Antimicrobials AlphaSan®: antimicrobial additive for plastics, fibers, foams and coatings

AlphaSan silver-based antimicrobial additives protect against odors, discoloration and other problems caused by microbial contamination. They are used in plastics, polymers, medical devices and a wide variety of textiles and consumer goods. AlphaSan works by releasing a silver ion exclusively in conditions that are conducive to bacterial growth. As the ion is not released during normal water exposure or laundering, the additive continues to perform reliably over time.

A simple way to upgrade your products

AlphaSan is easy to incorporate into many polymer and plastic manufacturing processes. It is added at varying concentrations, depending on factors such as environmental conditions, other additives in the material and the desired level of performance. Its uniform particle size ensures low moisture regain and agglomeration. AlphaSan also features high thermal stability, preventing vaporization and decomposition during processing. AlphaSan antimicrobial is widely certified for contact with food and drinking water, making it ideal for use in kitchens and home appliances. It meets the requirements of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and is currently being reviewed as part of the Biocidal Products Regulation (BPR) in the EU. It also conforms with the standards of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the US.

The protective power of silver

AlphaSan provides the time-proven antimicrobial power of silver in a versatile additive that gives superior antimicrobial protection. It is used to reduce the risk of infection in many medical products, including catheters, wound care devices and implants. It also contributes to the aesthetic appeal and durability of clothing and footwear, automotive parts, appliances, sports equipment and numerous kitchen and bathroom products.