One specialty additive that has become more in demand for a variety of applications is antimicrobials. Plastics infused with antimicrobial agents can help to reduce or mitigate the growth of micro-organisms such as algae, bacteria, mold and fungi on plastic products used not only in hospital settings, but many other environments as well. MicroBlok™, the Plastics Color line of antimicrobial additives, has a number of benefits:
Some of the products for which MicroBlok can provide added value include:
MicroBlok contains ions, either Silver or Zinc depending on product specifications, that are dispersed uniformly throughout the polymer matrix, creating an extremely high-efficiency antimicrobial action. MicroBlok can be custom blended in a wide variety of polymer materials including TPU, PC, ABS, PP and PE, and can be custom formulated for molding or extrusion applications, or any special manufacturing process.
Microblok is formulated with antimicrobials to help suppress the growth of odor and stain-causing microorganisms on the treated plastic. Microblok is not intended as a substitute for good hygiene or to prevent foodborne or infectious illnesses.
Polymer materials with MicroBlok antimicrobial additives from Plastics Color can provide you with that extra level of protection in a wide variety of applications, providing brand owners with the assurance that their products offer the utmost in safety to consumers.