Self-decontaminating surface coatings and articles prepared therefrom

  • US Patent No. 9241482
  • Issued: January 26, 2016
  • Status: Active
Medical & Biotechnology

The present invention is directed toward a self-decontaminating surface coating, which when cured has a partially hydrophobic surface. The coating comprises a polymeric coating resin which, when cured, is hydrophilic. The coating also comprises a biocide, a germinating agent, and a hydrophobic micro/nano particulate material. The coating is suitable for application to ceramics, metals, and polymer substrates. Articles coated with the coating of the present invention are resistant to spores.

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