The thermogravimetric analysis (TGA) can be used to compare and demonstrate the thermal stability of the material in service. In a recent study, we have compared a solidified competing commercial antimicrobial coating in an inert atmosphere thermogravimetric analysis.
In a work accomplished with pre-painted panels top-coated with INVESIL it was demonstrated by the US NAVY research lab that chemicals equivalent to biologically active agents cannot penetrate through INVESIL coated surface.
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According to a survey conducted by IHS Markit,, about 25 percent of people did not want to use rideshare post-COVID-19. In comparison, 80 percent expect the rideshare vehicle to be equipped with decontaminators.
Several companies are claiming that their coatings could last for months. However, no such data has been generated or proof available in support of their claims. Specially, if coating is less than 1 micron, it is difficult to believe those claims. We at Flora Coatings have compared a competitive commercial product with INVESIL. The commercial product was applied as received and tested using Taber Abrasion as per ASTM.
Recent studies have identified the broad-spectrum antiviral properties of silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) against respiratory pathogens, such as adenovirus, parainfluenza, and influenza. AgNPs achieve this by attaching to viral glycoproteins, blocking entry into the host cell.