Antimicrobial Product and Application Development
Microbial Resistant Product and Application Development
Antimicrobial Product Development
There are numerous types and classes of materials used with antimicrobial additives. Each material has a set of additives that will be best compatible with both the material and manufacturing requirements.
Examples of plastic and composite types include: Nylon, Kevlar, polyamide, polyethylene, polycarbonate, polypropylene, polyester, ABS, PA, PE, PP, PVC, polyvinylchloride, polystyrene, cotton, cellulose, rayon, wood pulp, binder, etc.Click here for more about Antimicrobial Product Development.
Microbial Application Development
The first step in development of an antimicrobial product is to determine the microbial performance requirements of the product and the stringency of it's use environment.
Plastics, paper, coatings, metals, wood, and textiles can require different considerations in the development cycle depending on the antimicrobial additive and needs of the finished product.
Generally there are three criteria to be considered for a given application:
1. Which antimicrobial additive fits the application requirement?
2. How much will be necessary for the desired end use performance?
3. When and how does it need to be applied to perform the desired action?