What is Antimicrobial Technology

Antimicrobial Technology

What is antimicrobial technology?

Antimicrobial technology describes the collective knowledge, expertise and methods of using additives to create products that are permanently protected against microbes.


What does antimicrobial mean?
Antimicrobial is used to describe substances which demonstrate the ability to reduce the presence of microbes, such as bacteria and mould.

What types of antimicrobial are there?
Many substances can be described as antimicrobial; such as disinfectants, antibiotics and of course antimicrobial additives.

Are all antimicrobials the same?
Whilst many substances are antimicrobial, the way they function, perform or last is not universal. Anything that is ‘antimicrobial’ has an effect on microbes, but the term antimicrobial is not a measure of performance.

What’s the difference between antimicrobial and antibacterial?
An antimicrobial is effective against a wide spectrum of microbes: this includes bacteria, mould, fungi and even viruses. An antibacterial, on the other hand, is only effective against bacteria.

How antimicrobial technology works

Antimicrobial additives are extremely diverse and control microbes via many different means. When used in the manufacture of products they create surfaces and materials inhospitable to microbes such as bacteria and mould. Find out more about how our additives work.

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