Each year healthcare-associated infections in Europe alone cost hospitals €7billion. Studies over the years have found that hospitals and healthcare facilities are infested with bacteria such as MRSA, E. coli and Staph, resulting in one in 25 patients being infected by one of these bacteria during their hospital stay. Not only are such infections extremely costly, but they are also a major cause of hospital deaths.
Help is at hand though, as one company unveils its solution in the form of…paint.
‘Sherwin Williams’ claims it’s product ‘Paint Sheild’ kills over 99.9% of these bacteria within two hours of touching the painted surface and also reduces the growth of common microbes.
Chris Connor of ‘Sherwin-Williams’ has claimed it as “One of the most significant technological breakthroughs in our nearly 150 year history of innovation”. “By killing infectious pathogens on painted surfaces, ‘Paint Shield’ is a game-changing advancement in coatings technology”.
According to the statement released from ‘Sherwin-Williams’, the paint can be used on “hard, non-porous ceilings, walls, doors, and trims” and is effective for up to four years.
The paint company also advises that the paint is safe to use in gyms, day care centres, schools, hotels, cruise ships and homes.
At Adamson Construction, we are looking forward to the release of this new interior paint in 2016 and will be a great new product to enhance our offering to our clients and ensure we are continuing to work with the latest technologies available.