Introducing a New Range of Sustainable Antimicrobial Technologies for Plastics
K 2022 is the world's No. 1 trade fair for the plastics and rubber industry. Featured products range from raw materials and auxiliaries to semi-finished products and reinforced plastics. Taking place from 19-26 October at Messe Dusseldorf in Germany, K will host more than 3,000 exhibitors from over 60 nations.
Microban is thrilled to be exhibiting at K 2022 in Hall 7A at Booth C24, where it will be showcasing a new range of sustainable technologies for plastics.
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Common Polymer Product Applications for Microban Antimicrobial Technologies
Unless you're cleaning it out daily, there's a musty odor lurking behind the door of your front-load washing machine. Over time, water and laundry detergents accumulate inside various components of the machine, creating the perfect breeding ground for mold and mildew growth. Built-in antimicrobial technology can help address this issue by actively preventing microbial proliferation on areas such as the drum, rubber gasket and pumps.
Featured partner: GE Appliances
Food Storage Containers
Given the right environmental conditions, microbes will survive, grow and replicate on food storage containers to create visible discolouration, unpleasant odours and physical damage that leads to early product degradation and disposal. Antimicrobial chemistries can be incorporated into containers at the point of manufacture so that they become an integral component of the product to provide ongoing protection against microbial growth.
Featured partner: Felli
Tiled surfaces are ideal for wet areas, like bathrooms and kitchens. However, humid conditions combined with food sources from soap scum and organic residue can create the perfect breeding ground for microbes. Adding antimicrobial technology into polymer sealants helps to continuously inhibit degrading bacteria and mold growth on the surface of the sealant. This not only improves the performance of the sealant itself but also helps to maintain the aesthetics of the environment.
Featured partner: BAL
Frequent handling combined with cleaning lapses means office handsets often harbor high levels of microbial growth. This can lead to stains, odors and premature material degradation. Embedded antimicrobials actively reduce the growth of bacteria on office handsets, keeping them up to 99% cleaner than unprotected devices.
Featured partner: Poly
Recyclable Privacy Curtains
The persistence of bacterial growth on high-touch products and surfaces continues to be a serious concern in healthcare facilities. The prevention and reduction of microorganisms are increasingly being presented as an essential element of wider infection control strategies. Antimicrobial technology can be integrated into non-woven polypropylene privacy curtains at the stage of manufacture to actively eliminate up to 99.9% of bacterial growth on the surface of the curtain without sacrificing material durability or longevity.
Featured partner: MARLUX Medical