Antimicrobial inhibitor added to Signature Plating’s clear coat for plated parts


Signature Plating has collaborated with one of its coating supply partners to develop an antimicrobial solution for its durable clear coat. The solution is now used for all metal plated parts requiring a clear coat finish.

The move was made to ensure protection not only of decorative finishes, but for those who will handle the finished parts, including installers and passengers. The company noted a trend for airlines, completion centres, MROs and OEM suppliers to provide interior products with a germ/microbe inhibitor embedded in the material, to build confidence with the flying public and to offer a safe cabin environment.

Signature Plating says that as long as this clear coat is on the part, it will provide the antimicrobial barrier. The inhibitor is suspended in the clear coat, covers the whole part and is spread throughout the thickness of the clear coat. The solution has been tested, passed and certified to ISO 22196:2011 to reduce microbes on a part’s surface. The company says the antimicrobial barrier will not allow microbes to live on the part’s surface, preventing the spread of bacteria.

Signature Plating is a full-service plating facility dedicated to producing products of the highest quality with rapid turn times. The company’s services include decorative plating and anodising for the aviation industry, as well as other VIP markets.

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