Plastics & Polymers
ANTIMICROBIAL ADDITIVES FOR
Plastics & Polymers

BioCote® antimicrobial additives can be integrated into a wide variety of polymer materials and blends during manufacturing. They are available in concentrated powder or masterbatch pellets to suit the manufacturer's moulding or extrusion process.

Paints & Coatings
ANTIMICROBIAL ADDITIVES FOR
Paints & Coatings

BioCote® antimicrobial additives can be easily and cost-effectively manufactured into all types of solvent, water-based, liquid, oil or powder paints and coatings.

Textiles & Fabrics
ANTIMICROBIAL ADDITIVES FOR
Textiles & Fabrics

BioCote® antimicrobial protection is a globally recognised treatment suitable for a range of natural and synthetic textiles and fabrics. These additives protect the treated textiles from microbes that can cause foul odours, staining, and material degradation.

HACCP
ANTIMICROBIAL ADDITIVES FOR
Food Contact Surfaces

BioCote® is the first and remains the only antimicrobial solutions provider who has been awarded HACCP International Certification. By meeting the HACCP criteria, BioCote® antimicrobial technology has been formally verified as ‘fit for purpose’ and safe for manufacture into food-contact surfaces.

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Plastics & Polymers
ANTIMICROBIAL ADDITIVES FOR
Plastics & Polymers

BioCote® antimicrobial additives can be integrated into a wide variety of polymer materials and blends during manufacturing. They are available in concentrated powder or masterbatch pellets to suit the manufacturer's moulding or extrusion process.

Paints & Coatings
ANTIMICROBIAL ADDITIVES FOR
Paints & Coatings

BioCote® antimicrobial additives can be easily and cost-effectively manufactured into all types of solvent, water-based, liquid, oil or powder paints and coatings.

Textiles & Fabrics
ANTIMICROBIAL ADDITIVES FOR
Textiles & Fabrics

BioCote® antimicrobial protection is a globally recognised treatment suitable for a range of natural and synthetic textiles and fabrics. These additives protect the treated textiles from microbes that can cause foul odours, staining, and material degradation.

HACCP
ANTIMICROBIAL ADDITIVES FOR
Food Contact Surfaces

BioCote® is the first and remains the only antimicrobial solutions provider who has been awarded HACCP International Certification. By meeting the HACCP criteria, BioCote® antimicrobial technology has been formally verified as ‘fit for purpose’ and safe for manufacture into food-contact surfaces.

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Your Antimicrobial Technology Supplier

Your Antimicrobial Technology Supplier

BioCote® is a market leading antimicrobial additive supplier. With over 30 years of expertise in antimicrobial technology, our mission is to help businesses worldwide create innovative products that offer enhanced hygiene with protection against the negative effects of microorganisms such as bacteria and mould.

The Basics: Antimicrobial Technology 101: Everything you need to know about antimicrobial technology – definitions, benefits, antimicrobial additives, and more.

How does BioCote® Antimicrobial Technology work? Discover how BioCote® Antimicrobial Technology works, our additives and the benefits to your product.

Bacterial Hotspots: Uncover surfaces that are more susceptible to microbial colonisation and cross-contamination.

Antimicrobial Technology in Practice

Antimicrobial Technology in Practice

BioCote® protected products can be found in hospitals, homes, schools, work places, leisure centres and many more industries in multiple countries around the world. The applications of antimicrobial technology are truly endless.

Antimicrobial technology products carrying the BioCote® trademark can be trusted to deliver effective and lasting protection against the negative effects of microbes, making the products and the environments they are used in safer and easier to keep hygienically clean.

Taggant Additives & Taggant Detectors: Making BioCote® antimicrobial technology visible.

Antimicrobial Masterbatches: What are they and how do they ease the manufacturing process?

Paints & Coatings: Antimicrobial Additives for Paints and Coatings

BioCote®: Innovation with HACCP International Certified Antimicrobial Technology. How does it work in the food sector?

BioCote® Reduces Microbes

Reduce

Microbes by up to 99.99%

BioCote® Improves Product Hygiene

Improve

Product Hygiene

BioCote® Minimises Cross-Contamination

Minimise

Cross-Contamination

BioCote® Minimises Staining & Bad Odours

Minimise

Staining & Bad Odours

BioCote® Increases Product Lifetime

Increase

Product Lifetime

Book your Antimicrobial Consultation

Book your Antimicrobial Consultation

To find out more about how our antimicrobial additives may be incorporated into your manufacturing process, or if you are interested in protecting your own products with proven BioCote® technology, please contact us via phone or via the form below.

