Plastics and Polymers

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Antimicrobial Additives for Plastics and Polymers

The versatile nature of plastic means that this material is used to manufacture an increasingly diverse variety of products used in an ever increasing number of environments. Whilst plastic may be easy clean it is no less susceptible to colonisation by microbes such as bacteria and mould, which can present hygiene concerns and negatively impact the functional lifetime of a product.

BioCote® is able to provide antimicrobial additives for plastics and polymers of all types, including ABS, PVC, TPU, PE, HIPS, PMMA and Silicone. Formulated to deliver optimum antimicrobial performance and only released for sale having been through our externally accredited quality control process, we hold a stock of antimicrobial additives in a variety of formulations to suit your moulding or extrusion process and performance requirements.

When manufactured into a product, our antimicrobial additives make plastic surfaces inhospitable to pathogenic microorganisms and will inhibit the growth of bacteria and mould by up to 99.99%. Our silver ion antimicrobial additive in particular will not affect the colour or clarity of your plastic, leaving you with a product that is not only more hygienic but also aesthetically pleasing.

High quality actives at low addition rates means that you will benefit from both superior antimicrobial performance against a wide variety of microbes and a differentiated product range with an extended functional lifetime that doesn’t break the bank.

Plastic products containing BioCote® antimicrobial additives are currently used and trusted by millions of people around the world in some of the most testing environments. Products protected with BioCote® Technology include medical breathing devices, soap dispensers and food containers to name but a few.

If you would like to speak to a member of the BioCote® team about making your plastics and polymers antimicrobial, submit a contact form or call us on +44 (0)2477 712 489. Alternatively, use our intuitive widget to see which antimicrobial additive we would recommend for your material type.

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