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Antimicrobial Technology for Commercial Kitchens: The Role of Antimicrobial Paints and Coatings

By |January 29th, 2024|Antimicrobial Technology|

Antimicrobial technology for commercial kitchens is among the various innovations that aid the food and catering sector, where hygiene is a priority and a non-negotiable necessity to maintain optimal hygiene standards.

Advancing Mobile Phone Hygiene in Hospitals through Antimicrobial Technology

By |November 16th, 2023|Antimicrobial Technology|

While hospitals maintain stringent hygiene practices and provide hand sanitising stations for visitors, the cleanliness of mobile phones often goes unnoticed. Studies indicate that only 8% of doctors regularly clean their mobile phones, even though 78% are aware of potential microbial presence.

The Impact of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) in Polymeric Materials

By |November 6th, 2023|Antimicrobial Technology|

In the world of consumer products, polymeric materials are frequently used in items such as textiles and food storage containers. These materials are known to emit chemicals called volatile organic compounds (VOCs) during use. VOCs are named for their high vapour pressure, which causes them to evaporate and release molecules into the air. This characteristic of VOCs can have far-reaching consequences when these compounds are released from polymeric materials.

Meet Leonor – The New Microbiology Intern at BioCote®

By |October 26th, 2023|BioCote® Team, Internships at BioCote®|

We're thrilled to introduce Leonor, the newest member of our BioCote® team. She joined us in September as a Microbiology Intern, and we couldn't be more excited to have her on board. Her degree in Biomedical Science provides her with a strong foundation in the biological sciences, which is invaluable in the world of microbiology and antimicrobial technology.

The Significance of Hygiene in Accessible Bathrooms: An Exploration of Antimicrobial Fixtures

By |October 25th, 2023|Antimicrobial Technology, Partner News|

The importance of hygiene has been on a constant increase, this includes considering environments where accessibility is a priority, such as accessible bathrooms. As a leading antimicrobial additive supplier, BioCote® is proud to work with Korpinen, a Finnish pioneer in accessibility solutions.

Navigating UK REACH Regulations

By |October 16th, 2023|Industry News|

Under the UK's REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation, and Restriction of Chemicals) framework, chemical manufacturers and importers in the UK must now undergo a dual registration requirement. Overseen by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), this process hinges on providing critical information related to the hazards, uses, and exposure associated with each chemical.

Getting to Know Meshail: The New Marketing and Sales Intern at BioCote®

By |September 28th, 2023|BioCote® Team, Internships at BioCote®|

We're excited to introduce our newest addition to the BioCote® team, Meshail, who joined us this September as a Marketing and Sales intern. Meshail is here to learn the ins and outs of marketing and sales activities that drive our business forward.

How BioCote® Technology Can Help Reduce Cross-Contamination of Microbes: Eris variant of Coronavirus

By |September 25th, 2023|Antimicrobial Technology|

Recent hospitalisation data reveals that a new variant of coronavirus has emerged, the Eris variant, now accounts for a significant portion of COVID-19 cases in the UK. In the face of this new challenge, it becomes crucial to explore innovative solutions to reduce the risk of contamination and the spread of this and other microbes.

Welcoming Aqsa Nazir: The Latest Addition to the Marketing Team

By |July 17th, 2023|BioCote® Team|

As our Marketing and Creative Design Executive, Aqsa brings experience and a fresh perspective to our growing team. Her passion for innovative marketing strategies and a keen eye for design make her a valuable asset as we continue to strengthen our marketing efforts in-house and for our partners.

Eco Finish: Making Waves in Pool Maintenance with BioCote® Antimicrobial Technology

By |July 13th, 2023|Antimicrobial Technology, Partner News|

As the summer heat intensifies, many of us find solace in the cool waters of our pools. Dive into a world of innovation as we identify the need for antimicrobial technology and the benefits it provides for pool environments and experience a new level of clean and hygienic pool maintenance with Eco Finish.

Maximising Your Spice Cabinet with Antimicrobial Technology: Spice Jars and Racks

By |May 22nd, 2023|Antimicrobial Technology|

Many people don’t realise that spice racks and jars can be a breeding ground for bacteria and other contaminants. In this article, we’ll explore the challenges of contaminated spice racks and jars, and how antimicrobial technology can help solve the issues surrounding longevity and cleanliness. 

