Plastics have revolutionized industries worldwide, offering a trifecta of benefits with their lightweight nature, durability, and cost-effectiveness. They have shaped packaging, manufacturing processes, and product design. Yet, while plastics have brought immense convenience and functionality to our modern lives, they are not impervious to the effects of microbial attack.
The impact of microbes on plastics
Bacteria, mold, and mildew, can thrive on plastic surfaces, resulting in premature degradation, staining, and foul odors. This not only diminishes the aesthetic appeal of plastic products but can also lead to diminished performance, leading to premature disposal and replacement.
As government bodies and consumers champion the need for more sustainable plastics, manufacturers must look to explore new innovations to help address these issues and curtail waste.
Antimicrobial technology: a new era for sustainable plastics
Plastics enhanced with Microban antimicrobial technologies remain inherently cleaner and fresher for longer. This not only helps to extend the lifespan of the product but also promotes wider reusability and recyclability initiatives, reducing the need for premature disposal and replacement.
Common treatable applications include:
Join Microban at InterPlas Thailand 2023
Microban International is thrilled to be exhibiting at InterPlas Thailand 2023, ASEAN’s most comprehensive event for plastics, from June 21-24. The show will attract brands, manufacturers and industry professionals from around the world, covering everything from automotive parts to cosmetic packaging.
Microban will be showcasing our newest antimicrobial innovations for sustainable plastics at Booth 2C40 in Hall 102.