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Antimicrobials and Biocides Solutions for Plastics

Lonza Microbial Control's 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.

Why and where use antimicrobials and biocides?

Antimicrobial and antifungal alternative to OBPA

Why use Antimicrobials?

Antimicrobials/Biocides 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 have been proven effective against micro-organisms in a variety of applications at cost-effective use levels.

Lonza Biocides and Antimicrobials provide:

Where to use Antimicrobials?

Lonza Antimicrobials offer a broad spectrum of protection against:
  • Fungi
  • Bacteria
  • Algae
Lonza Antimicrobial products offer excellent protection against micro-organisms in a wide range of polymers including:

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Lonza is a business unit of Lonza Group Ltd.
OMADINE is a trademark of Arch Chemicals, Inc. and its affiliates. Arch is now part of Lonza.

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Case Studies

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.


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.


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.


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.


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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