Biologically active plastics

Embedding silver – a known broadband bactericide – into dendritic polymers in a nanoscale form leads to better dispersion and distribution in numerous plastic compositions (compounds, coatings).

These types of antimicrobial functionalised plastics are particularly interesting in an economic sense in other application areas (household, medical, food) because they effectively prevent the reproduction of undesired and harmful microorganisms. This, in turn, protects both consumers and sensitive system components (e.g. door handles, air conditioning systems, drinking water pipes etc.)

 


Antibacterial TPE compounds with increasing silver content
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