Press Release

The newest VYNGUARD® formulation from APV Engineered Coatings has been recognized by the coatings industry in the inaugural PaintSquare Prestige Award as the Top Product winner in the award program’s Specialty Function Coatings category.

VYNGUARD® Polycarbonate Anti-Microbial, launched to OEMs in June, is a factory-applied coating technology designed to resist degradation caused by gram-negative and positive bacteria on coating flexible vinyl and PVC surfaces. The top finish is engineered extend the aesthetics and service life of vinyl products by protecting the substrate from developing mildew, mold, bacteria and pink staining. It also has exceptional UV protection and a soft hand-feel. VYNGUARD® Polycarbonate Anti-Microbial is ideal for use in high-end wall coverings, mass transit seating, marine upholstery and fabrics, as well as flexible vinyl decking.

The PaintSquare Prestige Awards honor the people and products that make the protective, marine and industrial coatings industry work. PaintSquare’s readers chose the winners in each product category based on the products’ day-to-day utility in the field and/or shop. Award winners represent both innovative developments and tried-and-true products industry professional can’t live without.

“We congratulate APV Engineered Coatings and its VYNGUARD® brand for being selected by our readers as a product that adds value to the industry,” said Pamela Simmons, Editor-in-Chief, PaintSquare Press.

“We are honored that the innovation behind VYNGUARD® Polycarbonate Anti-Microbial has been recognized by coatings industry professionals,” said Erin Brown-Neff, Director of Marketing & Business Development, APV Engineered Coatings. “We originally engineered the new formula to meet the needs of a manufacturer of outdoor PVC printed vinyl decking. Now, we’re extending it into indoor applications where moisture, dirt, staining and bacterial contamination are common concerns.”

About APV Engineered Coatings

Founded in 1878, APV Engineered Coatings custom formulates and manufactures industrial coatings and advanced chemical products in Akron, Ohio. APV is a partner for some of the world’s top-producing manufacturers due to its expertise in chemical and coating composition, the commercialization of advanced materials and large-scale production. The company’s innovative solutions have been integrated into a variety of industries for unique applications. Product offerings range from adhesives and release agents, to crayons and inspection marking tools, to water-based industrial inks and high-performance coatings. For more information, call 800-772-3452 or visit or Follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook by searching APV Engineered Coatings, using the handle @APVcoatings, or following #vynguard.