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Lonza antimicrobials are used to increase the useful life of plastic parts and have been proven effective against micro-organisms in a variety of applications at cost-effective use levels.

Increase the useful life of plastic parts with antimicrobials

Antimicrobials to effectively inhibit plastics from degradation

There is a critical need for antimicrobial solutions in plastics to maintain their integrity and appearance.

Antimicrobials are effective at inhibiting microbial growth which is responsible for the degradation of a wide range of plastics and natural rubbers.

Lonza antimicrobials are used to increase the useful life of plastic parts and improve long-term aesthetics. They are proven effective against micro-organisms in a variety of applications at cost-effective use levels.

Lonza's portfolio of antimicrobial solutions includes Zinc Omadine®, Vanquish® 100 and Vanquish® SL10 antimicrobials which effectively inhibit the growth of mold, mildew and bacteria.

4 reasons to use Lonza Antimicrobials

Lonza antimicrobials offer several advantages and benefits:

High level of protection against Fungi, Bacteria and Algae
Through a broad spectrum of activity
Durable preservation
Long-lasting protection under UV exposure, leaching and Soil Burial conditions
Easy formulation
Fewer secondary effects on other components
Regulatory compliance
Compliance with toxicological & environmental regulatory expectations


Lonza antimicrobials: powerful solutions for various polymers

Lonza antimicrobial products offer protection against micro-organisms in a wide range of polymers including:


PVC preservation with Lonza Microbial Control biocides Preservation of Polyurethane with antimicrobials
PVC Polyurethane
Rubber protection Preservation of polyolefins with Lonza biocides
Rubbers & Elastomers Other polymers
(i.e. polyolefins, silicones, ...)

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Learn about why they are unique solutions to prevent plastics and natural rubbers from degradation.

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Case Studies from Antimicrobials and Biocides Solutions for Plastics

Superior Preservation of Vinyl Plastisol-based Outdoor Furniture with VANQUISH™ 100 Antimicrobial vs. OBPA and DCOIT

This case study shows why VANQUISH™ 100 Antimicrobial provide better protection (than DCOIT and OBPA) of PVC against fungi after weathering and how it successfully passed the AFNOR X 41-514 test.

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Excellent Antifungal Alternative to Tributyltin for Polyurethane Foam: Meet Specifications of FORD™ Motor Company with VANQUISH™ 100 Antimicrobial!

This case study shows some of the results obtained by VANQUISH™ 100 Antimicrobial following the specifications of Ford Motor Company for PU Foams protection against fungi.

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Replacement of Triclosan or Chitosan by Zinc OMADINE™ Dispersion Antimicrobial in Carpet Backing Application

Zinc OMADINE™ Dispersion Antimicrobial has proven to be an excellent alternative to standard biocides by offering superior broad spectrum protection of the polymer matrix.

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Solve your OBPA Replacement Challenge and Protect Flexible Vinyl Flooring from Microbial Growth

The solution for this challenge is a cost-efficient antimicrobial, which prevents fungal, bacterial and even algal activity on PVC. VANQUISH™ SL-10 antimicrobial is a replacement solution to OBPA and offers different benefits.

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VANQUISH™ 100 Antimicrobial: the Antimicrobial and Antifungal Additive for the preservation of PVC in High UV Environments

VANQUISH™ 100 Antimicrobial has proven to be an excellent alternative to standard antimicrobials by offering superior protection to fungal growth on the polymer matrix under high UV exposure when compared to other antimicrobials.

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