“Antimicrobial technology” describes the collective knowledge, expertise and methods of using additives to create products that are permanently protected against microbes. BioCote® technology can be manufactured into a wide range of materials, including plastics, polymers, paints, coatings, textiles, and ceramics.
BioCote® antibacterial technology is effective against a broad spectrum of bacteria, including E. coli, MRSA, Salmonella, Campylobacter and Listeria.
By introducing BioCote® antibacterial additives during the manufacturing stage of a surface, you incorporate a distinct active agent that can be tailored into a concentrated powder, liquid suspension, or masterbatch pellet, depending on the intended material and manufacturing procedure.
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. During the manufacturing process, we integrate an additive into a surface, which incorporates a particular antimicrobial active like silver ion technology. This additive can be formulated into a concentrated powder, liquid suspension, or masterbatch pellet, contingent on the intended 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.
Antimicrobial vs Antibacterial Additives
Whilst the terms “antimicrobial” and “antibacterial” are often used interchangeably, antibacterial and antimicrobial substances can differ in the types of microbes they are effective against. Whilst antibacterial additives are antimicrobial – not all antimicrobial additives are necessarily antibacterial.
as the name may suggest, are effective against bacteria, including E. coli and S. aureus. Antibacterial substances are successfully applied in a wide variety of product types.
are effective not only against bacteria but also a wider range of microbes, such as mould and fungi. Integrated into materials during manufacturing, antimicrobial additives therefore offer a high-level, continuous protection for treated products against microbes for the lifetime of its use.