Performance Coatings International (PCI) announced the availability of anti-microbial and scratch-resistant coatings,specifically formulated for computer keyboards, laptops, mobile devices and other personal technology systems. Vueguard 901 AG5-HP is a line of UV curable coatings that enhance the scratch resistance, microbial resistance, wearability, and anti-glare properties of plastic keyboards and enclosures.
The low-gloss coatingsprovide 100% adhesion on polycarbonate, PMMA, ABS, and other popularpolymeric substrates. Vueguard 901 AG5-HP can be applied via spray, roll,or flow coating and is custom formulated for a textured or soft feelkeyboard. In ABS wear resistance felt tests with a 200 gram load, Vueguard provideswear resistance greater than 300,000 cycles with no visible scratches.
Inantimicrobial tests under JIS Z 2801 protocol using Escherichia coli andStaphylococcus aureus, the coatings provide 5.4 times greater resistancethan uncoated materials.