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When ‘Good Enough’ Suddenly Won’t Cut It: Coatings Technology Faces Challenges in the Healthcare Environment

A D+D Online Feature published September 7, 2012



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by Steven Reinstadtler

There is an expensive problem in the high-risk environment of health-care infrastructure: Administrators are finding that commercial wall paints and floor coatings must be repeatedly applied after premature failure caused by forces beyond their control....
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Tagged categories: Antimicrobial coatings; Architectural coatings; Floor coatings

Comment from Kevin Ormsby, (9/10/2012, 11:43 AM)

Hi Stephen: Awesome Article my company designs UV curable and fast curing VCT coatings. The coatings contain silver ion additives that we have had lab tested and are proven to kill MRSA, The coating can also be applied on ceramic tiles and porcelain bath tubs. We find that hospitals are "tough sells" for many reasons but hope to make progress this year or next year. Your article will be a great sales tool!


Comment from Steven Reinstadtler, (9/13/2012, 8:55 PM)

Thanks, Kevin. Please let me know if I can answer any questions for you.


Comment from Paul Hahn, (11/28/2012, 10:59 AM)

Hi, as a painter in a hospital I have had great success with Sherwin Williams Pre-Cat Epoxy. When will manufacturers begin to offer the new polyurethane coatings?


Comment from Steven Reinstadtler, (11/30/2012, 8:01 PM)

It is already on the market, Paul. Let's talk offline to respect the rules of this forum. steven.reinstadtler@bayer.com or on LinkedIn.


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