How Antimicrobial Technology works

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As a total antimicrobial solutions supplier you can be assured that whatever your application, we will have an antimicrobial additive to suit your needs. 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.

How antimicrobial technology works

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:

Protein 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.

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

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

DNA interference: The genetic material of the bacteria is disrupted, ultimately stopping the bacteria from being able to replicate by blocking the copying of their genetic material.

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