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MOCOM Offers Silver Ion-based Antibacterial Masterbatches for Use in Different Plastics

Published on 2020-11-10. Author : SpecialChem

Bacteria-1MOCOM offers a comprehensive portfolio of antibacterial masterbatches and customized compounds for a wide range of hygienic applications.

Masterbatches for Colored Applications

MOCOM’s antibacterial masterbatches Alperform® HM provides flexible retrofitting of a durable, antibacterial protection of plastic materials in injection molding, extrusion or blow molding. Alperform® HM does not impair the properties of the plastic, such as its color, nor does it restrict the customary design freedom of plastic materials, such as their colorability. The wide range of carrier polymers available for Alperform® HM also guarantees versatile use in all major plastics such as ABS, PA, PE, PP, SAN, TPU or TPE.

Alperform® HM is based on dissolved silver ions, which provide long-lasting antibacterial protection for plastic surfaces. The silver ions are highly effective against more than 50 different types of bacteria such as E.Coli, Campylobacter, Legionella, MRSA and Salmonella. Antibacterial effects of silver ions can be seen after 15 minutes.

Antibacterial Efficacy Certified According to ISO 22196:2011

The antibacterial efficacy provided by Alperform® HM is certified according to ISO 22196:2011. The products do not contain nanosilver particles and are compliant with the EU Biocide Regulation EU 528/2012. MOCOM offers its customers a comprehensive service for these products, including the performance of independent antibacterial efficacy tests according to ISO 22196:2011 and support for proper product labeling according to the EU Biocide Regulation 528/2012.

In addition, Alperform® HM masterbatches are registered in Germany at the BAuA (Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health) and also confirmed in the USA by the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency). Their use in toys or products with food contact is also possible through relevant confirmations.

Alperform® HM products are available via MOCOM or their distribution partner ALBIS.

Source: MOCOM
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