Charlotte-based KiON Specialty Polymers (a business of Clariant in the U.S.) recently presented its novel G-Shield™ Anti-Graffiti coating system at the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) Rail Conference Product Showcase (June 16, Chicago). As per the US government sources, the problem of graffiti paints on public transportation, vehicles and buildings cost a massive US$12 billion per annum in cleanup and repair. G-Shield coatings are low-VOC and do not affect the characteristics or appearance of the coated and metallic surfaces on which they are applied in micron-thin layers.
The company claims surfaces coated with GShield ensures a protective coating not allowing paints and sprays adhere to the surface. The paints and colors can be erased by just spraying a standard cleaning agent on the GShield protected surface. The G-Shield™ Anti-Graffiti coating system can applied on public transports, facades, shutters, bridges, public restrooms, and other properties alike. KiON Specialty Polymers ?a world leader in silazane polymer technology? specializes in developing and manufacturing polysilazane, polyureasilazane and polysiloxazane intermediates for coatings, composites, adhesives, electronics and ceramics.