Meet Ivana McCutcheon: Our Microbiology Intern

By |April 26th, 2023|BioCote® Team, Internships at BioCote®|

Join us as we get to know Ivana, our talented microbiology intern. Ivana is a valued member of our technical team, supporting their operations such as inputting data for test results. But her contributions go beyond the day-to-day, as she also plays an active role in creating content for our website, specifically writing in-depth microbiology blogs.

How Antimicrobial Products Can Create Sustainable Construction Projects

By |April 20th, 2023|Antimicrobial Technology|

When it comes to constructing buildings in hygiene-critical locations, taking steps to ensure easy maintenance and protection against deterioration is essential. By specifying materials and products that complement cleaning protocols, you can greatly reduce cross-contamination and early product failure.

Staying Ahead of Household Mould: Five Places Mould Can Grow

By |February 15th, 2023|Antimicrobial Technology|

Mould spores are invisible to the naked eye and can travel through the air and land on surfaces, which can lead to property damage and health issues. Mould can grow anywhere and spread throughout the house, destroying the materials it is growing on and can spread more quickly on some materials, like cardboard or paper, fabrics, and wood.

Hayley Moore is joining BioCote® as a Business Development Manager

By |February 6th, 2023|BioCote® Team|

As a sales professional, it is important to remember that if you don't actively pursue your goals and opportunities, you may miss out on achieving them. So, it's crucial to have a proactive mindset, and to not be afraid to ask for what you want. It's only through asking that you'll be able to achieve the success you desire.

The Ban on Single-Use Plastics: The UK’s Fight Against Pollution

By |January 23rd, 2023|Antimicrobial Technology, Industry News|

In recent years, there has been growing concern about the environmental impact of single-use plastic items, such as cutlery. In the UK, steps are being taken to reduce the amount of plastic waste that ends up in landfills and oceans. One recent change that has been announced is the ban on single-use plastic cutlery.

Integrating Antimicrobial Technology Into Medical Devices

By |December 6th, 2022|Antimicrobial Technology|

Integrating antimicrobial technology into medical devices and equipment can destroy microorganisms while reducing cross contamination and increasing product longevity. Healthcare facilities can make a difference by using antimicrobial products in high-touch areas like door handles, grab rails, soap dispensers, and more because they not only reduce the risk of cross-contamination but also significantly reduce the number of microbes in the air, keeping medical supplies more hygienic.

Dr. Conner Hodgkiss is joining as a regulatory chemist

By |November 30th, 2022|BioCote® Team|

I joined BioCote® to take the opportunity to apply my knowledge and skills I had gained through academia to a technical position. It is great to be part of an excellent Technical Team whilst contributing to the future growth of the business. I am hugely motivated and excited about my journey here at BioCote®.

Why Antimicrobial Technology Should Be Considered for Medical Devices

By |November 8th, 2022|Antimicrobial Technology|

Medical devices and equipment with antimicrobial technology have a number of advantages depending on the quality of the additives used, where some bacterial strains cannot survive on surfaces that have been protected. Antimicrobial technology enables the production of products that are of the highest quality, most effective, and hygienic.

New benchmark for cleanliness in healthcare: NHS Cleaning Standards 2021

By |April 21st, 2022|Industry News|

Commencing April 2022, all healthcare environments in the United Kingdom, including acute hospitals, mental health, primary care, dental care, ambulance trusts, GP surgeries, clinics and care homes, have to comply with The National Standards of Healthcare Cleanliness 2021.

98% of all antimicrobial additives always ex-stock at BioCote® HQ warehouse

By |January 28th, 2022|Business Updates, Partner News|

BioCote®, the market leading supplier of premium-quality antimicrobial additives, has managed to weather the storm during the pandemic by increasing their production capacity, anticipating forward demand, while also increasing the business’ headcount.

The growing antimicrobial coatings market

By |May 17th, 2021|Industry News|

In her latest PCI Coat It! Videocast, Kristin Johansson, Editor-in-Chief, Paint & Coatings Industry (PCI) Magazine, spoke to Jennifer Collier, Partner Development Manager at BioCote®, about the rise in demand for antimicrobial coatings, downfalls of this increased demand, and how the antimicrobial industry is regulated.

Growth of antimicrobial paints and coatings market

By |January 19th, 2021|Industry News|

According to a report by Grand View Research, the global antimicrobial coatings market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 12.8 per cent from 2020 to 2027 – and antimicrobial additives provider BioCote® has reported an unprecedented increase in revenue over the last year.

