BioCote® antimicrobial additives

All you need to know about our antimicrobial additives

The comprehensive range of BioCote® antimicrobial additives means that we have a solution for every possible application. This, combined with our complete understanding of how each additive should be used, is the reason why we achieve the highest levels of antimicrobial performance across all the materials and products which our technology is used to protect.

Thanks to the wide range of BioCote® antimicrobial additives available, you can rely on us to supply you with the most appropriate additive for your product, not just the one we want to sell you. We have effective antimicrobial solutions for plastics, polymers, paints, coatings, textiles and many other material types. Contact us today for more information.

Silver ion antimicrobial additives

Silver form 1 & 2 – These composite silver compounds imbue products with excellent antimicrobial efficacy against a broad range of microbes. Thanks to the high efficacy and robust physical properties, this form is suitable for deployment in a broad range of materials and applications, including paints, coatings, textiles, polymers and other material types.


Zeolites are porous ceramic based materials, containing a variety of antimicrobial ions such as Zinc. These materials are good for short term use (5-10 years), which is useful for disposable/limited use products. Zeolites can be easily incorporated during the manufacturing process, and do not leach out of the product. Its anti-odour properties give zeolites another plus.


Used in paints and wood treatment, Iodopropynyl butylcarbamate, commonly known as IPBC, is an organic additive that can protect from fungal attack. This should help stop wood such as fences and decking from rotting and keeps your paint looking fresh.

Quaternary Ammonium compounds (QAC or QUAT)

These antimicrobials are extremely diverse in terms of use and structure. BioCote®’s quaternary ammonium compound products are ideal for uses such as disinfectant formulation and antimicrobial surface treatments.