Antibacterial Masterbatch

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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