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Bioni CS GmbH honored with 2008 Frost & Sullivan research award
Article Type: Industrial news From: Anti-Corrosion Methods and Materials, Volume 55, Issue 4
The 2008 Frost & Sullivan European Anti-Microbial Nanocoatings Excellence in Research Award is being presented to Germany-based Bioni CS GmbH and the Fraunhofer Institute for Chemical Technology, for their joint effort in developing an environmentally friendly, VOC-free coating system based on nanotechnology – Bioni Hygienic®.
“This anti-microbial nanocoating not only permanently prevents the formation of mold and fungal growth on walls, but also reduces germs that are resistant to antibiotics in hospitals,” noted Frost & Sullivan Senior Research Analyst Archana Jayarajah. “This innovative nanocoating is set to have a profound impact on the medical sector.”
“To offer a more long-term solution against bacteria and germs without contaminating the air inside the building, Bioni and the Fraunhofer Institute for Chemical Technology have developed intelligent coatings that have been modified with silver nanoparticles (about 13 nm average diameter),” said Jayarajah. “Bioni Hygenic coatings are environmentally friendly, resistant to disinfectants, acid and solvents, permeable to water vapor, are non-flammable, possess excellent washability, have very good flow, are almost odorless, and come in a wide range of colors.”
In comparison to conventional coatings that employ volatile biocides, the anti-microbiological efficacy of the Bioni Hygenic coating is permanent, since the nano formula on which it is based consists of chemically stable constituents.
Frost & Sullivan’s Excellence in Research Award is given to a company that has carried out new research and has, in general, a strong commitment to research and development.
For further details, please visit: www.bioni.de