Antimicrobial Additive

What is an antimicrobial additive?

 An antimicrobial additive is a specialized substance designed to be blended into various base materials. By incorporating these additives into the base materials during manufacturing, the resulting products gain the ability to resist and inhibit the growth of microbes, including bacteria and mold.

How do antimicrobial additives work?

antimicrobial raw material

Antimicrobial additives, like those found in our AntibaMax technology, function by releasing active ingredients that hinder the growth and reproduction of microbes. This helps maintain a cleaner and more hygienic environment on the treated materials.

What are different types of antimicrobial additives

I. Inorganic antimicrobial additives

Mainly refers to silver, copper, zinc and other metals or their ions, using physical adsorption ion exchange method, attached to porous materials, using the antimicrobial ability of metal ions, through the slow-release effect to achieve the purpose of long-lasting antimicrobial effect.

Many metal ions, mercury, silver, cadmium, copper, zinc, etc. have strong antibacterial ability, but the use of safe non-toxic limited to silver, zinc and copper ions, and silver ions are much stronger than zinc, copper and other metal ions.

Inorganic antibacterial additives have good heat resistance, long effective antibacterial period, low toxicity, no drug resistance, high safety features.

II. organic antimicrobial additives

Organic antimicrobial additives are mainly added to the plastic, by migrating to the plastic surface, to play a sustained bactericidal effect. However, organic antimicrobial agents, when applied to different varieties of plastics, need to consider their compatibility.

Organic antimicrobial additive has the characteristics of fast sterilization, strong sterilization ability, easy processing, good color stability, etc..

But organic antimicrobial additive’s heat resistance is poor (plastic processing temperature is easy to decomposition failure, and decomposition products may cause secondary pollution), easy to precipitate in the solvent environment, easy to produce resistance, decomposition products toxic, safety is not fully determined.

III. Natural antimicrobial additives

Natural antimicrobial additives are mainly from natural plant extracts, such as chitin, mustard, castor oil, wasabi, etc..They are easy to use but the antimicrobial effect is limited. They are also poor in heat resistance, low in bactericidal rate.

What are the additives in antimicrobial polymers?

The additives used in antimicrobial polymers can be classified into three main types: organic, inorganic, and natural. Organic additives, such as quaternary ammonium compounds and phenolic compounds, offer effective antimicrobial properties. Inorganic additives, like silver ions, copper nanoparticles, and zinc oxide, provide potent and durable antimicrobial effects. Natural additives, sourced from plant extracts or essential oils, cater to eco-friendly preferences. Notably, inorganic additives stand out for their ability to withstand high temperatures, making them particularly suitable for applications involving heat exposure

In AntibaMax antimicrobial polymers, we employ a range of effective additives, such as silver ion, zinc ion, copper ion technology. These additives are carefully formulated to suit different materials and applications, ensuring lasting protection against a variety of harmful microorganisms.

Which Materials are suitable to use AntibaMax Antimicrobial Technology?

 AntibaMax Antimicrobial Technology is incredibly versatile and can be seamlessly integrated into an array of materials, including but not limited to:

Benefits of products which use AntibaMax  antimicrobial additives

 AntibaMax antimicrobial additives offer a multitude of advantages that set our products apart:

  1. Continuous Protection: Our additives work tirelessly 24/7, significantly reducing microbial levels by up to 99.9%. This ensures products remain protected, minimizing the risk of microorganisms causing damage.

  2. Enhanced Hygiene: With AntibaMax technology, products become inherently more hygienic, making them more appealing to consumers who prioritize cleanliness.

  3. Extended Freshness: By inhibiting microbial colonization, our additives prevent staining and unpleasant odors. This results in products staying fresher for longer, increasing their overall functional lifespan.

  4. Diverse Applications: AntibaMax antimicrobial technology is versatile and can be used in a wide range of products, from kitchen appliances to bathroom accessories and beyond. It’s suitable for products where hygiene is paramount.

  5. Safe and Reliable: Our silver ion additives, for instance, are safe for use even in products like baby toys. They are manufactured to stay in place, ensuring long-term protection without leaching or wearing off.

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