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Soft Elastic News 05/2020 | Antimicrobial compounds
Avoiding crowds of people, not touching anything, coughing or sneezing into your elbow, staying at home ... There are a variety of suggestions for protecting yourself from infection. But some things are simply impossible to avoid.
Keep your distance
Keeping your distance, for example, is easier said than done. After all, anyone who has ever been stranded at the airport or on a train or platform among crowds of people knows that it is practically impossible to keep your distance in such situations. And this is particularly applicable to those who are obliged to face crazy commuter travel every morning and evening.
Hospital infections are a serious problem throughout Europe. Every year in Germany alone, 400,000 to 600,000 of the approx. 18 million in-patients treated contract hospital infections with fatal outcomes for around 10,000 to 15,000 people. Depending on the respective type of nursing and treatment in out-patient medical care, these areas are also associated with an endogenous and exogenous risk of infection. Anything which could lead to the spread of germs through basic skin contact, non-sterile medical products or touching surfaces can be avoided or minimized where surfaces and a wide variety of medical aids are manufactured using antimicrobial synthetic compounds or which display the corresponding coatings.
Hygiene market with a potential
The market for compounds with integrated germicidal additives or antimicrobial coating procedures is growing steadily. And not only in the area of medical technology. Such plastic compounds can also be found in computer keyboards, enclosures and chopping boards, in the areas of electronics, household and catering. And now there is also a growing interest in products for private households. Are you developing a product where antibacterial properties are helpful or necessary or are you looking for plastics with soft-elastic features? We have what you are looking for! And if the standard product is not yet available, we can develop your customized material and support you in the form of regulatory competence, sophisticated application technology, and a high degree of flexibility.