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Antibacterial copper coating for handrails 1.5L Epoxy Kit

$264.25
SKU CC-15L-3
COPPERCOAT Antibacterial Copper Coating Epoxy is a groundbreaking solution designed to enhance the safety and cleanliness of handrails. It is crafted with 99% pure copper powder, devoid of cuprous oxide, and blended with a specialized zero-VOC, water-miscible epoxy resin. This 2 part copper powder and epoxy resin mixture establishes itself as the premier choice for antimicrobial protection for heavily used railings in common areas.

Key Features:

Pure Copper Construction: Each liter of resin is meticulously combined with 4.4 lbs of ultra-fine atomized copper powder, ensuring unparalleled antimicrobial efficacy. The absence of cuprous oxide guarantees optimal performance and longevity.

Zero VOC Formula: Our advanced epoxy resin formulation prioritizes environmental sustainability and indoor air quality. With zero volatile organic compounds (VOCs), COPPERCOAT provides a safe and eco-friendly solution for various applications.

Water Miscible Properties: Seamlessly integrating with water-based systems, COPPERCOAT offers versatile compatibility for effortless application and maintenance. Its water miscible nature enhances ease of use without compromising on antimicrobial potency.

Coppercoat is non-conductive as the copper is suspended in the epoxy mix.

Benefits:

Superior Antimicrobial Defense: COPPERCOAT establishes a robust barrier against harmful microbes and bacteria, contributing to a cleaner and safer environment.

Long-lasting Protection: With its durable copper composition and resilient epoxy matrix, COPPERCOAT ensures sustained antimicrobial performance, extending the lifespan of treated surfaces.

Enhanced Safety: Effectively reducing microbial contamination on handrails promotes hygiene and minimizes the risk of cross-contamination in high-traffic areas.

Applications:

Public Spaces: Ideal for use in transportation hubs, healthcare facilities, educational institutions, and commercial buildings to safeguard public health and well-being.

Residential Settings: It is suitable for residential properties, especially in high-touch areas such as staircases, balconies, and railings, to foster a hygienic living environment.

Hospitality Industry: Perfect for hotels, restaurants, and entertainment venues seeking to uphold cleanliness standards and prioritize guest safety.

COPPERCOAT Antibacterial Copper Coating Epoxy sets a new standard in antimicrobial protection, combining the natural potency of pure copper with advanced epoxy technology.

Coverage and Application: Each 1.5 Liter unit covers 50 square feet of surface with the recommended 3 application coats. 


Have questions about your application or how much is needed for your project? 
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SOLD IN A 1.5 LITER UNIT KIT KIT THAT INCLUDES PARTS A & B ALONG WITH COPPER POWDER.  NO RETURNS ON COPPERCOAT PRODUCTS.

PRODUCT SPECS

COPPER AS ANTIMICROBIAL COATING

SHIPPING TIME

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Note by default all Coppercoat orders ship from our Florida warehouse where a full stock of marine coating products are maintained.

Most orders ship out 2-3 business days following the order depending on stock levels. Delivery times shown on the shipping map are typical, though not guaranteed.  

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DIRECTIONS FOR USE AS MATERIALS PRESERVATIVE SURFACE COATING

Metal Surface Application

  • Steel: For application to steel surfaces in non-emersion service, make sure surface is clean and that no single part paints are on the surface; if so, remove them. The surface should be sanded with 40-60 grit sandpaper, remove all sanding dust before applying the Coppercoat Defense to the surface with a roller in 3 to 4 thin coats, wet-on-tacky, all in one day.
  • Stainless Steel: For application to stainless steel in non-emersion service, make sure the surface is clean and no single part paints are on the surface; if so, remove them. The surface needs to be sandblasted with black beauty or similar type of blast media, leaving a minimum of a 2-mil anchor profile. If you're unable to blast, use a MBX Bristol Blaster with SS tines, leaving a 2-mil anchor profile. Clean the surface before applying a tack-coat of Coppercoat epoxy without the copper, and then apply 3 to 4 coats of Coppercoat Defense to the surface we-on-tacky, all in the same day.
  • Aluminum: For application to aluminum in non-emersion service, make sure the surface is clean and no single part paints are on the surface; if so, remove them. The surface needs to be sanded with 40-60 grit sandpaper; remove all sanding dust before applying the Coppercoat resin without copper in a thin coat, then apply 3 or 4 thin coats of Coppercoat Defense, all in one day, wet-on-tacky.

