Next Generation of Antimicrobial Masterbatches from RIFRA and Microban

Established in 1978, RIFRA Masterbatches is one of Italy’s leading masterbatch manufacturers and has built on its philosophy of ‘We complete your process,’ serving customers from all sectors across Europe.

Masterbatch for Automotive

The automotive industry in Europe is booming with the increase in electric and hybrid vehicles. As the industry continues to adapt and grow, lightweight plastic continues to be a key material in aiding fuel efficiency and reducing environmental impact. RIFRA is proud to say it has been part of the boom, offering high-quality masterbatch additives for interior and exterior use.

Masterbatch for Construction

Building and construction companies use masterbatch additives for a variety of applications, ranging from water and gas pipes to roofing and decking, which also has to comply with strict building codes. RIFRA has a wealth of experience in delivering compliant additives that are applicable for use in polymers such as PVC, ABS, and more.

Masterbatch for Medical

Modernizing hospital buildings and equipment plays an important role in supporting healthcare professionals to improve environmental comfort and manage the spread of infections. RIFRA is well suited for the development of functional additives for medical plastic devices and components.

Optimizing Product End Performance with Antimicrobial Masterbatches

Recognizing the growing importance of producing cleaner, fresher and more sustainable plastic products, RIFRA has developed a new range of masterbatches powered by Microban.

RIFRA's antimicrobial masterbatches contain SilverShield, a scientifically proven antimicrobial technology. The formulation actively disrupts the vital life processes and biological functions of bacteria, meaning they cannot grow or reproduce on a plastic surface and subsequently die.

“Most masterbatch producers have decided to avoid an antimicrobial product portfolio because of the challenges associated with formulation and regulatory requirements. However, we wanted to address the needs of our customers, and have chosen to work with the global leader in the field to achieve this goal.”

- Elisabetta Rampa, General Manager, RIFRA Masterbatches

Key Benefits of Antimicrobial Masterbatches by RIFRA

  • Help create plastic products that stay cleaner in-between cleans

  • Extend the lifespan of plastic products, contributing to sustainability

  • Make plastic products resistant to staining and bad odors caused by bacterial growth

  • Ideal for integration into products and surfaces that are used in hygiene-conscious environments, such as hospitals, schools, and food-service establishments.

For more information on RIFRA Masterbatches and its range of antimicrobial solutions, contact a member of the Microban team today.