Offering Antimicrobial Solutions to Improve Your Products

Over 60% of respondents in a 2008 Gallup poll said “products with antimicrobial protection are worth paying a little more for.”

Why is that? Because today’s active life is touch-dependent. Whether it is a computer keyboard or mouse, a TV remote, an MP3 player, earphones or cell phones, the technology that is so interlaced with all we do depends on touch. Yet, common touch surfaces can harbor bacteria and spread infection. As a result, consumers are looking to buy products that have antimicrobial protection and are willing to spend more to get them.

By adding antimicrobial protection to your products, you provide consumers with a compelling benefit in buying your product versus your competition. However, simply including some additive into your manufacturing process or applying some coating or spray is not the complete solution. If that were the case, all products would be antimicrobial. Questions often arise in the steps toward making your product antimicrobial, including:

What do I have to do to comply with EPA and FDA regulations? What claims can I make?
Is the additive I am considering EPA-registered? What are the consequences if it is not?
Will the additive make changes to my product chemistry requiring expensive R&D?
If I use a spray or coating, what durability issues will I face? Will a coating be effective?

Our team of experts can help your organization implement Silver Seal™ protection into plastic, silicone, paint, powder coats, textiles and numerous varied polymers, by using our 5-step antimicrobial solution process. Why not get in touch with us today to discuss your particular antimicrobial needs?