Non-Metal Surface Application

  • Ceramics and Tile: For application to steel ceramic tile make sure the surface is clean and no single part paints are on the surface; if so, remove them. The surface needs to be sanded well with 40-60 grit sandpaper; rmove all the sanding dust before applying 3 or 4 thin coats all in one day, wet-on-tacky
  • Fiberglass and Plastic: For application to fiberglass and plastic make sure the surface is clean and no single part paints are on the surface; if so, remove them. The surface needs to be sanded well with 80 grit sandpaper and then remove all the sanding dust before applying 3 or 4 thin coats of Coppercoat Defense, wet-on-tacky, all in one day.
  • Wood: For application of wood the surface must be clean and free of any single part paint. Sand the surface with 80 grit sandpaper and remove all sanding dust before applying 3 to 4 thin coats of Coppercoat Defense, Wet-on-tacky, all in one day.
  • Wallboard: For application of wallboard the surface must be clean. The surface needs to be sanded well with an 80 grit sandpaper and then remove any remaning sanding dust before applying 3 to 4 thin coats of Coppercoat Defense on the surface, wet-on-tacky, all in one day.  

Environmental Conditions & Best Practices


Do not attempt to apply Coppercoat if the ambient or surface temperatures are below 48 degrees Fahrenheit. Also, with the epoxy being water miscible until cured, protect the surface of the new Coppercoat Defense from all moisture for 48 hours or it will wash away. 


The product should always be applied directly after mixing. Do not attempt to apply Coppercoat Defense by brush. For application by roller, 1/8th inch foam rollers for epoxy should be used (but not light duty carboard-backed foam rollers). This product can also be applied by conventional spray. 


Coppercoat Defense should be rolled on in four very thin coats. Second, third and fourth coats should be applied wet-on-tacky as soon as the previous coat allows - i.e. after approximately 30 minutes at 72 degrees Fahrenheit. To ensure a satisfactory chemical bond between coats, all the required coats should be applied consecutively in a single day. 

On many projects, by the time the first coat has been completed, the start point is cured enough to apply the second coat, so the application of the Coppercoat Defense Coating is continuous. The cure rate will be faster in warmer conditions and slower in cooler conditions; if the Coppercoat layer is still wet enough to come off on your finger or lifts when you roll on another coat, wait a little longer. 
If the area to be treated is too larger to be painted with all coats in one day by the workforce available, simply coat a manageable sized section - apply all the necessary coats to this section from start to finish in one day, before proceeding with a further section at a later date.

NOTE: Always apply Coppercoat Defense in very thin coats; do not apply a coat too thickly, as this will result in sagging and runs and a rough service 

Pot Life:

The average mixed pot life of Coppercoat Defense is 30 minutes at 80 degrees F. Never mix more product than can be easily applied within the time available. 

DISCLOSURES AND USE OF COPPERCOAT DEFENSE PRODUCT

It is a violation of Fedral Law to use this product in a manner inconsistent with its labeling. 

Coppercoat Defense Anti-bacterial is a roller applied or spray-on preservative and bacteriostatic agent which inhibits the growth of mold, mildew, fungus and bacteria that cause odor, discoloration, staining, deterioration or corrosion of the coated surfaces.

Coppercoat Defense Antibacterial also prevents slime mold accumulation on treated surfaces. It is a three-part system consisting of copper powder, a resin and a hardener applied on a surface and providing residual protections. Coppercoat can be used to protect any nonfood contact surface made of metal, ceramic, tile, fiberglass, plastic, wood and wallboard. 

THIS PRODUCT IS FOR NONFOOD CONTACT SURFACES ONLY.

NO PRODUCT TREATED WITH THIS PRODUCT MAY MAKE ANY PUBLIC HEALTH CLAIMS RELATING TO ANTIBACTERIAL ACTIVITY WITHOUT FIRST OBTAINING AN EPA REGISTRATION FOR THE PRODUCTS LISTED BELOW AGAINST FOOD BORNE OR DISEASE-CAUSING BACTERIA, VIRUSES, GERMS OR OTHER DISEASE-CAUSING ORGANISMS. 

Product manufactured by Coppercoat USA LLC EPA Registration #85396-1, EPA Establishment # 85968-GBR-001 85396-FL-001

NUMBER OF COATS

Two Coats (each coat 8-10 mils, 200-250 microns)

CERAMKOTE 426 MIXING INSTRUCTIONS:

Two (2) parts of Part A to one (1) part of Part B by volume

Two (2) parts of Part A to one (1) part of Part B by weight

CeRam-Kote 426 ceramic particles must be placed into full suspension with the resin prior to application.

CeRam-Kote 426 is packaged in two cans, Part A (resin and ceramics) and Part B (curing agent). Shake Part A (coating) with a Cyclone air-powered shaker or mix Part A until all ceramic powders are suspended in the resin. Time required to place ceramics into suspension varies according to temperature and length of material storage time. 

At 72°F (22.2°C), generally a four (4) to six (6) minute shake will place the ceramic powders into suspension. Regardless of time needed, shake all ceramic material into suspension prior to proceeding. Failure to properly mix will keep CeRam-Kote® 426 from performing or curing properly. Check the can to assure all solids are in suspension prior to proceeding to the mixing step.

