New ColorRx Antimicrobial (AM) compounds from LTL Color Compounders, Morrisville, Pa., contain a silver-ion antimicrobial additive and are available in a wide range of polymers. Both masterbatches and ready-to-use compounds are offered.
The silver-based antimicrobial ingredient protects molded or extruded products from discoloration, degradation, or odor development caused by growth of microorganisms on the article. In FDA-regulated medical devices, it provides added protection from pathogenic bacteria that cause hospital-acquired infections.
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