Three HVAC manufacturers sign shop coating agreements with AK Coatings

Anti-Corrosion Methods and Materials

ISSN: 0003-5599

Article publication date: 1 October 2004



(2004), "Three HVAC manufacturers sign shop coating agreements with AK Coatings", Anti-Corrosion Methods and Materials, Vol. 51 No. 5.



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Three HVAC manufacturers sign shop coating agreements with AK Coatings

Three HVAC manufacturers sign shop coating agreements with AK Coatings

Increased demand for cleaner heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems has prompted three companies to acquire licenses from AK Coatings to coat fabricated HVAC products with the AgIONe antimicrobial compound. Under the agreements, Curran International, MJC Incorporated and AST/Acme Coatings & Linings can currently apply coatings containing the AgION antimicrobial compound to steel HVAC components.

The process, known as shop coating, allows manufacturers to coat fabricated products with AK Coatings' paint system containing the antimicrobial compound. Clear- and blue-tinted paint systems are currently available. This allows each company to apply the compound to existing products and let it air dry. This expands AK Coatings offering which includes antimicrobial-coated steel coils. The steel coils can also be coated with fully pigmented paint systems.

“Antimicrobial-coated steel is being used and specified in HVAC applications nationwide”, said Alan McCoy, Vice-President of AK Steel public affairs. “Growing demand has shown a need for antimicrobial coated products that are not fabricated from AK Coatings' coil-coated steel. AK Coatings' shop coater agreements will help ensure an entire HVAC system can benefit from this added measure of cleanliness”.

Antimicrobial-coated steel will not eliminate the need for cleaning, but it does inhibit the growth of microbes, including mold and mildew, which can cause corrosion, odours and discoloration in an HVAC system.

Antimicrobial-coated Steel is used nationwide. Several manufacturers use AK Coatings' antimicrobial-coated steel to manufacture HVAC products, including Carrier Corporation, Lindab, Titus and Seal-Tite. One of several projects using antimicrobial-coated steel products in HVAC systems includes Atlanta-based Woodward Academy. The largest independent PK-12 school in the nation recently added 40,000 pounds of antimicrobial-coated steel air handling ductwork to one of its new facilities.

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