Frequently asked questions

What is Sureshield?

Sureshield is a series of treatments for virtually any material that provide built-in antimicrobial and antifingerprint protection. Available in clear or any color (solid or transparent), Sureshield is fully customizable, easy to clean, and can be seamlessly integrated into most existing manufacturing process. Sureshield comes in the form of liquid coatings, powder coatings, treated pellets, compounds, and more.

How much does it cost?

A precise cost will depend on many factors, including solution type, treatment level, and application method. In general, Sureshield will add a minimal, affordable cost to your products, and in some cases may even save money by eliminating the need for other treatments.

How does it work?

Built-in antimicrobial protection

When microorganisms appear on the surface of the treated material, antimicrobial compounds make contact with them and disrupt the microorganisms' attempts to live and remain comfortable. Instead of continuing to grow, the microorganisms will not grow, and after a short period of time, the microorganisms can no longer be measured by standard laboratory equipment.

Built-in antifingerprint protection

Our proprietary coatings technology helps hide fingerprints on the surface while also making the surface easy to clean.

How quickly does antimicrobial activity take place?

Sureshield's antimicrobial properties are activated upon application. Test results show that the treated materials will suppress the growth of microbes within minutes and significantly reduce them within 24 hours.

How long will it last?

Sureshield is designed to last the life of the product it is applied to so long as it is not physically or chemically abraded.

Why should I use Sureshield?

Sureshield promotes freshness by attacking the very source of a universal problem: odor and stain-causing bacteria, molds, mildews, and fungi on the treated material. This long-lasting treatment is used in many ways to enhance product performance and address consumer concerns on matters of environmental freshness. Sureshield reduces the appearance of fingerprints on the coating and is easier to clean while providing a more alluring look.

Where is Sureshield available?

Sureshield is available around the world.

How do I use Sureshield?

Sureshield is easy to implement into existing manufacturing processes. The application method depends upon the materials you want to treat. Check out the application methods available.

Is Sureshield safe?

Yes. The coatings contain no heavy metals and have low or no volatile organic compounds (VOC's). The antimicrobial compounds used in Sureshield are registered for use with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and other similar regulatory agencies around the world. While proper handling precautions should always be taken for materials prior to application, Sureshield is safe for consumer and industrial use.

Who uses Sureshield?

Sureshield is used by leading manufacturers around the world and across numerous industries. From name-brand companies to the most innovative up-and-comers, Sureshield Coatings Company serves some of the world's largest public companies as well as some of the fastest-growing small and medium-sized businesses.

Can I use Sureshield at home?

Sureshield is designed to be applied by manufacturers. While there is no consumer-applied version of Sureshield, many consumer goods are available with Sureshield built in.

What makes Sureshield so unique?

Sureshield is unique in many ways. With the most comprehensive portfolio of built-in antifingerprint and antimicrobial solutions for virtually any material, Sureshield combines many functions into a single easy-to-use solution. Providing significant value to both manufacturers and end users, Sureshield is incredibly affordable, readily available, and fully customizable.

What colors can Sureshield be?


Sureshield coatings can be clear or any color (solid, transparent, or metallic). For more information, check out the colors and finishes page.

Treated pellets

For treated pellets, Sureshield can be colorless, tinted, or any color.

Can Sureshield work with... ?

Sureshield is available to treat virtually any material and work in most existing manufacturing processes. To learn more about what Sureshield can work with, check out the materials page.

What if someone else manufactures my product for me?

No problem. In fact, many of our customers use outside manufacturers to either build and/ or assemble their products for them. We can work directly with your suppliers, even if they are located in another part of the world. We will work with you to define the exact finish you want and work with your suppliers to ensure optimal application.

Does Sureshield produce resistant strains of bacteria?

For over 50 years, the antimicrobial compounds used in Sureshield have never harbored resistant strains of bacteria or other microorganisms.

What testing do you do to ensure your products work?

Sureshield runs an exhaustive testing protocol on everything made. From efficacy testing to physical and aesthetic testing, Sureshield runs JIS, ISO, ASTM, and other industry standard tests. We also work closely with customers to run customized tests as well. For more information, check out our testing overview.

How do I get in touch with Sureshield?

All of our contact information can be found on our contact page.