Antimicrobial Epoxy Coating System – Protect Against Bacteria Mold Fungi – Silver Bullet AM™
Silver Bullet AM™ with Agion® Technology is a high gloss, high durability water based epoxy that contains a broad spectrum antimicrobial agent. Once applied, it has the ability to protect the coating surface from a broad spectrum of bacteria, fungi, mold, mildew, and algae. Silver Bullet AM works by disrupting the reproduction and inhibiting metabolism of microbial cells. Silver Bullet AM is for interior applications only. VOC compliant (171g/l or 1.45 # per gallon).
Applications for Antimicrobial Paint Coatings:
Food Industry :
Increased emphasis on food safety creates the need for enhanced measures to reduce bacterial presence in the processing arena.
Burke’s Silver Bullet Solution:
To address industry needs for effective protective coatings, Burke Industrial Coatings has developed an ultra high-performance coating system. The product identified as Silver Bullet AM® inhibits the growth of a broad spectrum of bacteria, mold, and fungi in addition to providing long-term protection against severe wash chemicals. Highly durable and corrosion-resistant, Silver Bullet’s active ingredient is its namesake: silver, a safe and natural antimicrobial with proven success in food processing applications. A highly durable coating, Silver Bullet can be applied to plant equipment, walls, ceilings and other appropriate surfaces to reduce microbiological contamination and propagation.
How Silver Bullet AM Antimicrobial coating works:
Because it is an inorganic antimicrobial, silver has been able to address many of the issues associated with its organic counterparts that have been developed over the years. These include thermal stability, environmental compatibility, effective life expectancy, and bacterial resistance. Silver inhibits reproduction, interrupts metabolism, and disrupts cell wall functions of many molds, yeasts, and bacteria. Harnessing the power of silver in its ionic form, Silver Bullet’s antimicrobial compound has been proven to provide microbial efficacy within hours, and able to maintain optimal performance for years. A compound of elemental silver, Silver Bullet’s antimicrobial additive uses a zeolite carrier that allows a controlled and effective release of the silver ions. The controlled release of silver and copper ions results in a long-lasting, on- demand, an antimicrobial effect on bacteria and suppresses future contamination. Silver’s stable ion exchange process represents a significant improvement over standard organic antimicrobials that dissipate rapidly.
How Silver Bullet AM™ is a Safe an Effective Antimicrobial Coating:
Rigorous laboratory studies subjecting Silver Bullet-coated equipment through intense test conditions prove that the coatings can withstand a wide array of chemical and temperature extremes. Independent tests show that even under severe conditions, Silver Bullet AM™ continues to provide a significant reduction in various types of bacteria commonly associated with food spoilage and contamination.
Why Burke’s Antimicrobial Paint Coatings?
Burke Industrial Coatings has more than 50 years of leadership in industrial coating technology and more than 25 years innovation in manufacturing coatings for the food processing industry. Our ultra-high performance coatings have a track record for long life in severe environments.
Silver Bullet AM is available in Clear, Black, and White
Required Curing Agent: 16-CURE; mixing ratio (2) parts “A” + (1) part “B” by volume
Recommended Primers: Usually used over a stainless steel middle-coat. Steel Plus Epoxy Primer or Prime Solution 5250 Red/5253 Gray
Surface Preparation Silver Bullet AM™ Antimicrobial Coating:
Required on all metal or old coatings: Remove all dirt, grease, oil, salt and chemical contaminants by washing the surface with BC-4000 cleaner or other suitable cleaners. Thoroughly cured old coatings or new smooth metal may require scuff sanding for maximum adhesion.
Moderate Exposure: Abrasive blast the surface to SSPC-SP-6 commercial blast before priming.
Severe Exposure: Abrasive blast the surface to SSPC-SP-10 near white blast before priming.
How to Apply Silver Bullet Antimicrobial Epoxy Paints:
Apply only when air and surface temperatures are between 50oF and 100oF and surface temperature is at least 5oF above the dew point.
Thinning Silver Bullet Antimicrobial Epoxy Coating:
Using Roller or a Brush: Use as mixed. Dilute with water as needed.
Using an Air Atomized Sprayer: Dilute up to 5-10% with water if needed.
Using an Airless Sprayer: Normally, no dilution needed.
Steel Plus CE Clean Up: Use soap and water
Recommended Equipment to Use when Applying Antimicrobial Epoxy Coating:
Filter: Use 100 mesh stainless steel screen or nylon bag when needed
Brush: Use a quality synthetic bristle brush
Roller: Use quality roller cover
Air Atomized Sprayer: Please follow the equipment manufacturers nozzle and needle selection recommendation for use with medium viscosity paints. Spray at 45-60 psi.
Airless Sprayer: 1800-2400 psi with 0.011-0.013 tip
Hot Spraying Temperature: 120F
Specifications of Antimicrobial Epoxy Paint:
Weight Per Gallon: 8.77 Lbs
Solids by Weight: 28.55%
Solids by Volume: 24.54% (part “A” alone), 31.66% (part “A” & “B” combined)
Recommended DFT: 2.5 mils.
WFT to Achieve DFT: 8.0 mils.
Induction Time: None
Theoretical Coverage: @1 MIL DFT 506 sq. ft./gal
Actual Coverage ar recommended DFT: 202 sq. ft./gal
Dry Time @77F and50% Humidity:
Tack Free: 20-60 minutes
Handle: 2-4 hour
Recoat: 1 hour after dry to touch
Full Cure: 7 days (drying can be accelerated)
Pot Life: 2 hours (mix just enough paint to use up in 2 hours)
Heat Resistant when fully cured: 300F
Shelf Life: 1 year
Important Safety Information for Antimicrobial Epoxy Paint Coating:
VOC: 181 g/L or 1.51 Lbs/gal (part “A” & “B” combined)
Flash Point: N/A
Warning: California Prop. 65 warning: Detectable amounts of chemicals known to the state of California to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm, may be found in this product or its vapors. For specific information refer to the Safety Data Sheet(SDS).
*** FOR INDUSTRIAL USE ONLY. KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN. ***
Please Note: This product needs a curing agent. Minimum order is 3 Gallon kit: Kit includes - 2-Gallons of (component A - antimicrobial) and 1-Gallon of (component B - of curing agent). If you order 5-Gallon pail you will need Qty. (2) 5-Gallons of (component A - antimicrobial) and (1) 5-Gallon (component B - of curing agent). Ratios must always be (2) parts component A to (1) part component B