What is an antimicrobial additive

All you need to know about antimicrobial additives

What is an antimicrobial additive

What is an antimicrobial additive

An antimicrobial is defined as something that can resist, inhibit and prevent the growth of microbes including bacteria and mould.

BioCote® has harnessed the properties of antimicrobial materials, otherwise known as ‘active ingredients’, and formulated them into a range of antimicrobial additives. Integrated into a surface during the manufacturing process, an additive will encompass a specific antimicrobial active, such as silver ion technology, and can be formulated into a concentrated powder, liquid suspension or masterbatch pellet depending on the target material and manufacturing process. Once infused into a product, the antimicrobial additive will work continuously to make a product more hygienic, minimising the potential for cross-contamination and extending a product’s functional lifetime.

By choosing to partner with BioCote®, manufacturers can communicate the superior antimicrobial properties of their product clearly and concisely. Our proven antimicrobial protection differentiates their product range from those of competitors; leading to an increase in sales and the penetration of new market sectors. BioCote® brand is recognised as a sign of quality, credibility and experience around the world, making purchasing decisions quicker and securing our customers a tangible return on investment.

What types of antimicrobial additives are there?

BioCote® offers a comprehensive range of antimicrobial additives which utilise many different active ingredients. This means we have a solution for every possible customer application. Actives include silver, zinc and organics such as phenolic biocides, quaternary ammonium compounds (QAC or QUAT) and fungicides (IPBC).  

What are the benefits of antimicrobial additives?

Antimicrobial additives enhance the performance of a surface by imbuing it with lasting antibacterial, anti-fungal and antiviral properties. This enables manufacturers to offer products that are cleaner and more hygienic to use, giving them an instant competitive advantage.

What materials can an antimicrobial additive be manufactured into?

Antimicrobial additives can be manufactured into a wide range of materials including plastics, polymers, paints, coatings, textiles and ceramics – take a look at our broad range of partners to see just how many companies from a plethora of different sectors are utilising our antibacterial technology. BioCote® has an appropriate formulation for every material type and can accommodate your antimicrobial requirements to suit the designated market territories and desired end use of your product.

What are the benefits of incorporating an antimicrobial additive into a product or surface?

Antimicrobial additives enhance the performance of a surface by imbuing it with lasting antibacterial, anti-fungal and antiviral properties. This enables manufacturers to offer products that are cleaner and more hygienic to use, giving them an instant competitive advantage.

Benefits of products which contain BioCote® additives

Benefits of products which contain BioCote® additives

BioCote® antimicrobial additives work 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to reduce the levels of microbes by up to 99.99%, reassuring end-users that their product is permanently protected and therefore less likely to harbour damaging microorganisms. The technology’s ability to minimise microbial colonisation also reduces the potential for staining and unpleasant odours, meaning a protected product will stay fresher for longer and have an increased functional life cycle – offering a significant cost benefit to the consumer. BioCote® silver ion additives will also do not wear off or leach from the surface they are manufactured into, making them safe for use in a variety of products such as baby toys, kitchen appliances and bathroom accessories.

What types of antimicrobial additives are there?

BioCote® offers a comprehensive range of antimicrobial additives which utilise many different active ingredients. This means we have a solution for every possible customer application. Actives include silver, zinc and organics such as phenolic biocides, quaternary ammonium compounds (QAC or QUAT) and fungicides (IPBC).  

What are the benefits of antimicrobial additives?

Antimicrobial additives enhance the performance of a surface by imbuing it with lasting antibacterial, anti-fungal and antiviral properties. This enables manufacturers to offer products that are cleaner and more hygienic to use, giving them an instant competitive advantage.

What materials can an antimicrobial additive be manufactured into?

Antimicrobial additives can be manufactured into a wide range of materials including plastics, polymers, paints, coatings, textiles and ceramics – take a look at our broad range of partners to see just how many companies from a plethora of different sectors are utilising our antibacterial technology. BioCote® has an appropriate formulation for every material type and can accommodate your antimicrobial requirements to suit the designated market territories and desired end use of your product.

What are the benefits of incorporating an antimicrobial additive into a product or surface?

Antimicrobial additives enhance the performance of a surface by imbuing it with lasting antibacterial, anti-fungal and antiviral properties. This enables manufacturers to offer products that are cleaner and more hygienic to use, giving them an instant competitive advantage.

What types of antimicrobial additives are there?

BioCote® offers a comprehensive range of antimicrobial additives which utilise many different active ingredients. This means we have a solution for every possible customer application. Actives include silver, zinc and organics such as phenolic biocides, quaternary ammonium compounds (QAC or QUAT) and fungicides (IPBC).  

What are the benefits of antimicrobial additives?

Antimicrobial additives enhance the performance of a surface by imbuing it with lasting antibacterial, anti-fungal and antiviral properties. This enables manufacturers to offer products that are cleaner and more hygienic to use, giving them an instant competitive advantage.

What materials can an antimicrobial additive be manufactured into?

Antimicrobial additives can be manufactured into a wide range of materials including plastics, polymers, paints, coatings, textiles and ceramics – take a look at our broad range of partners to see just how many companies from a plethora of different sectors are utilising our antibacterial technology. BioCote® has an appropriate formulation for every material type and can accommodate your antimicrobial requirements to suit the designated market territories and desired end use of your product.

What are the benefits of incorporating an antimicrobial additive into a product or surface?

Antimicrobial additives enhance the performance of a surface by imbuing it with lasting antibacterial, anti-fungal and antiviral properties. This enables manufacturers to offer products that are cleaner and more hygienic to use, giving them an instant competitive advantage.