Powder Coatings—including hybrid, polyester and epoxy technologies—with Agion technology is a powder coating made without water or petroleum-based solvents, and is applied electrostatically and cured through a baking process. This performance feature in Peridium powder coatings is exhibited in excellent final hardness and abrasion resistance of the coating, the company said. Agion antimicrobial solution provides continuous product protection by releasing silver ions to the surface at a steady rate, and is designed to last the useful life of the product. Peridium Powder Coatings with Agion antimicrobial technology are ideal for healthcare furnishings, fitness equipment, furniture fixtures and many other industrial applications. The new Peridium line will be available early this summer through Vogel sales representatives.