LapisShield Water-Based Antimicrobial Coating

Aug. 11, 2023
Microban International's water-based coating inhibits bacterial growth and prevents the growth of mold and mildew, helping to protect treated surfaces.

LapisShield is a novel, non-heavy-metal technology designed to integrate antimicrobial functionality into any water-based coating formulation. This broad-spectrum antimicrobial technology is proven to inhibit bacterial growth by up to 99.99%, and prevents the growth of mold and mildew, helping to protect treated surfaces from various sources of microbial degradation.


Manufacturers can enhance their coatings with the power of product protection against the detrimental effects of microbes—including stains, odors, and premature degradation—extending the lifetime of coated products. LapisShield optimizes processing and manufacturing requirements. It also allows coating batches to be stored for future use, preventing unnecessary waste and optimizing resources for more sustainable coatings manufacturing.


LapisShield is compatible with thin coating systems and offers enhanced UV stability, limiting impacts on the optical properties of water-based coatings, and making them ideal for transparent glass or plastic applications. LapisShield is available to water-based coating manufacturers across the world to help prevent the growth of bacteria, mold, and mildew on a variety of substrates, including glass, metal, wood, and plastics.

  • Clear and UV stable
  • Easy to incorporate, mix, and disperse
  • Stability after incorporation
  • Heavy-metal-free
  • Works with polymers, glass, and metal
  • Delivers 24/7 protection against microbial growth, including mold and mildew
  • Broad Spectrum