While they certainly help the environment and sustainable manufacturing processes, recycled plastic products have a tendency to smell due to previous product use. They can have entrained organic materials that eventually emit an unpleasant odor. According to a recent study, these smells can include moldy, cheesy, or acidic smelling molecules. These odors often linger through to a finished product.
Microban has developed a line of non-antimicrobial odor control products to address these production issues. Scentry® for Polymers additives are pellet-based concentrates added to a recycle polymer stream during compounding that neutralize material odors before they are incorporated into consumer and commercial goods. Production conditions during processing will often also improve. Scentry technology is nontoxic and safe for humans, animals and the environment.
Scentry technology uses active particles that contain billions of micro and nano-pores that absorb and trap odor molecules permanently. Since the specific odors countered by any given active depends on the pore size distribution of that material, Scentry actives employ a broad spectrum of pore sizes allowing them to trap a broad range of odors as seen in the figure below. As an added benefit, Scentry technology can reduce odors produced by off gassing during the manufacturing process, helping to create a safer work environment. Further, depending on the manufacturer’s specific needs, Scentry for Polymers additives can be custom designed by Microban to be dual-functioning, combining odor capture and an antimicrobial to help fight against stain-and odor-causing bacteria and product degradation in recycled plastic products.
Scentry for Polymers is effective in wide variety of categories, including trash cans, flooring, camping accessories, outdoor storage, camping furniture, footwear and electronic cases, just to name a few. Not just a single product, Scentry for Polymers formulations can be customized to thwart a variety of specific odors, and is available in light and dark (black) versions. Contact us today to arrange a discussion with our technical team about your specific polymer applications and recycled plastic products.
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