How Antimicrobial Technology Works

How Antimicrobial Technology Protects Your Product

As a total antimicrobial solutions supplier you can be assured that whatever your application, BioCote® will have an antimicrobial additive to suit your needs. Adding BioCote® protection to your product could not be easier: it is what we have been doing for over 20 years and why we are the supplier of choice to market-leading companies around the world.

How Antimicrobial Technology works

Introduced during the manufacturing process, our antimicrobial additives exert, by either chemical or mechanical means, a negative effect on any contaminating microbes causing them to die.

So how exactly does this happen?

Products protected by BioCote® antimicrobial technology will negatively affect bacteria that contaminate the surface through:

Protein damage: Proteins are essential for the biological systems of life. Any damage to these components causes the failure of essential functions such as energy production.

Cell membrane damage: By disrupting the microbes membrane, its structural integrity is compromised, which can cause essential nutrients to leak out and catastrophic structural failure.

Oxidative damage: Antimicrobials can cause increased levels of reactive oxygen species, which result in damage to the internal systems of the microbe.

DNA interference: The genetic material of the bacteria is disrupted, ultimately stopping the bacteria from being able to replicate by blocking the copying of their genetic material.

Impressed? Whatever your material type, regardless of the application, BioCote® antimicrobial technology can provide lasting surface protection from microbial colonisation. Find out more information on the range of treatable materials.

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