Our comprehensive range of antimicrobial additives that we can supply to you allows us to have an antimicrobial solution for every possible product application. Our in-depth understanding of how each additive should be used, allows our clients to achieve the highest levels of antimicrobial performance with their protected products. Registered with the EPA, the antimicrobial additives we supply can provide our clients with confidence in delivering proven and compliant product performance claims.
To verify the antimicrobial performance of BioCote® protected products, we carry out stringent validation testing before our partners’ products go to market to ensure they deliver the required levels of antimicrobial performance associated with the BioCote® trademark.
Proven Test Methods
Working with an impartial testing partner, we commission antimicrobial testing to measure the level of performance an antimicrobial product exhibits. The testing quantifies the ability of a product to reduce odor causing, staining and material degrading microbes, which guides marketing claims about a product’s performance and backs up existing claims for treated articles.
Common test methods for antimicrobial efficacy testing:
- ASTM E2149-13a
is a test method for determining the antimicrobial activity of antimicrobial agents under dynamic contact conditions.
- ISO 22196
is a test method that quantitatively measures the antimicrobial activity on plastics and other non-porous surfaces, which is based on the Japanese Industrial Standard
(JIS) Z 2801.
The testing secures consumer confidence that protected materials are performing to the non-negotiable standards of products carrying the BioCote® trademark.