Biocide Paint Additive


Retrace Group Limited

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Expiration date:

August 04, 2021 - August 03, 2022

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Product Information

Retrace-AV can be added to any water-borne paint or varnish to transform it into a highly effective anti-pathogenic coating. It works within minutes and remains active for up to 10 years. It has been tested for efficacy against bacteria, enveloped, and non-enveloped viruses.

The patented Retrace technology also enables coated products to be scanned in-situ and independently verified for traceable authenticity and certifiable levels of performance.

For more information, please visit retrace.av 

* This information was provided by Retrace Group Limited and may contain additional information outside the scope of this Claim Verification.

Applicable To:

Retrace-AV Version 1.0

Marketing Claim Verified by UL

99.99% effective within 30 minutes when contact tested with SARS- Cov-2, the COVID- 19 virus

Verification Method

Testing was performed according to ISO 21702:2019, "Measurement of antiviral activity on plastics and other non-porous surfaces". The virucidal efficacy of the test surface treated with Retrace AV containing emulsion paint was compared with that of the control untreated surface. The SARS-Cov-2 virus was inoculated onto the test and control surface and incubated for 30 minutes and 60 minutes. Following timed exposure, the virus was eluted from the test and control surfaces and plated onto susceptible cells. Log10 reductions were determined following timed exposure. Three replicated of test and control were performed and viral titers were determined using a TCID 50 calculation.

About the Company

Retrace Group is a true innovator: engaged in redefining the authentication of surfaces and manufacturing materials to better protect the places in which we all work and live. Through a combination of rigorous R&D and the application of deep scientific expertise, underpinned at every stage by internationally recognised testing, we create products that greatly enhance the health and safety of a myriad of built environments, and the traceability and authentication of manufacturing materials. To ensure our focus remains on the fresh thinking, applied science and technological innovations behind our products, we enter into relationships with world leading companies to manufacture, distribute and to take our products to market in countries around the world. To learn more, visit

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