BioCote® technology helps towards offering customers a solution to the growing concern of linear economy. Once incorporated into a product, our additives work continuously to protect against odour formation, staining and material degradation caused by microbes, and ultimately act to increase the product’s expected life cycle. This helps to reduce the output of resources in manufacturing due to there being fewer, but better quality, products being made. This shift from quantity to quality is key to progressing towards sustainable production.
The UK Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) commissioned a major study of product lifetimes, and its findings supported the notion that longer lasting products offer significant environmental benefits. In light of their findings, they state that they are looking for businesses to ‘design and manufacture goods that are more efficient, durable, repairable and recyclable’. By incorporating BioCote® technology into a product, companies can offer customers the personal economic gain of increased product longevity, as well as providing the environmental benefit of waste reduction.