Plastic coatings with antimicrobial additives can help control infections

March 7, 2018

Integrating antimicrobial additives into plastic and polymer surfaces can make them inhospitable to bacteria, according to an article on the Medical Plastics News website.

Silver ion antimicrobial technology makes all kinds of medical surfaces inhospitable to pathogenic microorganisms.

Additives can be simply and cost effectively incorporated into a variety of substrates such as polycarbonate and ABS during the manufacturing process and exert, by either chemical or mechanical means, a negative effect on any contaminating microbe causing them to die.  

Consequently, multi-modal antimicrobial silver is effective against a wide range of leading superbugs, including MRSA, the article said.

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