WEG has announced a new anti-viral coating from its Coatings and Varnishes Unit in Brazil. Developed originally for use on machinery and equipment used in hospitals, laboratories and medical applications, the new coating is claimed to make 99.9 per cent of coronavirus inactive within minutes of contact with the surface. The coating, polyurethane W-THANE APA 501, has been developed amid the coronavirus pandemic for the many industries that WEG serves which are aiming to improve hygiene and safety. The coating's creation follows the recommendations of the National Agency of Health Surveillance in Brazil and has been manufactured according to methodologies set by the International Standard BS ISO 21702:2019.
The new coating is recommended to protect industrial equipment used in high-risk environments but is clearly suitable for use in other market areas, including on factory and plant machinery and equipment and public transport. As with all WEG coatings and paints, the new anti-viral coating is available in a range of colours to suit most medical or industrial equipment and machinery applications.
Go to www.weg.net/uk for more information about the new anti-viral coating.