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Coatings for Anti-Virus, Bacteria and Fungus Applications


SEAM is proud to be a sponsor of the ITSC 2021 Preview Virtual Session special event. Organised by the Thermal Spray Society of ASM International this global virtual event provided some 500 international participants a suite of great presentations and a taster of the forthcoming international ITSC event, scheduled for May 2021 in Quebec City, Canada.

Leading industry experts participated and presented in this important discussion regarding how thermal spray applications can be used to deposit antimicrobial compounds on different types of high-touch surfaces. This learning session included discussions around mechanisms of anti-bacterial or anti-viral behavior of coatings to help thermal spray researchers and fabricators with proper materials selection and processing. By applying these biocidal thermal spray coatings in large scale, the industry will potentially be able to support the effort to reduce the risk of propagation and transmission of viruses and bacteria in a variety of places (e.g., public transportation and hospitals); thereby protecting all of us.

Watch the complete suite of presentations for the ‘Coatings for Anti-Virus, Bacteria and Fungus Applications’ event.

Mr William Lenling
CTO, TST Engineered Coating Solutions (Vice President, ASM Thermal Spray Society, US)

Distinguished Professor Christopher Berndt
Director, SEAM, Swinburne University of Technology
Paper: Bio-engineering applications for thermal spray coatings: challenges and opportunities

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Watch the complete suite of presentations for the ‘Coatings for Anti-Virus, Bacteria and Fungus Applications’ event.


Dr Sergi Dosta
Technical Manager, Thermal Spray Center, Universitat de Barcelona, Spain
Paper: Different approaches for producing biocide coatings at CPT

Professor Hua Li
Ningbo Institute of Materials Technology and Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Paper: Thermal spray construction of nanostructured photocatalytic coatings for biocidal applications

Professor Javad Mostaghimi
Director, Centre for Advanced Coating Technologies, University of Toronto, Canada
Paper: Antibacterial copper coatings for frequently touched and heat sensitive surfaces

Professor Federico Rosei
Director, Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique, Université du Québec, Canada
Paper: Antibacterial coatings: challenges and opportunities



18 June 2020


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