Antibacterial vs Antimicrobial

The power of antimicrobial additives against a broad spectrum of odor causing, staining and material degrading microbes

What is the difference between antimicrobial and antibacterial additives?

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.

*Please note, any efficacy claims of treated products against specific microbes require successful laboratory test results. This is important to remain in compliance with FIFRA; and making claims against certain microbes may require registration with the EPA.

The right BioCote® antimicrobial additive for your product

Integrating BioCote® technology helps protect your product 24/7 from odor causing, staining and material degrading microbes, helping to keep it cleaner and fresher for longer and extend its lifetime.

When considering an antimicrobial feature for your product, it is key to find the right additive to achieve outstanding antimicrobial performance. Our experienced team of microbiologists, chemists and regulatory experts will assess your material data, production processes, product application and market requirements to choose the best additive that suits your needs.

Contact us today

To find out more about our antimicrobial additives and how we can protect your product with proven BioCote® technology, please contact a member of our team on
1 (800) 622-0225 or via our contact form. We look forward to hearing from you!