American Faucet and Coatings Corporation

Antimicrobial Finishes

As part of our commitment to creating the best, safest coatings and finishes available, we fully invested in special coating products infused with antimicrobial agents.

These specialty finishes retain the luster, beauty and durability that we are known for, but have been engineered to inhibit the growth of harmful bacteria such as staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and E-coli by as much as 99.99%.

Sterilcoat AM Powder Coatings Decrease Bacteria by 99.94%

Test Method JIS Z 2801
Bacteria and Powder CoatingNumber of Living Bacteria
Escherichia Coli NBRC 3972StartAfter 24 Hours
Conventional Powder Coatings
PX622W340
380,00027,000,000
Sterilcoat AM Powder Coatings
PC17651
380,000Less than 100
(99.94% decrease)
Sterilcoat AM Powder Coatings
PC17651
After 5 Washings
380,000Less than 100
(99.97% decrease)
Staphylococcus Aureus NBRC 12732StartAfter 24 Hours
Conventional Powder Coatings
PX622W340
380,0001,100,000
Sterilcoat AM Powder Coatings
PC17651
380,000Less than 100
(99.99% decrease)
Sterilcoat AM Powder Coatings
PC17651
After 5 Washings
380,000Less than 100
(99.96% decrease)

The same tests with five chemical versions of Sterilcoat AM produced a decrease in microbial activity between 99.4% and 99.99%.

In a day and age where approximately 100,000 unnecessary deaths are reported each year because hospital patients come into contact with germ-contaminated equipment, we believe that these types of antimicrobial finishes are a essential to promote a healthy environment with all medical applications, including medical devices, instruments, racks, sterilization equipment, bedpans, carts and more.

Other Excellent Uses for Antimicrobial Finishes and Coatings