Sustainable Product Development

Microban® is committed to developing antimicrobial technologies and odor control solutions that enhance product performance and longevity without negatively impacting the environment.

Explore our technologies for sustainable product development

Create More Sustainable Products with Microban® Antimicrobial Solutions

At Microban®, we strive to develop innovative technologies that imbue consumer, commercial, healthcare and building products with added sustainability. Proven to inhibit the growth of damaging microorganisms and absorb smells, Microban® antimicrobial solutions extend the useful lifespan of products and surfaces. This built-in benefit can translate into less laundering, decreased energy consumption and reduced wastage, helping to shape a cleaner, greener planet.

Go Clean-to-Green

If a product becomes stinky or stained consumers are more likely to toss it out. Products with Microban® odor control and antimicrobial technologies remain inherently fresher and cleaner for longer, meaning they are less likely to end up in landfills and oceans.

Save Time, Money and Resources

Products protected with enduring Microban® protection remain stink-free for longer. This allows users to wash treated items less often, helping to conserve water, electricity and other valuable resources.

Help Tackle Plastic Pollution

In addition to minimizing staining and bad smells, Microban® antimicrobial and odor control protection has also demonstrated a proficiency for improving the durability of plastics. This means that a treated plastic product is less likely to break or crack under recommended usage conditions, ultimately preserving it's shelf-life and reducing the need for premature disposal.

The environmental fate of antimicrobial additives used within a polymer product is dependent on the antimicrobial type and the disposal method used to deal with the waste in question. These disposal methods can include incineration or landfilling of waste which may contain antimicrobial compounds. Microban® treated polymer products will contain the antimicrobial treatment until the end of their useful life and until recycled. The active antimicrobial additive will be present at low concentrations in the polymer matrix at the point of recycling. If, for example, the polymer is re-melted and mixed with other post consumer polymer waste of a similar type, the active antimicrobial will be diluted but remain in the resultant polymer blend. The antimicrobial efficacy will diminish as the additive is diluted during the recycling process. Even better, some of our technologies further biodegrade to their basic stable chemical forms in landfills.

Invisible Magic: A New Revolution In Plastic Pollution

Capitalize on Certified Manufacturing Practices

As a part of our commitment to health, safety and environmental sustainability, Microban® offers the highest quality products that have earned third party certifications or registrations from organizations such as Bluesign®, Okeo-Tex®, and US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Our technologies are also notified with the EU Biocidal Products Regulation.

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Benefit from Unique Carrier Systems

Microban® technologies are bound into materials during a product's manufacture, making the potential for leaching negligible. This means that, unlike hand soaps and some other products that incorporate antimicrobials, the compounds in our technologies don’t end up in water systems.