How Antimicrobial Technology Works


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 25 years and why we are the supplier of choice to market-leading companies around the world.

How antimicrobial technology works to protect your product

Introduced during the manufacturing process, BioCote® antimicrobial additives exert, by various modes of action, a negative effect on any contaminating microbes causing them to reduce.

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 microbe’s 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 microbe is disrupted, ultimately stopping the microbe from being able to replicate by blocking the copying of their genetic material.

How antimicrobial technology works