19 January 2022

NLMK Group, a global steel company, has developed a new product: steel with antibacterial coating. It protects the metal’s surface from hazardous microorganisms and can be used effectively in medical and other facilities with strict requirements to cleanliness and safety.

The steel’s coating is based on compounds of copper and silver ions, which destroy the cell membrane of bacteria and fungi upon contact. This enables a 100% reduction of bacteria on the steel surface. The ions are injected directly into the coating material, making the product more resistant to mechanical impact and preserving the antibacterial effect for decades.

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