We look forward to hearing from you!

 

BioCote® Antimicrobial Additives and Technology

Are all BioCote® Antimicrobial Additives Silver-Based?

Are all BioCote® Antimicrobial Additives Silver-Based?

BioCote® offers a diverse range of antimicrobial additives that incorporate various active ingredients. While silver is one of the active ingredients used, we also utilize other substances such as zinc, phenolic biocides, quaternary ammonium compounds (QAC or QUAT), and fungicides (IPBC). With this extensive selection, BioCote® ensures a suitable antimicrobial additive is available for every customer application. Rest assured, we are committed to providing you with the most suitable solution for your product’s antimicrobial needs.

How Fast-Acting is BioCote®?

How Fast-Acting is BioCote®?

While BioCote® antimicrobial technology may not act as swiftly as cleaning chemicals, it still demonstrates impressive results. On a BioCote® protected antimicrobial product, you can anticipate significant reductions in microbial presence within a span of just 15 minutes. In as little as two hours, the technology can achieve up to a 99% reduction in microbes. It’s important to note that while cleaning chemicals may provide rapid effects, their impact is often short-lived. In contrast, BioCote® antimicrobial technology operates continuously and over the long term, ensuring that products remain consistently hygienic.

Will BioCote® Antimicrobial Additives Change my Product or the Way it is Manufactured?

Will BioCote® Antimicrobial Additives Change my Product or the Way it is Manufactured?

No, BioCote® antimicrobial additives are designed to be compatible with a diverse range of materials and manufacturing processes. These additives are formulated to deliver exceptional antimicrobial performance without altering the product’s appearance or mechanical properties in any manner. At BioCote®, we understand the importance of maintaining the integrity of your product. Therefore, we provide tailored additive recommendations that align with your unique manufacturing process, ensuring a seamless integration of antimicrobial features into your product.

Which Materials Benefit from BioCote® Antimicrobial Technology?

Which Materials Benefit from BioCote® Antimicrobial Technology?

BioCote® antimicrobial technology offers versatility in treating a wide range of materials. We take pride in our capability to provide antimicrobial protection for various materials, including polymers, general industrial paints (both wet and powder forms), natural and synthetic fabrics, as well as specialty coatings and inks. With BioCote®, you can effectively incorporate antimicrobial properties into your desired materials. Additionally, our premium quality antimicrobial additives can be applied at low addition rates, ensuring cost-effectiveness and preventing your new product feature from becoming cost prohibitive.

Do BioCote® Antimicrobial Products Need Cleaning?

Do BioCote® Antimicrobial Products Need Cleaning?

Yes, even though BioCote® antimicrobial products are designed to reduce microbes on the surface, cleaning remains essential. While BioCote® effectively kills microbes, it does not remove dirt. Cleaning is necessary to eliminate dirt, grease, and oil that may hinder our technology from reaching the microbes on the surface. By maintaining good cleaning practices, you ensure the optimal performance of BioCote® antimicrobial protection.

Although BioCote® keeps products hygienically cleaner for longer, it is essential to understand that our technology is not a substitute for regular cleaning. Combining BioCote® antimicrobial protection with proper cleaning practices provides a powerful defence against damaging microbes, contributing to a cleaner and healthier environment.

Do BioCote® Antimicrobial Products Have to be Treated Differently?

Do BioCote® Antimicrobial Products Have to be Treated Differently?

No, BioCote® antimicrobial products can be used just like any other non-antimicrobial product. The incorporation of BioCote® antimicrobial technology does not require any special treatment or usage considerations. You can use these products in the same way as you would use non-antimicrobial ones.

Cleaning BioCote® antimicrobial products is also straightforward, as they do not demand any special cleaning techniques or the use of specific chemicals. You can clean them using standard cleaning methods suitable for the respective materials.

Does Antimicrobial Technology Stop Cross-Contamination?

Will BioCote® Antimicrobial Technology Stop Cross-Contamination?

No, BioCote® antimicrobial technology cannot completely eliminate cross-contamination. However, it plays a crucial role in mitigating the potential risks associated with microbial cross-contamination between product surfaces.

Does Antimicrobial Technology Create Resistant Strains of Bacteria?

Does Antimicrobial Technology Create Resistant Strains of Bacteria?

No, BioCote® technology does not cause antibacterial resistance. Extensive testing has shown that BioCote® remains effective against a growing list of multi-drug resistant bacteria. Our technology undergoes rigorous approval processes, which helps limit resistance by reducing the number of microbes that can survive contact with the treated surfaces.