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.

How Do Antimicrobial Door Handles Work?

By |April 9th, 2024|Antimicrobial Technology|

In order to understand how antimicrobial door handles work, we can begin by looking into BioCote®’s approach to creating antimicrobial products. When we consider adding our antimicrobial additives into any product, we assess factors such as the choice of material and the manufacturing process to recommend the best treatment.

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.

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.

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.

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. 

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.