Antimicrobial Additives for Plastics and Polymers

ANTIMICROBIAL ADDITIVES FOR PLASTICS AND POLYMERS

Having years of experience of working within the antimicrobial plastics sector, BioCote® takes pride in our technology being recognised for its quality, traceability and credibility all around the world.

What are Antimicrobial Plastics?

Antimicrobial plastics are engineered materials infused with additives or coatings designed to inhibit the growth of microorganisms, including bacteria, fungi, and moulds. The primary goal is to create surfaces and products that resist microbial colonisation, offering benefits in various industries where hygiene is paramount.

How do Antimicrobial Plastics Work?

The active agents in antimicrobial plastics, such as silver ions, copper, or other chemical compounds, interact with microbial cells. This interaction disrupts crucial cellular functions, leading to the inhibition of microorganisms. The antimicrobial properties persist over the material’s lifetime, providing continuous protection.

Benefits of Antimicrobial Plastic and Polymers

Our scientifically proven antimicrobial technology provides lasting and effective protection against bacteria, mould and fungi by up to 99.99%, minimising the risk of staining, bad odours and material degradation. Once infused into your plastic, our antimicrobial additives will not leach from the surface, cause discolouration or affect the clarity of the plastic. We also have data to prove that BioCote®’s antimicrobial plastic additives will last for the expected lifetime of your product.

Proven

Proven

Antimicrobial additives from BioCote® act in minutes and continuously to reduce the number of microbes on protected plastics and polymers.

Effective

Effective

BioCote® technology is scientifically proven to protect against a broad range of microbes, thus minimising the risk of staining, bad odours and premature material degradation.

Permanent

Permanent

Following 30 years of use and independent performance testing of BioCote® technology, the active substances of our antimicrobial additives for coatings and paints are notified with the EU Biocidal Products Regulation (BPR) and registered with the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Approved for use

Approved for use

Antimicrobial additives from BioCote® act in minutes and continuously to reduce the number of microbes on protected plastics and polymers.

Trusted

Trusted

BioCote® antimicrobial technology is trusted by leading brands, manufacturers and product innovators of plastics and polymer products around the globe, including Chilly’s, Deb Group, Matchstick Monkey and many more.

BioCote® Expertise in Antimicrobial Plastics and Polymers

Having years of experience of working within the antimicrobial plastics sector, we take pride in our technology being recognised for its quality, traceability and credibility all around the world. We offer an extensive variety of antimicrobial additives for engineering plastics and commodity polymers. In addition, we have the capability to create additional, bespoke polymer-specific masterbatches to meet the needs of our clients. Formulated to deliver optimum antimicrobial performance, the antimicrobial additives come in a variety of formulations to suit your moulding or extrusion process.

If you are looking to trial an antimicrobial additive in your plastic or polymer, BioCote® will happily provide a free-of-charge* antimicrobial additive sample for you to include in your manufacturing process. Once the additive has been added to your plastic product, we will then ask you to send it to BioCote® for analysis at an independent certified laboratory where a team of experienced microbiologists will measure the antimicrobial performance of your plastic using the appropriate international ISO test method.

Proven

Effective

Permanent

Antimicrobial plastics benefits

Approved for use

Antimicrobial plastics benefits

Trusted