The Covid-19 pandemic has fundamentally changed the world as we know it. Hygiene is on the minds of consumers now more than ever before and this is something which is predicted to last by economists and CEO’s across the world. Today’s health conscious consumers now place a large importance on maintaining positive hygiene in all walks of life, and this includes the products they buy.

At Polyblend, responding to changing consumer demand is of high importance to us. That’s why we’ve recently partnered with Biomaster, the market leader in antimicrobial technology. This means that all of the plastisol products we manufacture can now be protected against harmful bacteria, biofilm, fungi and mould for the lifetime of the end product.

So, why does antimicrobial protection matter?

As many of you will know, the plastic industry plays a large role in supplying plastisol products such as grips and handles which can be found on all kinds of tools across different industries. By nature, these products are commonly touched by many different people, which heightens the risk of spreading infection. Unsurprisingly, cleaning these tools sufficiently between each use is largely impractical, particularly in a workplace setting. Incorporating antimicrobial technology into these types of products is an effective way to reduce the spread of harmful bacteria and viruses between users, enabling far greater hygiene standards to be met. At a time where hygiene is paramount, this type of technology is invaluable.

How can you benefit from this?

Incorporating antimicrobial technology into plastisol products reduces the presence of bacteria, fungi and moulds by up to 99% which in turn, also minimises staining, odours and material degradation. Once infused into your product, the silver ion antimicrobial additives will not leech from the surface, cause discolouration or affect the clarity of the plastic. Adding this form of technology will not only allow you to significantly increase the value of your products but it will also enable you to gain a competitive advantage, as well as grow your product range. Maintaining positive hygiene is a top priority for consumers and businesses alike – marketing your products with the guarantee of 24/7 antimicrobial protection enables you to meet changing consumer demands through high quality products.

Want to find out more?

If you’re interested in antimicrobial plastisol at Polyblend then please reach out to me for more information, either via LinkedIn or email mark@polyblend.co.uk.