The new formula is ideal for extending the aesthetics and service life of vinyl products by protecting the fabric or substrate from developing mildew, mold and bacteria, which can cause deterioration of the paint film. VYNGUARD Polycarbonate Anti-Microbial Topcoat is ideally used for high-end wall coverings, mass transit seating, marine upholstery, and flexible decking, in applications ranging from communal settings such as hospitality and healthcare, to marine and mass transit applications.
The new formula passes ASTM E1428 Standard Test Method for Evaluating Performance of Antimicrobials in or on Polymeric Solids Against Staining by Streptomyce species (a pink stain organism), helping OEMs predict the performance of coated articles under actual field conditions.
As with the original VYNGUARD Polycarbonate formula, the new anti-microbial coating is water-based and low in VOC. It provides a clear, protective layer that blocks plasticizer from migrating through the surface. Its unique polymer composition, high cross-link density and UV inhibitors help it exceed industry standards for resisting UV degradation, shedding dirt and protecting against stains. It is also highly resistant to abrasions and marring, while remaining flexible and pliable. Vinyl materials coated with VYNGUARD Polycarbonate Anti-Microbial Coating have a soft feel and matte finish and can be cleaned easily with gentle household cleaners; no harsh chemicals are required. Because the polymer composition is not sensitive to heat, it can also be used for materials that are embossed.
For increased chemical and abrasion performance, VYNGUARD Polycarbonate Anti-Microbial is also available in a solvent-based, two-component option. All formulations can be applied by gravure, flow-coating or spray equipment.