BioShield™ is an antimicrobial additive for plastics. By introducing ‘active ingredients’, such as silver, it is formulated into a masterbatch pellet used in the manufacturing process for the desired end-use of your product.
BioShield™ is scientifically proven to provide long-lasting and effective protection against harmful bacteria, mould, fungi and viruses by up to 99.99%, minimising the risk of staining, foul odours and material degradation. Once infused into your plastic, our silver ion antimicrobial additives will not leech from the surface, cause discolouration or affect the clarity of the plastic. Overall, products containing BioShield™ will:
Reduce bacteria by up to 99.99%
Even antibiotic-resistant strains of bacteria such as MRSA, VRE and CRE cannot survive on BioShield™ protected products.
Effective against mould and viruses
BioShield™ resists the growth of unsightly and unpleasant mould such as Aspergillus niger, at the same time it is proven to deactivate influenza A H1N1 and even reduce a strain of the coronavirus family by 90% in 2 hours.
Reduce cross-contamination, increase shelf life
A cleaner product means fewer microbes to transfer, ultimately reducing the potential for cross-contamination. Hence, reducing the potential for staining and unpleasant odours, resulting in fresher and longer product life.
Extended functional lifetime
Added during manufacturing, BioShield™ does not wear out nor wash off, providing an extended product lifetime of surface protection against microbial colonisation also minimises material degradation.
How does BioShield™ work?
BioShield™ is introduced during the manufacturing process and becomes part of the product. It works 24 hours a day, every day, exerting a negative effect on any contaminating microbes causing them to reduce through:
Proteins are essential for the biological systems of life. Any damage to these components causes the failure of essential functions such as energy production.
Cell membrane damage
By disrupting the microbe’s membrane, its structural integrity is compromised, which can cause essential nutrients to leak out and catastrophic structural failure.
Antimicrobials can cause increased levels of reactive oxygen species, which result in damage to the internal systems of the microbe.
The genetic material of the bacteria is disrupted, ultimately stopping the bacteria from being able to replicate by blocking the copying of their genetic material.