How Antimicrobial Technology works

As a total antimicrobial solutions supplier you can be assured that whatever your application we have an additive to suit your needs, and adding BioCote protection to your product could not be easier. It is what we have been doing for over 20 years and why we are the supplier of choice to market leading companies around the world.

Simply put, introduced during the manufacturing process our antimicrobial additives exert, by either chemical or mechanical means, a negative effect on any contaminating microbe causing them to die.

So how exactly does this happen?

Products protected by BioCote antimicrobial technology will negatively affect bacteria that contaminate the surface through:

icon_proteinProtein damage: Proteins are essential for the biological systems of life, any damage to these components causes the failure of essential functions such as energy production.

icon_damageCell membrane damage: By disrupting the microbes membrane, the structural integrity of the microbe is compromised, which can cause essential nutrients to leak out and catastrophic structural failure.

icon_damage_02Oxidative damage: Antimicrobials can cause increased levels of reactive oxygen species, which can cause damage to the internal systems of the microbe.


DNA interference: The genetic material of the bacteria is disrupted. Stopping the bacteria being able to replicate by blocking the copying of their genetic material, preventing reproduction.

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