Why BactiBlock Additives? – Engineered Clay + Silver Synergies
The most innovative aspect of the BactiBlock® additive is that purified and modified phyllosilicate clay is used as performance-enhancing carrier of the silver antimicrobial agent. This creates strong synergies between the two materials, especially in terms of efficiency and durability.
Efficiency – Do more with less
During the proprietary production process, ionic silver is linked to the clay surface, obtaining a uniform distribution of the active species within the additive. In addition, the silver deposited on the clay prevents platelet agglomeration, which ensures global additive dispersion. The combination of these dispersion mechanisms maximizes antimicrobial efficiency and homogenous protection of the polymer material.
Durability – The longer lasting solution
The silver species linked to the clay platelets are released to the surface of the protected material at a controlled rate. This ensures a more uniform and long term antimicrobial effect, compared to additives with the active species readily available in the polymer.
More BactiBlock info
- Why Silver?
- Testing of antimicrobial activity
- BactiBlock® Product Grades and Dosing
- BactiBlock® Applications
- How does it work? – BactiBlock®
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