Introducing the PCL Antimicrobial Polymers Range

Antimicrobial

           

Polymer Compounders Antimicrobial Polymers Range

Would your brand benefit from featuring products with antimicrobial properties? 

Do not just ‘free dose’ the proprietary additive, there is much more to this.  Speak with the compounding experts at Polymer Compounders Ltd, we have years of experience to share. Compound into your application for guaranteed consistency and protection.

Background

Polymer Compounders Limited (PCL), with its long track record of manufacturing antimicrobial polymers, is proud to able to provide innovative solutions to meet their customer’s needs.  PCL has been working closely with OEM’s and specialist antimicrobial manufacturers, continuing to bring polymer antimicrobial technology forward. This is an exacting science, each development has different needs which require addressing methodically to ensure compliance and the success of your application; from tooling development to successful finished product, providing repeatable results backed up with complete testing data.

PCL has developed its range of antimicrobial compounded resins in cooperation with antimicrobial specialists, and do not use additives with potential health or environmental concerns such as Triclosan or nano-scale particles. All of the active substances, based mainly on silver ions, are being supported within the European Biocidal Product Regulation (BPR, Regulation (EU) 528/2012), which has been put in place to rid the market of unregistered and potentially dangerous biocides.

The active substances used in PCL’s resins are also approved by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), and the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for use in the United States.

PCL regularly compound antimicrobial additives into different materials on behalf of OEMS’s from low melt polycarbonate (PC-COM) to PC ABS alloy products (FR PCABSCOM) of varying colours, also all standard plastics types.

Key applications and Technical implications

Significant applications for the antimicrobial polymer are aeroplane interiors and washroom facilities, which naturally need to be a highly challenging and difficult surfaces for viruses to survive on. In the current global climate and pandemic situation, the application opportunities are almost limitless for PCL’s antibacterial compounds, such as enclosed areas, including vehicle interiors and all ‘high touch rate’ contact environments from handles to switches to computer consoles and phones; the list is endless.

PCL’s goal regarding new developments has always been to create materials that will aid humanity in some way, maybe even its survival! This can be seen in all of PCL’s developments over nearly thirty years. One example of these products is ABSCOM B200C; super strong, super light class-leading PC/ABS alloy that passed all tests required for use in Automotive application. It is the centre console fitted to a global Japanese car manufacturers car interior, along with some other highly specialised products.  Another potential candidate for inclusion of antimicrobial in our compounded product.

With strong and continued investment, PCL has a versatile modern manufacturing plant, the ability to deliver from just a few kgs to many tonnes of compounded antimicrobial material at our two sites in historic Durham.

Legal Disclaimer

Polymer Compounders Limited (PCL) is more than happy to assist you in compounding antimicrobial materials for your application. PCL has the experience to make it happen. In addition, PCL strongly advises that the end-user has entire responsibility to ensure that the material behaves as it should. All materials will be checked by external analytical testing to ensure correct addition of silver ions in our product.