Microbial contamination at every stage of the supply chain

Microbial contamination in paints and coatings can occur at any stage of the supply chain. Raw materials may be contaminated at the source before delivery, and further contamination risks exist during storage, manufacturing, and packaging. While manufacturers use biocides to combat contamination, their use is limited by regulations due to their potentially harmful effects on the environment and human health. Additionally, there is always a chance of microbial regrowth even after biocide treatment.

Compliance with regulations such as the Biocidal Products Regulation (BPR) is essential, as biocide types and dosages vary across different markets and formulations. The industry trend towards reducing biocide use underscores the growing emphasis on robust microbial control practices. By implementing comprehensive testing and monitoring solutions, manufacturers can mitigate risks associated with contamination, safeguarding both their products and reputations, and only use biocides when it is critical to do so.

Microbial contamination in Paints and Coatings
2nd Generation ATP technology

A perfect risk-assessment tool

Unlike other testing methods prevalent in the industry, which are either fast or accurate, our 2nd Generation ATP offers both: rapid results and a true total measurement of microorganisms present in the paints and coatings.


  • Detect contamination before products are shipped.
  • Enhance quality control processes with reliable data to identify patterns and predict potential contamination issues.
  • Support compliance with environmental regulations and reduce costs by reducing biocide applications.
  • Streamlined, easy-to-learn testing process.
Microbial contamination testing

State-of-the-art plant hygiene

Maintaining the quality of raw materials in the paints and coatings manufacturing process is vital to prevent microbial contamination. LuminUltra’s Quench-Gone Aqueous (QGA) Test Kit provides immediate detection of microbial growth in raw materials, such as water. Additionally, the Deposit & Surface Analysis (DSA) Test Kit guarantees exceptional equipment and plant hygiene, ensuring superior production standards.

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