How many types of antimicrobial additive technologies are there?
Antimicrobial additives supplied by BioCote® commonly utilise one of three key actives: silver ion, zinc or copper. Silver is the most widely used antibacterial technology in the world largely due to its historic success as an antimicrobial, its broad spectrum performance and its suitability for deployment in a broad range of materials and applications. BioCote® also offers a range of organic technologies that encompasses phenolic biocides, quaternary ammonium compounds (QAC or QUAT) and fungicides.
Silver Ion Antimicrobial Additives: suitable for deployment in a broad range of materials and applications, including paints, coatings, textiles, polymers and other material types.
Zinc Antimicrobial Additives: a well-known antibacterial and antifungal compound.
Copper Antimicrobial Additives: can provide antimicrobial protection in preservative and hygienic applications, with substrates such as paints, coatings and polymers being most suitable.
Organic Antimicrobial Additives: including phenolic biocides, quaternary ammonium compounds (QAC or QUAT) and fungicides (Thiabendazole)
We formulate each antimicrobial additive to suit the specific requirements of a product innovator, manufacturer or end user and we are constantly working to develop new formulations that cater for the ever-growing demand for trusted antimicrobial technology.