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Powder Coating in the HealthCare Industry

Powder Coating in the Healthcare Industry

A Growing Powder Coating Market

The global powder coatings market, valued at over $11 billion in 2020, is expected to expand at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7.2% through 2028. The healthcare market is driving a significant portion of this growth.

Hospital beds, wheelchairs, carts, and other equipment that patients or staff come in contact with are susceptible to bacteria, viruses, and parasites. Powder coating can keep these surfaces clean and safe from harmful microbes. Because powder coating can be applied to a variety of materials including galvanized steel and aluminum it is often used for handrails lifts, trolleys, and other metal equipment that comes in contact with patients.

Apart from anti-microbial qualities, powder coating helps hospitals protect their equipment and facility infrastructure. Equipment represents a significant investment for any medical facility. Powder coating delivers a durable, long lasting protective coating that stands up to both harsh chemicals and the physical stress that can come with everyday use.

Why Powder Coating Works Best with Medical Equipment

From dentistry to surgery, hospitals and healthcare facilities are faced with a challenge related to patient outcomes. They must reduce the risk of contamination, but also create an environment that feels safe and welcoming for patients, staff, and visitors. Powder coating is a cost-effective, durable, and attractive coatings solution.

The antimicrobial powder coating process creates a solid barrier on a metal surface that inhibits the growth of pathogens, such as E. Coli, MRSA, and staph. Powder coating resists the type of cracks and scratches were microorganisms such as bacteria, viruses, fungi, mold and mildew often find a home and multiply.

This makes powder coating perfect for a healthcare environment where patients recovering from surgery or illnesses are more vulnerable to hospital-borne infections.

  • Powder coated surfaces are easily cleanable and help keep medical environments sterile.
  • Metal corrosion and rust present a safety risk to both patients and staff; powder coating resists corrosion and reduces the possibility of injury.
  • The durability and longevity of powder coating means that expensive gear and medical equipment can be kept in use longer without replacement.
  • Powder coating comes in a variety or colors and offers an aesthetically pleasing surface look and feel.

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Chemical, Thermal, and Electric Resistance

As far as harsh environments go, medical facilities present unique challenges, as keeping equipment sterile often involves repeated cleaning with harsh, anti-microbial cleansers and heating gear to sterilization temperatures.

Powder coating helps equipment endure both chemical and temperature stresses while maintaining a clean and professional appearance.

Electrical shock is another potential safety risk in medical facilities, but powder coating is electrically resistant. Powder coated medical gear does not contribute to these hazards, and may even save patients and staff from shock under the right circumstances.

Delivering Coating Excellence for over 28 Years!

At Great Dane Powder Coating, Inc., we have more than a quarter century of experience under our belts. We offer the benefits of a cutting-edge facility and high-end equipment for providing exceptional results.

At Great Dane Powder Coating, Inc., our powder coating specialists serve the needs of the automotive, motorcycle, and OEM parts industries.  We are trusted by fabrication facilities and manufactures across the country to deliver highly durable coatings on a wide variety of parts and components.

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