About the Author: Dr. Conner Hodgkiss

Regulatory Chemist

Evolving EU Biocidal Products Regulation: Updates on Silver Zinc Zeolite

By |April 15th, 2024|Antimicrobial Technology, Business Updates|

At the recent 50th Biocidal Products Committee (BPC-50) meeting held in February 2024, Silver Zinc Zeolite received positive support for approval as an active substance under multiple Product-types (PTs), including disinfectants (PT2), film preservatives (PT7), and fibre, leather, rubber, and polymerised materials preservatives (PT9. This endorsement signifies a crucial step towards regulatory acceptance.

Exploring Zeolites and BioCote® Antimicrobial Technology

By |April 10th, 2024|Antimicrobial Technology|

Zeolites are interesting compounds chemically classified as aluminosilicates, composed of aluminium, silicon, and oxygen. The possess a unique chemical structure and properties and contain a variety of alkali and alkaline earth metals -such as sodium, potassium, calcium, and magnesium.

The Efficacy of BioCote® Technology within Laser Marked Plastics

By |February 1st, 2024|External News|

Our Regulatory Chemist, Dr. Connor Hodgkiss elaborates on laser marking and its impact on products embedded with antimicrobial properties in an article for PlastikMedia. Have you ever wondered if laser marking affects the efficacy of antimicrobial products? Or perhaps you're curious about the science behind laser-sensitive additives and their ...

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.

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.