Molds and materials

Publication 1

During the establishment of different construction materials, various product grades can be superimposed. In this study, we worked with different materials (plasterboards and aluminum) where paint or wallpaper type coatings were deposited. Artificial contamination with molds were then carried out before incubation in optimal growth conditions for fungal growth.

 

The results of this study published in an international scientific journal with referees showed that materials interactions can lead to drastically modify the antimicrobial properties of each material. Indeed, an unprotected coating can, being deposited on a support with antimicrobial properties, be protected. This can be explained by the migration of protective molecules of the support to the coating. On the contrary, a carrier coating combination can become susceptible to the growth of mold even if one of the materials taken separately have fungicidal properties.

 

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