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.
Antibacterial additives: as the name may suggest, are effective against bacteria. Antibacterial substances are successfully applied in a wide variety of product types.
Antimicrobial additives: are effective not only against bacteria but also a wider range of microbes. 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.