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Sanitized launches advanced antimicrobial additives

Sanitized AG, the leading worldwide producer of antimicrobial hygiene function and material protection for textiles and plastics will be launching two new advanced additives designed for the protection of plasticised PVC. Introducing the two new products, Maria Toscan, product manager at Sanitized explained: “No single substance is perfect for all applications, as each has its benefits and limitations. By combining benefits and reducing limitations, we are able to offer our customers a clear choice of application-specific solutions that fully meet their needs and provide a guaranteed highest antimicrobial efficacy.”

31st May 2013

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Burgdorf

Medical/Hygiene, Protective

Sanitized AG, the leading worldwide producer of antimicrobial hygiene function and material protection for textiles and plastics will be launching two new advanced additives designed for the protection of plasticised PVC.

Introducing the two new products, Maria Toscan, product manager at Sanitized explained: “No single substance is perfect for all applications, as each has its benefits and limitations. By combining benefits and reducing limitations, we are able to offer our customers a clear choice of application-specific solutions that fully meet their needs and provide a guaranteed highest antimicrobial efficacy.”

 

Characteristics

In addition to highly effective and long-lasting antimicrobial action, the two products offer a range of application-specific benefits including:

  • longer life-cycles,
  • improved weather ability and thermal stability,
  • as well as higher resistance to UV and yellowing.

Sanitized PL 12-32, the first of these two products, is a formulation with excellent water resistance and UV stability which make it highly suited to outdoor applications such as awnings and tents.

The second new product, Sanitized PL 12-33 is characterized by high thermal stability, regardless of elevated temperatures that may be necessary during processing, with the ability to retain product transparency. Its properties make it perfect for indoor applications such as flooring and furnishings.

Application

Plastisols, coatings or foams employed in many flexible PVC products are very sensitive to attacks from microbes. Especially in outdoor applications, the extra-cellular enzymes in such microbes can break down plasticisers – and other additives that are susceptible to them. The result is that PVC products become stiff and brittle, cracks begin to form and they subsequently decompose over time. By applying these new Sanitized additives product stability can be successfully increased.

Sanitized PL 12-32 and Sanitized PL 12-33 protects against the unwanted effects of microbes, like bacteria, mold fungi, mildew, yeasts and algae – all of which can cause material destruction, unsightly stains, cross contamination, odour development and biofilm formation.

Sanitized formulations significantly reduce initial discoloration and yellowing in use. The new Sanitized products have been individually tailored to provide the most suitable choice for different applications and to ensure long-lasting effects.

Sanitized AG

For over 50 years Swiss company Sanitized has been developing individual antimicrobial hygiene solutions.

Sanitized is committed to responsible ecological practices with products that use only scientifically researched and registered antimicrobial active ingredients, which have undergone strict, internationally approved risk assessments for man and the environment

The company also offers support for marketing and technical queries, comprehensive testing services, and a universally recognised brand and licensing concept.

Presentation

New plasticised PVC protection for indoor and outdoor applications will be presented at Techtextil 2013 international trade fair for the technical textiles and nonwovens industries, which will run from 10-13 June in Frankfurt.

www.sanitized.com

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