Antibacterial Elastomer Compounds from Gummiwerk KRAIBURG
Antibacterial elastomer compounds for customer-specific requirements
Gummiwerk KRAIBURG is developing customer-specific elastomer compounds which has an antibacterial effect. Additionally, the physical and rheological properties remain unchanged.
As well as reducing bacteria by >99% without any additional coating, the antimicrobial elastomer compounds also reduce a vast number of other microorganisms such as mold.
Antibacterial surfaces prevent the formation, development, and transfer of bacteria, mould and spores. The use of certain antibacterial active ingredients damages the cell membranes, thus interrupting the functions of the germs and preventing their proliferation.
Gummiwerk KRAIBURG is developing customer-specific elastomer compounds with an additive which has an antimicrobial effect and the physical and rheological properties of which remain unchanged.
Highly effective with a long-lasting effect
As well as reducing bacteria by >99% without any additional coating, the antimicrobial elastomer compounds also reduce a vast number of other microorganisms such as mold. Even after the surface is cleaned, the antibacterial effectiveness remains for a long time, as the additive is incorporated into the polymer matrix and does not bloom from the rubber. The germ-reducing effect was confirmed in independent laboratory tests in accordance with ISO 22196:2011 and JIS Z 2801.
Customer-specific antibacterial solutions
Gummiwerk KRAIBURG is developing the antibacterial compounds for various types of polymer in the hardness range of 30-90 ShA. The main applications are materials and objects which come into contact with the human body. In busy public areas with additional hygiene requirements, these could be controls, handrails, handles and door handles, blinds and seals, for instance.
The vast offer of polymers and hardness ranges generates individual solutions for various areas of use which can be developed and produced to suit the individual customer’s needs as part of a consultation. The use of different additives means that antibacterial compounds are also possible for applications coming into contact with foodstuffs.
About Gummiwerk KRAIBURG
Gummiwerk KRAIBURG GmbH & Co. KG is a member of the KRAIBURG group of companies. It currently employs around 400 people in Waldkraiburg, around 80 people at the production site in Novi Iskar in Bulgaria and is represented by a sales office in Orenburg, Russia. Gummiwerk KRAIBURG is one of the leading manufacturers of rubber and silicone compounds, develops and produces individual solutions for customer and market demands for over 70 years. Gummiwerk KRAIBURG rubber and silicone compounds are used in the automotive sector, in mechanical engineering, in the oil and gas production, the roller industry and by numerous other manufacturers of molded rubber components.