Bringing Copper-Powered Peace of Mind to Paints and Coatings
Corning® Guardiant® is a revolutionary technology that is changing the way we look at architectural coatings and the functionality they can offer in public and private spaces. Paint has always been a medium for transforming the look and feel of a space, but innovative new paint formulations can now introduce surface protection from viruses and bacteria as well.
Paints containing Corning Guardiant technology enable painted surfaces to kill 99.9% of bacteria and viruses in two hours or less, providing continuous, residual sanitizing activity that supplements traditional cleaning and disinfecting practices for up to five years. Guardiant-powered paints are ideal for use in commercial and residential spaces where additional barriers against bacteria and viruses are important, like healthcare, elder care, and childcare facilities as well as schools, gyms, offices, hotels, and homes.
Corning Guardiant is an additive for paints and coatings that applies the antimicrobial power of copper to painted surfaces. The antimicrobial properties of copper are well known and copper is commonly used in products such as pipes for drinking water, coins, cookware and jewelry. Guardiant technology packs the powerful antimicrobial properties of metallic copper into tiny glass ceramic particles, enabling antibacterial and antiviral surface protection across the broad spectrum of colors and textures we see in the coated surfaces that surround us.