Plastics & Polymers

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Antimicrobial Additives for Plastics & Polymers

Antimicrobial Additives for Plastics are specific actives that can be introduced into a plastic surface during the manufacturing process to provide lasting protection from microbes. An additive will encompass a specific antimicrobial active, such as silver, and can be formulated into a concentrated powder, liquid suspension or masterbatch pellet depending on the type of plastic, the manufacturing process employed and the desired end-use of your product.

BioCote’s unique range of Antimicrobial Additives can be easily and cost-effectively manufactured into all types of plastics and polymers including the following:

  • Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS)
  • Ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA)
  • High Impact Polystyrene (HIPS)
  • Polyethylene (PE)
  • Polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA)
  • Polypropylene (PP)
  • Polystyrene (PS)
  • Polyvinyl chloride (PVC)
  • Silicone
  • Thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU)

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

Formulated to deliver optimum antimicrobial performance and only released for sale having been through our externally accredited quality control process, BioCote® hold a stock of antimicrobial additives in a variety of formulations to suit your moulding or extrusion process and performance requirements.

High quality actives at low addition rates means that you will benefit from both superior antimicrobial performance against a wide variety of microbes and a differentiated plastic product range with an extended functional lifetime that doesn’t break the bank.

Why Trust BioCote®?

BioCote® antimicrobial additives for plastics and polymers are used and trusted by millions of people around the world in some of the most testing environments. Plastic products protected with BioCote® Technology include medical breathing devices, soap dispensers, food containers and piping to name but a few. Take a look at the list of globally renowned companies that utilise our antimicrobial additives for their plastic products.

Request An Antimicrobial Additive Sample Today

If you are looking to trial an antimicrobial additive in your plastic product range, 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 into the plastic, 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.

To request a sample, or to speak to a member of the BioCote® team about making your plastics and polymers antimicrobial, submit a contact form or call us on +44 (0)2477 712 489.

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