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Axalta supplies antimicrobial coatings for temporary COVID-19 hospital in Chicago

By Mary Page Bailey |

Axalta Coating Systems Ltd. (Philadelphia, Pa.; www.axaltacs.com) announced that it will supply E&R Powder Coating with more than 7,000 pounds of its Alesta AM antimicrobial powder coatings for bed frames at a temporary hospital at McCormick Place Convention Center in Chicago, IL, which is being used for COVID-19 patients. Axalta has also converted several of its global production plants to manufacture hand sanitizer.

Axalta will supply antimicrobial powder coating materials for bed frames at a temporary hospital at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL (source: Axalta)

“Axalta’s Alesta AM is being applied to these new beds to ensure that the surfaces are protected with silver zinc zeolite antimicrobial technology that is known to inhibit the growth of microbes on powder coated surfaces,” said Michael Bollan, Americas Business Director for Axalta Powder Coatings. “We are proud to be a significant producer of antimicrobial powder coatings and are actively exploring new applications for this important part of Axalta’s product portfolio, including for potential use in automotive interiors.”

Alesta AM powder coatings provide antimicrobial protection for hospitals, public transit, medical equipment, water treatment plants, food service packaging equipment, pharmaceutical labs, school and child care facilities and other medical equipment surfaces.

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