RTP Company Partners with Nanobiomatters to Market Antimicrobial Masterbatches with BactiBlock® Technology
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580 E. Front St.
Winona, MN, 55987
Press release date: April 11, 2012
WINONA, Minn., USA - RTP Company, a global custom compounder of engineered thermoplastics, announced that it has entered into a sales and manufacturing agreement with additive supplier Nanobiomatters Industries S.L. to use their BactiBlock® silver-based antimicrobial technology in RTP Company's line of antimicrobial products. The patented and EPA-registered BactiBlock® antimicrobial product can be used by plastic processors as an additive masterbatch in a variety of molding and extrusion processes.
Jean Sirois, General Manager of the Color Division of RTP Company, states; "the BactiBlock® additives are an exciting addition to RTP's product range because the unique clay carrier used in the product creates a very efficient delivery system for silver ions. This ensures that BactiBlock is highly cost competitive, fast acting, durable and has exceptional polymer compatibility."
Ole Faarbaek, Nanobiomatters North America VP, states; "This agreement with RTP Company allows us to reach a broader market with our additives, combined with the high level of manufacturing excellence, technical expertise and service that the customers has come to expect and appreciate from RTP Company."
Silver-based antimicrobial solutions like BactiBlock® are gaining market share in the plastics industry due to low dosing and broad spectrum antimicrobial functionality, which create an efficient protection against polymer degradation caused by bacteria, mold and mildew fungi, and algae that can cause odor, discoloration and other polymer issues.
Furthermore, Ionic silver is a multi-site antimicrobial, which is an advantage compared to many organic solutions that only offer 1-site functionality. The ionic silver not only disrupts folic acid synthesis, but it also disrupts protein synthesis, inhibits DNA synthesis, disrupts electron transport and interferes with cell wall synthesis.
RTP Company's masterbatches with BactiBlock® can be used at normal polymer processing temperatures and will soon be available for applications in a wide range of polymer systems, ranging from polyolefins to engineering plastics.
RTP Company antimicrobial additive masterbatches with BactiBlock® are an economical and easy-to-use solution to protect plastic articles from degradation by microbial growth. This makes them ideal for applications in furniture, athletic equipment, personal care items, office supplies, health care environments, housewares and others. Applications include injection-molded items and extruded profiles, sheet and film.
For more information on RTP masterbatches with BactiBlock®, contact RTP Company at +1 507-454-6900 or +1 800-433-4787, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on Nanobiomatters, please email at email@example.com or call +1 617 273 8092
About RTP Company
RTP Company, headquartered in Winona, Minn., is a global compounder of custom engineered thermoplastics. The company has 11 manufacturing plants on three continents, plus sales representatives throughout the Americas, Europe, and Asia. RTP Company's engineers develop customized thermoplastic compounds in over 60 different engineering resin systems for applications requiring color, conductive, elastomeric, flame retardant, high temperature, structural, and wear resistant properties. www.rtpcompany.com.
Nanobiomatters, headquartered in Spain, is a material science company that specializes in engineered clay-based additives. Nanobiomatters has subsidiaries in North America and Japan and will be opening a new subsidiary in Brazil in the near future. In addition to BactiBlock® antimicrobial products, their product line includes other specialty additives such and O2Block® EVOH Barrier and Scavenger additives. Nanobiomatters has an additive production capacity of 2500t/year. For more information, please visit www.nanobiomatters.com.