Patent Number: 6,168,869

Title: Anti-microbial aluminum product and method for producing the same

Abstract: The present invention relates to an improvement in an anodic aluminum oxide coating on which microbials are easy to adhere and propagate, for constantly keeping it clean. The present invention provides an anti-microbial aluminum product comprising: a porous oxide coating covering the surface of the aluminum core for the product and an inorganic bacteria controlling ingredient being carried in the micropores of the oxide coating. The anodic oxide coating is preferably sealed.

Inventors: Tomioka; Toshikazu (Ibaraki, JP), Yoshida; Akihiko (Hirakata, JP)

Assignee: Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.

International Classification: A01N 43/72 (20060101); A01N 43/78 (20060101); A01N 57/20 (20060101); A01N 57/00 (20060101); A01N 59/16 (20060101); C25D 11/18 (20060101); C25D 11/24 (20060101); B32B 009/00 (); A01N 059/00 (); C25D 011/04 (); B05D 001/18 ()

Expiration Date: 01/02/2018