Anti-microbial specialist BioCote Ltd has strengthened its links with the coating industry, having joined the British Coatings Federation (BCF).

The BCF is the sole trade association representing the interests of the decorative, industrial, powder, printing ink and wallcovering industry.

BioCote® additives can be used in paints, inks, wallpaper and general coatings to create hygienic products that are a permanent protection against superbugs such as MRSA, E.Coli and other microorganisms.

Commenting on BioCote’s membership Graham Harvey, the company’s Commercial Director, said: “Joining the BCF will ensure we can work closely with coating and wallcovering manufacturers that are looking to offer antimicrobial products to their customers.

“Protection against bacteria, mould and viruses is becoming increasingly more important within a wide range of settings, both commercial and domestic. Therefore, offering coatings and wallcoverings with an antimicrobial additive to kill germs on contact is an attractive concept for those who want to create a healthy environment.”

For more information on BioCote® visit or call 01902 824 450.

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