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lifetime of the product, protecting
it throughout the entire life
cycle. In combination with standard
cleaning practices, this
can help keep plastic products
cleaner and more visually appealing
to users for longer.
Antimicrobial technologies
can therefore encourage repurpose
and recycling, helping
to curb the needless disposal
or downcycling of high-quality
plastic materials. However, traditional
antimicrobial chemistries
often rely on formulations
that can spark environmental
and sustainability concerns.
To gain the maximum benefits
from an antimicrobial product, it
is important for manufacturers
to work with a globally trusted
antimicrobial technology company
that prioritises sustainable
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Effective antimicrobial additives must integrate
easily into polymers and plastic products,
offering long-term protection against the
detrimental effects of microbes.
practices and has a strong scientific
backing from extensive
laboratory testing.
Sustainable solutions
'inspired by nature'
For many years, antimicrobial
companies focused on designing
artificial antimicrobial molecules
to protect polymers and
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other synthetic products.
These formulations
were often based
on heavy metals and
consisted of insoluble
powders that were
heavy and difficult to
keep suspended. In
comparison, scientists
at Microban International,
the global leader
in antimicrobial and
odour control technologies,
have found inspiration
from naturally occurring acids
to develop Ascera, a new generation
of patent-pending, heavy
metal-free antimicrobial additives
that can easily be incorporated
into man-made materials
during manufacture. These additives
work by interfering with the
cell membrane permeability of
microorganisms, hindering their
of the environmental pollution
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nutrition
absorption and conversion
processes and limiting
their growth and survival. This
functionality will continue for
the entire expected lifetime of a
product, offering effective longterm
inhibition of bacterial degradation.
The nature-inspired
antimicrobial formulation offers
several sustainability benefits:
It can enhance the longevity of
manufactured products while
maintaining the aesthetic and
functional properties of plastic
materials and reducing the
need for excessive cleaning or
replacement.
ASIA
13-14 November 2024
Marina Bay Sands, Singapore
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PRS Asia will be held in Singapore in November 2024.
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