Canadian Manufacturing

Ceylon Graphite files patent for newly developed surface coating material

The Biocidal Nanocomposite material was developed by Ceylon Graphite’s technical team of Drs Bohm, who recently joined Ceylon Graphite.

March 8, 2021  by CM Staff

VANCOUVER — Ceylon Graphite Corp. announces that it has developed a Biocidal Nanocomposite material which will be used as a multi purpose biocidal coating multiple material. In relation to the development of this product, Ceylon Graphite has filed a patent application (Number 2102984.8) in Great Britain on March 3, 2021.

The Biocidal Nanocomposite material was developed by Ceylon Graphite’s technical team of Drs Bohm, who recently joined Ceylon Graphite. The Company’s Biocidal Nanocomposite material will utilize its high-grade graphite. The material has been designed to combat the transmission of a wide array of pathogens to humans via contaminated surfaces such as touchscreens, door handles, workstations, etc.

The COVID-19 pandemic has shown that the current disinfection methods used are only effective momentarily and are therefore impractical and unsustainable. Ceylon Graphite believes that bio active coatings provide a better and more viable solution for the continuous decontamination of hard surfaces. The necessity of having continuous effective and efficient contact killing technology is essential and Ceylon Graphite’s product purports to meet all known global standards for such a product.

Ceylon Graphite’s Technical Director, Dr. Mallika Bohm, stated, “According to Global Market Insights, the total antimicrobial coating market exceeded $3.2 billion globally in 2019 and is estimated to grow at more than 10.4% CAGR between 2020 and 2026. The uniqueness of Ceylon Graphite’s antimicrobial nanocomposite is its versatility. We can tailor this newly developed product to be added to a vast range of surface coating systems based on organic resins or inorganic hybrid binders. A number of systems have already been tested and have achieved excellent results. We have received interest in our nanocomposite from specialised coating manufacturers and we are excited to explore the market opportunities further.”

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