The Antimicrobial Coatings Market exceeded $3.2 billion, globally in 2019 and is estimated to grow at more than 10.4% CAGR between 2020 and 2026. Increasing the prevalence of infections and rising demand for high-quality antimicrobial coatings to reduce surface transmission will boost the market demand.
Antimicrobial coatings are widely used in public construction to coat walls, handles, and counters. Furthermore, an increasing outbreak of diseases as COVID 19 and SARS is likely to encourage use owing to stringent regulations in the industries to reduce the risk of touch contamination, thereby boosting the antimicrobial coatings market share .
Viruses, bacteria and fungi can be found on many surfaces. This situation may threaten human health and create economic problems (stopping production in an outbreak that may occur, damage to the workforce as a result of epidemic diseases).
They are applied to doors, glass panels, walls, doors, HVAC tents, and counters. Also, antimicrobial coatings are sprayed onto masks, textiles, gloves and carpeting. Increasing demand for high quality and quick reaction time coatings against a wide variety of pathogens is likely to boost antimicrobial coatings market demand.
The use of antimicrobial surfaces in food, medical and common areas can help reduce the spread of microbial infections. The use of silver, titanium dioxide and zinc oxide among these antimicrobials has emerged as a very efficient technology to prevent microbial growth on medical and food contact surfaces, and more concretely, these nanoparticles have attracted great attention due to their attractive physicochemical and antimicrobial properties .
Classes of antimicrobial coatings: (a) repelling microbial attachment or biofilm development; (b) contact killing; (c) releasing of antimicrobial agents; and (d) stimuli responsive release in the presence of microorganism.
Recently, silver, titanium dioxide and zinc oxide used as an antimicrobial agent.
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