Launching BioCote® US
We have now officially launched our website dedicated to the specific needs of the US market. Following increased demand for antimicrobial product integration, we want to provide our US customers with greater choice in sourcing a trusted, local partner.
Joining the BioCote® Team: Tiffany McLaughlin-Beeston
Coventry University student Tiffany McLaughlin-Beeston joins us as technical intern, shadowing and assisting our seasoned microbiologists.
Joining the BioCote® Team: Samjhana Fernandez
Samjhana Fernandez joins us as intern from Coventry University and will support marketing with blog writing and social media content production.
World youth skills day: skills for a resilient youth in the era of Covid-19 and beyond
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®.
New Managing Director is taking BioCote® on a Growth Journey
With a new exciting roadmap for further growth in place, we are pleased to announce that David Hall has joined BioCote® as new Managing Director.
Cruise ships keeping microbes afloat
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. Fortunately, the industry has become more hygiene-conscious over the years to compensate for the high risk of cross-contamination.
Lojer: Delivering ultimate hygiene in healthcare
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.
Bringing mobile phones (and microbes) to hospitals
Whilst the benefits of having a mobile phone to hand are obvious, there are also a number of restrictions and guidelines in place for the use of mobile phones in hospitals. We take a look at why it’s important to obey guidelines on mobile phone usage, and how to further improve hygiene when taking a mobile phone into hospitals.
Joining the BioCote® Team: Richard Smith
Our team here at BioCote® is excited to welcome a new team member, Richard Smith, who has joined us as a Microbiologist. Richard has come on board to extend our technical capabilities and enhance the service we provide to our customers.
5 Benefits of Antimicrobial Paint
In a relatively saturated market, manufacturers are increasingly seeking ways to differentiate their paint products. Aside from vibrant new colour ranges, easy-clean promises and environmentally-friendly ingredients, what else can you do to make your paints & coatings stand out from the crowd?
What Are The Benefits Of Antimicrobial Plastics?
Plastic pollution is a topic currently dominating the global news feed. BioCote® recommends introducing antimicrobial technology into a greater range of plastic products to help us win the war on plastic pollution.
Polypipe: BioCote® Attend Polypipe National Sales Conference
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.
What does ‘Antimicrobial’ really mean?
Adjective – active against microbes. Noun – an antimicrobial substance. These definitions are a start on what an antimicrobial really is.
Gainsborough Launch Antimicrobial Bath Range
Manufactured in their very own UK-based factory, Gainsborough’s baths for care homes are built with precision, high quality components and materials. By introducing BioCote® into their Gentona range, Gainsborough has delivered new standards of hygiene to the bathing sector.
Hodgson Sealants join BioCote® network
The team at BioCote® are delighted to announce that a new company has joined our ‘Partner’ portfolio. Hodgson Sealants, regarded as one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of sealant, are to launch a range of hybrid products containing antimicrobial technology supplied by BioCote®.
BioCote®: A Full Service Antimicrobial Solutions Provider
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
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.
The good, the bad and the regulatory: Biocidal Products Regulation
When the Biocidal Products Regulation came into being in September 2013, BioCote welcomed its introduction. Robust legislation that introduces clear guidelines regarding the use, sale and marketing of biocides throughout Europe was long in the making and much overdue.
Making your products antimicrobial is easier than you might think
Familiarity brings expertise and expertise leads to authority. Of course, expertise and authority in one subject does not confer familiarity with other, unrelated subjects; that’s where partnership can pay off in dividends. The whole point of operating in partnership is to facilitate real progress and achieve objectives that, to the ...
How do we measure the antimicrobial performance of a product?
Measuring the antimicrobial performance of a product can be achieved by the straightforward application of the appropriate standard testing method. An inappropriate test method may result in a misleading result.
Bibby Scientific brand Stuart wins business deal thanks to BioCote protection
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.
Antimicrobials in the plastics industry
BioCote® looks at the increasing use of antimicrobial protection in plastics, including production methods and how additives can be incorporated, as well as looking at how the technology works and its future implications.