World youth skills day: skills for a resilient youth in the era of Covid-19 and beyond

By |July 15th, 2020|BioCote® Team, Internships at BioCote®|

This year, World Youth Skills Day takes place at a challenging time for all workers, but especially young workers. Here, social media intern, Corey Waters-Long, and technical intern, Paula Amores Morillo, share their working experiences at BioCote®.

Rosewood Pets: supporting microscopic communities in pets

By |June 2nd, 2020|Partner News|

Did you know that there are about ten times more bacteria in and on our bodies than our own cells? And this does not just apply to humans, but also our pets at home. Our trusted BioCote® partner, Rosewood Pets, have made it their goal to provide antimicrobial pet toys to help support good hygiene for our pets.

Ultimate product protection: quality control for powder antimicrobial additives

By |May 11th, 2020|Partner News|

The modern cruise ship is larger than ever before, with more opportunities for microbes to thrive in swimming pools, dining areas, spas, auditoriums and casinos. Here, our BioCote® technical team explains the quality control parameters for our silver-based powder additives.

Little known facts about your bedroom carpet’s hygiene

By |March 20th, 2020|Antimicrobial Technology|

A recent study from SCS (Sofa Carpet Specialist) has shown that bedroom carpets are over ten times as dirty as our toilet seats. We are taking a look at the findings of this study and how you can reduce the build-up of microorganisms on your carpet to keep your bedroom hygienically cleaner.

Preventing microbially induced concrete corrosion

By |March 9th, 2020|Antimicrobial Technology|

Concrete is an extremely durable and versatile building material, which is why it is amongst the most popular man-made materials in construction. It is common use in often high-traffic areas and environmentally harsh conditions means that concrete can suffer from material degradation, staining and microbial contamination.

Antimicrobial fabric protection: improved durability and freshness

By |January 7th, 2020|Antimicrobial Technology|

For over 25 years, BioCote® has successfully integrated antimicrobial technology into a broad range of products, which also include textile applications - such as active and workwear or fabrics on car seats, the antimicrobial protection benefits a wide range of fabrics for varied applications.

Lojer: Delivering ultimate hygiene in healthcare

By |November 11th, 2019|Partner News|

BioCote® has recently been featured in the annual stakeholder magazine of Lojer, a trusted partner company based in Sastamala, Finland. Established around 100 years ago, Lojer is Finland’s biggest manufacturer of hospital and care equipment, including operating tables, hospital beds, care beds and accessories.

Polypipe: BioCote® Attend Polypipe National Sales Conference

By |February 14th, 2018|Partner News|

BioCote® partner Polypipe invited us to their national sales conference following the launch of their new antimicrobial piping range. BioCote’s relationship with Polypipe continues to go from strength to strength, and has created avenues for both companies to explore further opportunities.

BioCote®: A Full Service Antimicrobial Solutions Provider

By |October 18th, 2017|Antimicrobial Technology|

BioCote® are committed to delivering the best antimicrobial service to all of our customers – and we will put that in writing. We are a full service antimicrobial solutions provider, presenting our customers with a complete range of support services that enable them to realise the full potential of their investment.

Europe’s Largest Piping Manufacturer Launches BioCote® Protected Range

By |October 6th, 2017|Partner News|

BioCote® is excited to announce that Polypipe is the latest company to join our customer portfolio. Polypipe, regarded as one of Europe’s largest and most innovative manufacturers of plastic pipe and fittings, has once again raised the bar by officially launching the world’s first antimicrobial range of traps, connectors and waste pipes.

Silver vs. Copper: Battle of the Biocides

By |May 4th, 2017|Antimicrobial Technology|

The comparison between BioCote® silver antimicrobial technology and copper based additives is a perfect example. Whilst it is true that copper, like silver, is an effective antimicrobial, there are questions surrounding the suitability of copper as an antimicrobial technology, and we thought we would put these questions to bed.

Bibby Scientific brand Stuart wins business deal thanks to BioCote protection

By |March 6th, 2015|Partner News|

Thanks to the partnership with BioCote, Stuart® were able to fulfil the stringent hygiene requirements that are necessary in the department, and the university were supplied with a comprehensive collection of shakers, incubators, water baths and rotators from the Stuart® range of antimicrobial benchtop laboratory equipment.