Introducing the PCL Antimicrobial Polymers Range


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.


Polymer Compounders Limited (PCL) has a strong history of manufacturing antimicrobial polymers. Significantly, the company excels in providing innovative solutions for customer needs. Furthermore, PCL collaborates with OEMs and antimicrobial specialists, advancing polymer antimicrobial technology. This process involves a precise science, tailoring each development to specific needs. It encompasses everything from tooling development to creating successful finished products, thereby ensuring compliance and success.

Moreover, PCL’s antimicrobial compounded resins are a result of collaboration with specialists. Importantly, the company avoids harmful additives like Triclosan or nano-scale particles. Also, PCL’s active substances, primarily silver ions, comply with the European Biocidal Product Regulation (EU 528/2012). This regulation aims to remove unregistered, harmful biocides.

Additionally, authorities like the EFSA, FDA, and EPA in the U.S. approve these substances in PCL’s resins. PCL skillfully compounds antimicrobial additives into various materials for OEMs. These materials range from low melt polycarbonate (PC-COM) to PC ABS alloy products (FR PC ABSCOM) in different colors and standard plastic types.

Key applications and Technical implications

Significant applications for the resin compounders 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.

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.