Adopting antimicrobial technology

Employing antimicrobial additives in your products does not need to be difficult.
We will guide you through the process from start to finish, ensuring the process is as straightforward as possible.

Whether you have prior experience of working with antimicrobial additives or have no idea where to start, our friendly experts will help make it easy.  Our in-house capabilities mean that, if necessary, we can undertake the entire process for you.. from initial trials through antimicrobial and mechanical testing to a qualified, production ready material.
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How Radical Materials is working to help combat COVID-19/SARS-CoV-2

​​Some of our additives have exhibited anti-viral efficacy of >99% in 2 hours in non-porous materials, but we are continuing to work towards even better solutions...

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SERVICES: MATERIAL TESTING

Antimicrobial testing

ISO22196, ISO21702 & ASTM G21 testing to evaluate the performance of your materials.

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Are you working
with
?

Irrespective of the materials you're using, we can help...

In many cases the effect can be negative, ranging from an inconvenient but rectifiable colour shift to a catastrophic loss of flame retardancy. Often, the problems are not evident without testing the material and can go unnoticed until it is too late.

We understand these issues and will work with you to ensure our additives do not compromise the essential properties of your material.

If your materials have been plagued by compromised performance, or if you would like the reassurance of switching to a diligently tested alternative, get in touch and we will be pleased to help…

Does your current antimicrobial
cause problems with
?

Introducing any additive to a polymer or coating will inevitably have some effect on its properties, but we're here to help...

In many cases the effect can be negative, ranging from an inconvenient but rectifiable colour shift to a catastrophic loss of flame retardancy. Often, the problems are not evident without testing the material and can go unnoticed until it is too late.

We understand these issues and will work with you to ensure our additives do not compromise the essential properties of your material.

If your materials have been plagued by compromised performance, or if you would like the reassurance of switching to a diligently tested alternative, get in touch and we will be pleased to help…

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How can antimicrobial additives affect your materials?​

Any antimicrobial additive can have a significant effect on a polymer’s properties, ranging from easily rectifiable to catastrophic.

The good news is that these problems can be solved...

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Understanding the impact of functional additives on the mechanical properties of base polymers

Whilst it is always encouraging to see the positive effects of functional additives on the antimicrobial performance of a polymer solution, it is also important for many final applications to consider how the use of such additives might affect the overall mechanical performance of the base polymer.

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SERVICES: MATERIAL TESTING

Q-UV & Atlas SunTest UV exposure testing


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Why use a co-brand if it doesn't speak to your customers?

There are other antimicrobial brands, but doesn't it make sense to choose one that actually means something?

The value of the SteriTouch trademark as a co-brand has been endorsed many times through consumer polls by Ipsos Mori & Google.

The SteriTouch trademark will improve consumer confidence whilst increasing the perceived value of your products. It provides a competitive advantage, increases your exposure in the marketplace and enables you to respond to growing concern over workplace and domestic hygiene.

Which of these brands BEST conveys 'HYGIENE' to you?

July 2020 Google Survey of 1366 respondents in the UK. All genders. All ages.

SteriTouch
32.4%
Biomaster
16.0%
Biocote
5.8%