Peerless Plastics & Coatings celebrates winning a plastics industry award for its MicroGuard Anti-Microbial Range protective and hard coatings, winning the Materials Innovation Award 2021.
The 2021 Plastics Industry Awards winners were announced Thursday, December 2 by comedian Simon Evans at a black-tie gala evening, broadcast live from the Waldorf Hilton in London.
In announcing the Materials Innovation Award, the judges praised the MicroGuard Anti-Microbial project “as an exceptional development element for a demanding application. With eight finalists, it was one of the most important and contested categories.
Peter Llewellyn-Stamp, Managing Director, said: “We are very happy to have won this national award and to be recognized by the industry. This award belongs to everyone at Peerless Plastics & Coatings and I am very proud of our team who have worked extremely hard over the past two years, serving our customers in many areas of the industry.
âWithin this MicroGuard Anti-Microbial line, we now have an Optically Clear hard coating, as well as a Matt hard coating and specialized anti-fog / antimicrobial coating. Having formulated this range of coatings and proven to perform against a variety of bacteria and viruses, we have developed new applications and worked with clients in the UK and Europe on a wide range of projects where superior surface performance are required. Some of the antimicrobial products launched in the past 18 months include anti-fog helmet visors for PPE and police, mouth covers for anti-fog respirators, COVID screens, desk / table covers and wall coverings. .
âIn addition to antimicrobial properties, our coatings make plastics more durable by improving surface hardness and chemical resistance, allowing plastic products to withstand daily wear and tear and cleaning regimes, extending their useful life. “
Launched in 2001 and held annually in London, the Plastics Industry Awards aim to reward innovation and exceptional performance in an increasingly competitive market. Sixteen categories cover material use, product design, manufacturing, training and environmental performance, and entries are judged by a panel of industry experts.