The Ban on Single-Use Plastics: The UK’s Fight Against Pollution
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.
The true nature of Polyvinyl chloride’s proclaimed antimicrobial properties
Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) is one of the most abundant polymers; with about 40 million tonnes1 produced annually. Our Technical Team took a closer look at why this property of PVC could be more complex than one might assume.
New benchmark for cleanliness in healthcare: NHS National Standards of Healthcare Cleanliness 2021
Commencing April 2022, all healthcare environments in the United Kingdom, including acute hospitals, mental health, primary care, dental care, ambulance trusts, GP surgeries, clinics and care homes, have to comply with The National Standards of Healthcare Cleanliness 2021.
The growing antimicrobial coatings market
In her latest PCI Coat It! Videocast, Kristin Johansson, Editor-in-Chief, Paint & Coatings Industry (PCI) Magazine, spoke to Jennifer Collier, Partner Development Manager at BioCote®, about the rise in demand for antimicrobial coatings, downfalls of this increased demand, and how the antimicrobial industry is regulated.
Thought for food: A focus on hygiene in the food industry
The food and drink industry is fast-paced and constantly evolving to keep up with consumer demands. Regulations have expanded in recent years to account for our increasingly globalised supply chains and demand for high-quality goods.
Growth of antimicrobial paints and coatings market
According to a report by Grand View Research, the global antimicrobial coatings market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 12.8 per cent from 2020 to 2027 – and antimicrobial additives provider BioCote® has reported an unprecedented increase in revenue over the last year.