Air Techniques, a manufacturer of dental equipment, has introduced a patented 'Antimicrobial Coating' to its complete line of AirStar Dental Compressors.

AirStar’s main compressor tank is internally coated with antimicrobial material, inhibiting the growth and transmission of harmful bacteria.

The patented, silver-based powder coating uses environmentally sustainable silver ions that work 24/7 to protect against bacterial cell functions, by disrupting and prohibiting their growth and reproduction.

Air Techniques said that it utilises the latest technology to create a uniform, total surface covering, ultra-thin internal lining, preserving the health of patients and protecting instruments and handheld equipment from oxidation.

Air Techniques product manager Jay Ramachandran said that with an internally-coated antimicrobial tank, AirStar delivers consistently safe, reliable and dry air assuring peace of mind for dentists and patients.