Infinity Compounding has launched its new line of INHIBIT antimicrobial concentrates and compounds at MD&M East, which takes place June 18-20, 2013, at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, Pa. The new INHIBIT antimicrobial additives are based on silver functionalized clay and prevent growth of bacteria, fungus and other microorganisms in a variety of applications.
The INHIBIT product allows silver/clay platelets to release to the surface of a molded or extruded part at a controlled rate to produce a uniform, long-term antimicrobial effect designed to last for several years. Current tests of the product’s efficacy against Staphylococcus aureus indicate very strong antimicrobial activity at loadings as low as one percent by weight with no effect on color or surface appearance. Concentrates up to 25 percent nominal additive loading are available in many engineering resins, including PP, PE, ABS, PC, PC/ABS, nylons, PBT, POM, PEI, PES, fluoropolymers, and PEEK.
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