Swiss antimicrobial developer SANITIZED AG has introduced a new solution—Sanitized® PL14-32—for flexible polymer applications.
Besides its thermal stability and compatibility with other formulations, Sanitized PL 14-32 provides water resistance, high UV resistance and no yellowing after UV exposure, the company says. It protects against such unwanted effects of microbes as bacteria, mold, mildew, yeast and algae—all of which can cause material destruction, staining, cross contamination, odor and biofilm formation. The product is supported under the EU’s Biocidal Products Regulation, and the active substances are approved under the U.S. Environmental Protection Act.
Recent regulatory changes have limited the available types of biocides, especially those used in outdoor applications. For example, OBPA was the most used biocide to protect PVC and other plastics. OBPA was withdrawn from the sale in the EU in January 2013. The commonly used alternatives like DCOIT, BBIT, zinc pyrithione or IBPC have different limitations related to the various flexible polymer applications.
SANITIZED AG produces antimicrobial hygiene functions and material protection for textiles and plastics.