Microban International says its ‘latest ground-breaking technology’ – Ascera – a patent- pending, ‘next generation’ antimicrobial technology, uses an active ingredient inspired by nature, and is designed for use in olefinic polymers and solvent-based coatings.
Ascera is reportedly ‘sustainable, metal-free, and less toxic than alternative technologies’, and ‘provides the life-long antimicrobial product protection Microban is known for around the world’.
Microban says Ascera will perform for the product’s expected lifetime when applied according to Microban’s standards, effectively inhibiting the growth of odour-causing bacteria to prevent stains and premature aging of the finished product. “Microban has always led the antimicrobial industry with technological innovations that contribute to product sustainability,” said Dr. Souvik Nandi, Vice-President of R&D at Microban International. “In the past decade, regulatory and environmental groups have put increasing pressure on many antimicrobial chemistries that are currently used. As a result, Microban has invested significant resources in identifying naturally occurring solutions that are more sustainable and effective. We are very proud to roll out Ascera, which represents the culmination of many years of intensive research. This is the first of an exciting series of nature-inspired solutions that we will be launching in the next few years for different market segments and material types.”
Michael Ruby, President of Microban International, said: “Our R&D teams are laser-focused on developing a range of cutting-edge technologies that are nature-inspired for the different market sectors we serve. Our partners look to us first for what is next. Ascera will help leading brands to create clean, odour-free, and high-value end-use products, which their customers will choose to support sustainability and live a clean and refreshing lifestyle."