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Global Antimicrobial Coatings Market

The global antimicrobial coatings market size was valued at USD 2.44 billion in 2015. Growing concern regarding cleanliness in various professional industries has led the rapid development of this industry. These are used to protect surfaces against micro organisms which primarily includes parasites, germs, bacteria and unwanted micro-organisms.



Rising concern regarding the growth of hospital-acquired infections among human beings is also an important factor to boost the overall industry growth. Nowadays, doctors prefer using these products as compared to disinfectants and powerful cleaning agents. This would also help to reduce both coat and time for the hospitals in which they are increasingly used. They help in stopping the spread of germs, which can otherwise cause weakened immune systems among people.


Never the less, health concerns related silver usage in various applications along with strict regulations in the European Union and the U.S. is presumed to create the hindrance for the overall demand. The SHER-NAR coating which primarily consists of three coat finishing process is required to meet the standards of the American Architectural Manufacturers Associationís specification. AAMA 2605-13 is considered the most stringent solution used mainly in architectural applications.


In recent past, the FDA began considering drug-device combinations as a separate regulatory class. They meet the safety and efficacy part based on specified requirements. Moreover, the guideline has also been established for urological devices with antimicrobial claims.


In recent past, the antibiotic local application directly on the local surface is considered more efficient as compared to antibiotics penetration through biofilm. The bacteria is killed instantly before the biofilm is formed. These antibiotics can be applied in bone cement that is used to fix implants associated with orthopedic
and orthodontic implants.


Biodegradable surface type containing antibiotics can also be implemented for the same application with the similar strategy. The antibiotics can be slowly released directly to the surface tissue interface. The use of poly (D, L-lactide) which contains gentamycin on orthopedic implants has reduced the infection rates drastically and also an improvement in recovery after infection.


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