How Antimicrobial Technology Works

The Science behind BioCote® Antimicrobial Technology

How does Antimicrobial Technology work?

Introduced during the manufacturing process, BioCote® antimicrobial additives will negatively affect odor causing, staining and material degrading microbes that can affect the product, causing them to reduce.

Antimicrobial technology is effective, but how does it actually work? Here we explain the science behind our brand that helps create unique product differentiation for businesses around the globe.

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BioCote® antimicrobial additives reduce microbes on protected surfaces through:

  • Protein damage: Proteins are essential for the biological systems of life. Any damage to these components causes the failure of essential functions such as energy production.
  • Cell membrane damage: By disrupting the microbe’s membrane, its structural integrity is compromised, which can cause essential nutrients to leak out and catastrophic structural failure.
  • Oxidative damage: Antimicrobials can cause increased levels of reactive oxygen species, which result in damage to the internal systems of the microbe.
  • DNA interference: The genetic material of the microbe is disrupted, ultimately stopping the microbe from being able to replicate by blocking the copying of their genetic material.


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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!