Antibacterial Masterbatch

Untreated plastic articles can be attacked by microbic growth causing unsightly discoloration, unpleasant odors, and polymer degradation issues.

Antimicrobial additives can be incorporated with plastic resins during compounding or as a masterbatch during molding and provide a biocide treatment to control microbes.

Common microbes antimicrobials can be effective against include

  • Mold fungi
  • Mildew fungi
  • Algae
  • Yeasts
  • Other microbes

Multiple antimicrobial technologies are available which are compatible with wide variety thermoplastic resins

  • Silver-based antimicrobials
    Silver has been used for centuries as a biosatic agent. When contacted by moisture an electrochemical reaction releases silver ions. These ions penetrate microbes rendering them unable to function, grow, or reproduce

A wide variety of plastic articles are suitable* for antimicrobial treatment

  • Medical devices, FDA 510(k)
  • Sports and recreation equipment
  • Food processing and handling machinery
  • Business machines and consumer appliances
  • General household goods
  • Textile films & fibers
  • Transportation interiors
  • Construction supplies
  • Any outdoor applications