Although disinfectant sprays and wipes are very effective at removing bacteria, most will only be effective for around 2 hours after initial application, meaning any new bacteria landing on the surface after that time will survive.

For most of us this doesn’t pose a notable risk to our health or well-being. But those with underlying health problems or weakened immune systems can be at risk of infection from contaminated surfaces.

Only Biomaster protected surfaces offer round the clock protection against the growth of bacteria, breaking the chain of infection in situations where good hygiene is critical.

Antimicrobial protection for surfaces

In situations where hygiene is critical, a surface with in-built Biomaster antimicrobial protection can inhibit the growth of harmful microbes - including bacteria, mould and fungi.

Bacteria will readily grow on unprotected surfaces, and even with regular cleaning microbes can be spread across a room from transmission by hands, contaminated equipment or dispersed through the air.

Disinfectant sprays and wipes are very effective at removing bacteria from a contaminated surface, however most people don’t realise that these products will only be effective for around 2 hours.

After this time has lapsed, any new bacteria landing on the surface will continue to grow.

Only Biomaster protected surfaces offer 24/7, round-the-clock protection against the growth of bacteria for the lifetime of the product.


Antimicrobial surfaces in the food industry

Practicing good hygiene in food manufacture environments can not only save companies from expensive recalls due to contaminated food, but it can be crucial to reducing the risk of outbreaks that might affect vulnerable members of the public.

Biomaster has been tested and proven to be extremely effective against Listeria monocytogenes, commonly found in food preparation areas, and can be easily incorporated into preparation surfaces, chopping boards, footwear and pipework to reduce cross-contamination.


Antimicrobial surfaces to prevent healthcare-associated infections

Hospitals, care homes and dental surgeries all have stringent procedures for managing hygiene to ensure that healthcare-associated infections, such as MRSA, are not spread across rooms and wards where vulnerable patients are susceptible to further illness.

In addition to cleaning and infection prevention protocols, Biomaster can form a key part in breaking the chain of infection and reducing the buildup of harmful organisms on patient bedframes, side tables, trunking and walls and floors.

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Antimicrobial surfaces in the kitchen

Good hygiene starts at home, and preparing food hygienically can greatly reduce the risk of contracting a foodborne illness from bacteria such as Salmonella and E. coli.

Studies from the FSA have found that around 70% of supermarket chicken is contaminated with Campylobacter, the most common form of food poisoning in the UK, which is usually killed off through thorough cooking, 

Preparation surfaces and chopping boards can harbour Campylobacter bacteria, which cannot survive on a Biomaster protected surface when combined with targeted cleaning and disinfectants.

Features & benefits

  • Independent testing

    All of our antimicrobial treated solutions are independently tested at a leading laboratory to ISO 22196 to ensure of a high quality efficacy against the microbes your product and end application requires.

  • Free of charge samples

    We can provide free-of-charge antimicrobial masterbatch samples for you to test or manufacture plaques of your chosen polymer incorporating a specified Biomaster masterbatch and test for you.

  • Expert support - with no licence fees

    Unlike other antimicrobial additive suppliers, there are no licence fees for using our technology.  You get the support of our technical, regulatory and marketing experts free of charge to help make your product a success.

How Biomaster works

Biomaster can be added at any stage of the manufacturing process and is available in masterbatch, liquid or powder formulations for plastics, textiles, paper and coatings.

When bacteria come into contact with a Biomaster protected surface, the active antimicrobial agent prevents them from growing, producing energy or replicating, inhibiting any further growth.

The controlled release of the active ingredient provides powerful, effective antimicrobial protection for the lifetime of the product.

Surfaces case studies

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