Plastics & Polymers

Antimicrobial* Additives for Plastics & Polymers

High-performance antimicrobial protection for plastics

Formulated into concentrated powder or masterbatch pellets to suit your molding or extrusion process, premium-quality antimicrobial additives supplied by BioCote can easily and cost-effectively be integrated into any polymer material and polymer blend during manufacturing without affecting the color of the material.

By preserving your product with antimicrobial technology, your customers will benefit from additional product quality, durability and usability.

Benefits of antimicrobial technology
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Material applications for antimicrobial plastic additives

Integrating BioCote® technology helps protect your product from odor causing, staining and material degrading microbes, helping to keep it clean and fresh and prevent material degradation.

The comprehensive portfolio of antimicrobial additives supplied by BioCote® is suitable for a wide range of engineering plastics and commodity polymers.

Engineering Plastics:

  • PC/ABS blends
  • Polyamide (Nylon PA 6, PA 66)
  • Polybutylene terephthalate (PBT)
  • Polycarbonate (PC)
  • Polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA)
  • Polyoxymethylene (POM)
  • Thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU)

Commodity Polymers:

  • Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS)
  • High impact polystyrene (HIPS)
  • Polyethylene (PE/HDPE/ LDPE)
  • Polypropylene (PP)
  • Polyvinyl chloride (PVC)

Benefits of antimicrobial plastic protection by BioCote®

Proven

Antimicrobial additives from BioCote® act in minutes to reduce the number of microbes on protected plastics and polymers continuously around the clock.

Effective

BioCote® technology is scientifically proven to protect against a broad range of microbes including mold and fungi, thus minimizing the risk of staining, bad odors and premature material degradation.

Permanent

Once integrated into your polymer or plastics material, the antimicrobial additives supplied by BioCote® will protect the material without causing discoloration or affecting the final finish.

Approved for use

Following 25 years of use and independent performance testing of BioCote® technology, the active substances of our antimicrobial additives for coatings and paints are notified with the EU Biocidal Products Regulation (BPR) and registered with the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Trusted

BioCote® antimicrobial technology is trusted by leading brands, manufacturers and product innovators of plastics and polymer products around the globe, including AkzoNobel, Cardinal Paints and Powder Technology, Inc. and many more.

Proven quality and performance of antimicrobial additives by BioCote®

BioCote® partners and clients have come to rely on the quality and efficacy of the antimicrobial additives we supply. To ensure the additives meet those high expectations at all times, we apply stringent quality control parameters and test protocols prior to shipping.

Once integrated into materials, we also carry out validation testing before our partners’ products go to market to ensure they deliver the required levels of antimicrobial performance associated with the BioCote® trademark. Find out more about our antimicrobial performance testing.

Which Antimicrobial Plastic Additive Would BioCote® Recommend for my Product?

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Which Antimicrobial Plastic Additive Would BioCote® Recommend for my Product?

Short of time? Use our intuitive widget to see which antimicrobial plastic additive we would recommend for your product.

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