Bacterial growth is inhibited on plastic surfaces made from ALCOM Hygienic Material (HM) polymer compounds.
UK-based technical polymer compounder and distributor, ALBIS UK, will be giving away free antimicrobial bags for life to visitors to its stand at Interplas.
The bags are protected with ‘Biomaster’ antimicrobial technology, developed by ALBIS’ UK-based technology partner, Addmaster, following extensive work with the UK’s Food Standards Agency (FSA).
The bags are designed to promote ALBIS’ own brand of pre-approved compounds with built-in antimicrobial protection, namely ‘ALCOM Hygienic Material (HM) Biomaster Protected’, available in a wide range of base polymers.
Made exclusively by UK manufacturer, Solent Group, the bags have been treated with Biomaster technology, which is proven to inhibit the growth of bacteria that might otherwise transfer from the bag into groceries.
When bacteria comes into contact with the surface of an ALCOM HM polymer compound, it is unable to replicate, and therefore dies. The active agent that achieves this protection, a silver ion additive, is built into the material during the manufacturing process and as a result the protection lasts for the lifetime of the product.
"ALCOM Hygienic Material polymer compounds with Biomaster antimicrobial technology are ideal for product design engineers looking for pre-approved antimicrobial plastic surfaces,” explained ALBIS Product Manager, Sam Anson. “Working with a compound allows efficacy tests to be performed on the compound’s formulation, providing peace of mind that no matter how the plastic part is formed, the antimicrobial protection will be built in and pre-approved.”
ALBIS UK – Stand G60