TECNALIA launches new services for the evaluation of the bactericide efficacy of plastic paint and non-porous surfaces

28 September 2021

Under the ISO 22196:2011 standard: TECNALIA has assessed the antibacterial efficacy on non-porous surfaces; especially in the case of Staphylococcus aureus and Escherichia coli (E.Coli).

TECNALIA launches a new service to assess the efficacy of non-porous coatings or surfaces against bacterial micro-organisms. The tests are carried out under the ISO 22196:2011 standard: Measurement of antibacterial activity on plastics and other non-porous surfaces. Antibacterial efficacy is defined as the ability of a coating to reduce the number of bacteria deposited on it and to prevent their accumulation or reproduction.

Staphylococcus Aureus and E.Coli were the main bacteria evaluated

The ISO 22196 standard focuses on two of the most common bacteria in our daily lives: Staphylococcus aureus and Escherichia coli, commonly known as E.coli. These bacteria are the source of many diseases, from allergic reactions or intestinal disorders, to more severe infections. Their presence in our lives is far greater than we think, since they can be deposited on floors and walls, work surfaces, floors, panic bars, etc. at home, in a healthcare environment and even in public buildings.

In these times in which concern for environmental hygiene and health is growing, this test to assess the bactericide efficacy of plastic paint and non-porous surfaces takes on special relevance, since it makes it possible to assess the bactericide efficacy of a coating or a surface that we come into contact nearly constantly and unconsciously.

Service aimed at manufacturers of surface finishes.

This service is aimed at manufacturers of surface finishes such as cabinet doors (especially for kitchens and bathrooms); boards for doors; counter tops; tables or other work surfaces; as well as paint manufacturers or any construction element. For the latter, we also offered the test service for paints, coatings and waterproofing products.