Combine Part A (coating) and Part B (curing agent) and shake again until both parts are thoroughly mixed (when mixing quart cans only, pour Part A into Part B. Shaking time is temperature dependent, but a two (2) to four (4) minute shake at 72°F (22.2°C) should thoroughly mix the components. However, caution must be used to prevent heat buildup. No induction time is needed before application

CURE TIME

After thoroughly stirring CeRam-Kote® 426, strain it with a standard paint strainer and pour CeRamKote® 426 into the spray equipment. Apply a first pass of eight (8) to ten (10) mils (200-250 microns) WFT. At 72°F (22.2°C), 30-40 minutes is sufficient time for waiting for first pass to set. Apply a second pass of eight (8) to ten (10) mils (200- 250 microns) for a total DFT of sixteen (16) to twenty (20) mils (400-500 microns) DFT. 

Cure time is temperature dependent. Apply additional mils without incurring runs or sags if the finished product requires thicker coverage. Whenever possible, apply second coat in a cross-coat method.

SURFACE PREP

Bonding strength depends on proper preparation of the surface to be protected for long-term performance of the product. The substrate should be free of oil, grease and salt/chloride contamination. Specifications call for a white metal (NACE 1, SSPC-SP5, Swedish Standards SA-3) finish with a 1-2.5 mil (25-62.5 microns) anchor profile. Surface preparation should be no less than a near white (NACE 2, SSPC-SP10, Swedish Standards SA 2½) finish. 

Cleanliness is the most important step to produce a coated surface that will perform and last. Call CERAM-KOTE® COATINGS INCORPORATED for surface preparation recommendations of materials such as aluminum, brass, plastic, fiberglass and/or concrete.

THINNING:

Thinning of CeramKote 426 is not recommended

APPLICATION: 

Barrier Application

An airless sprayer with a minimum 33:1 ratio is recommened. The air source must be dry. Use reversible carbide tip with orifice size of 0.019-0.021 inches. If applying with roller, use short nap, such as 1/4” (.244 mm). Brush application is also an option.

After thoroughly stirring CeRam-Kote® 426, strain it with a standard paint strainer and pour CeRamKote® 426 into the spray equipment.

Apply a first pass of eight (8) to ten (10) mils (200-250 microns) WFT. At 72°F (22.2°C), 30-40 minutes is sufficient time for waiting for first pass to set. Apply a second pass of eight (8) to ten (10) mils (200- 250 microns) for a total DFT of sixteen (16) to twenty (20) mils (400-500 microns) DFT. Cure time is temperature dependent.

Apply additional mils without incurring runs or sags if the finished product requires thicker coverage. Whenever possible, apply second coat in a cross-coat method.

When using for potable water:

Max Use temperature = 23°C
Max Product Surface Area/Water Volume Application, cm2 /L = 67.7 For use with 200 gallon tanks or greater and pipe diameter of 24” or greater, not exceeding a surface area to volume ratio of 67.7 cm2 /L

Climate:

Use CeRam-Kote 426 only if the substrate temperature and ambient air temperature is above 40°F (4.4°C). No coating should be permitted when substrate is wet from rain or dew, when surfaces are less than five degrees Fahrenheit (three degrees Celsius) above the dew point and holding or when relative humidity is greater than 85%. Moisture will inhibit the catalyst reaction and CeRam-Kote® 426 will not cure or perform properly.

Holiday Detection:

This product is classified as a thin-film coating and should be tested for defects and holidays using a high voltage holiday detector.

Repairs:

If application of the coating is less than seventy-two (72) hours old and has not been exposed to contamination, repair by wiping with Acetone or MEK and then re-apply CeRam-Kote 426. If contaminated or more than 72 hours old, first sand with appropriate grit sandpaper, then repeat repair process.

Cleanup:

Purge and clean spray equipment within thirty (30) minutes of the final spray. Flush equipment with Acetone or MEK until solvent sprays clear. Disassemble and clean equipment to manufacturer’s recommendations. Material left in spray equipment will solidify and damage equipment. Use precautionary measure applicable to any catalyzed material.

Cleanup:

See individual product label for safety and health data. A Material Safety Data Sheet is available upon request.

Revised 2.12.19

STORAGE & SHELF LIFE

An airless sprayer with a minimum 33:1 ratio is recommened. The air source must be dry. Use reversible carbide tip with orifice size of 0.019-0.021 inches. If applying with roller, use short nap, such as 1/4” (.244 mm). Brush application is also an option.

An airless sprayer with a minimum 33:1 ratio is recommened. The air source must be dry. Use reversible carbide tip with orifice size of 0.019-0.021 inches. If applying with roller, use short nap, such as 1/4” (.244 mm). Brush application is also an option.

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