EPA registered Anti-Viral and Anti-Bacterial* Paint
PPG Copper Armor is an innovative interior coating that uses Corning® Guardiant® copper technology to continuously kill viruses and bacteria^ on the painted surface within 2 hours of exposure for up to 5 years. This premium paint provides an extra layer of protection for commercial spaces and homes alike. Copper Armor leverages copper, a naturally-occurring element, to help keep interior surfaces clean from disease-causing agents including Staph, MRSA, E Coli and Sars CoV-2.
Our EPA Journey
Copper Armor™ received national EPA registration on October 4, 2021. The next step is to work with each state to receive EPA registration at the state level. To the left is a map showcasing our progress. Once a state has registered Copper Armor, it will become dark blue. We will keep this map up to date as we move through the state registrations.
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PPG Copper Armor FEATURES & BENEFITS
Kills 99.% of viruses and bacteria within 2 hours of exposure*
Continuously kills viruses and bacteria on the painted surface within 2 hours of exposure for up to 5 years^
Has not shown evidence of contributing to microbial resistance
Provides a mold & mildew resistant coating
Provides excellent durability and hide
Low Odor/Zero VOC†
*Kills 99.9% of bacteria Staphylococcus aureus (Staph), Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Enterococcus faecium, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Acinetobacter baumanii, Enterobacter aerogenes, Methicillin-resistant Staphylocuccus aureus (MRSA), Vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE), Escherichia Coli (E. coli), and Salmonella, and viruses Feline Calicivirus and SARS CoV-2 within 2 hours of exposure to paint surfaces.
^ Effective for up to 5 years based on test method “Protocol for the Evaluation of Bactericidal Activity of Antimicrobial Coated Surfaces” (MRID 51062601) as long as the integrity of the surface is maintained and is part of a comprehensive infection control and hygiene program. Cleaning agents typically used to maintain painted surfaces are permissible including multi-purpose, bleach, and peroxide cleaners. Quaternary ammonium (quats) disinfectants should be avoided.
† Colorants added to this base paint may increase VOC level significantly depending of color choice.
PPG is proud to collaborate with Corning to create Copper Armor with Guardiant copper ion technology. This antimicrobial additive is a key ingredient in Copper Armor that enables it to effectively fight viruses and bacteria. To learn more about Corning Guardiant, visit Corning® Guardiant® | Antimicrobial Additive for Paint and Surface Coatings | Corning
Provides an extra layer of protection against harmful viruses and bacteria for patients, doctors, nurses and staff throughout a hospital
Uses: Patient rooms, hallways, common areas, bathrooms
Provides an extra layer of protection for students, teachers, and administrators in K-12 and secondary education facilities
Uses: Classrooms, hallways, locker rooms, bathrooms, cafeterias
Helps protect residents and staff from harmful bacteria and viruses
Uses: Resident rooms, common areas, bathrooms, hallways
Provides an extra layer of protection for guests and staff in the hospitality segment where guests are frequently coming and going
Uses: Hotel rooms, lobbies, hallways, common areas, gyms
Provides and extra layer of protection for residents and staff against harmful viruses and bacteria
Uses: Bedrooms, bathrooms, kitchens, hallways, living spaces, common areas
Helps protect customers and employees from harmful bacteria and viruses that can exist in the office and retail environments
Uses: Lobbies, bathrooms, fitting rooms, hallways, common areas
Provides an extra layer of protection against common germs in the home
Uses: Bedrooms, bathrooms, kitchens, hallways, living areas