Antimicrobial ingredients for plastics and coatings

Build in durable product protection

With HeiQ’s antimicrobial additives for plastics and coatings

  • Smart active ingredients and masterbatches to enhance consumer, industrial and institutional products
  • Tailor-made to solve your challenge:
    • Long lasting antimicrobial effects
    • Compatible with all polymers and manufacturing processes
  • Regulatory compliant Solutions and Guidance Services


Knowledge, expertise and the widest range of antimicrobial additives to prevent the deterioration of plastics and coatings by controlling and eliminating the cultivation and growth of microorganisms on their surfaces. Antimicrobial additives can be pre-compounded into masterbatches easily incorporated into polymer products at the point of manufacture including coatings formulations, injection molding or extrusion of fibers, film or sheet. 

Our active antimicrobial compounds can be incorporated into virtually all plastics and coating types, preventing premature product degradation that could be induced by an array of microorganisms including mold, mildew, algae and bacteria. 

…and Regulatory compliance

Chemical substances are regulated all around the world, and substances that control micro-organisms often face even higher regulations, which is why HeiQ Polymers will help you identify the requirements that apply to your products.

Antimicrobial substances are regulated in the United States under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), and in the European Union under the Biocidal Products Regulation 528/2012 (BPR). HeiQ Polymers offers full ranges of products compliant with both FIFRA and the BPR.

HeiQ Polymers also offers many antimicrobial additives that comply with regulations regarding substances in plastics and coatings in contact with food or drinking water depending on region.

Our technical and marketing teams can offer guidance for antimicrobial claims compliance worldwide. Our regulatory compliance services include:

  • Regulatory information and assessment for each product in every market our customers enter. 
  • Guidance and Review of marketing claims. 
  • Access to the HeiQ Polymers portfolio of regulatory approvals and supporting documents.

Some of the many brands we work with:

MANY Leading manufacturers & brands use HeiQ’s antimicrobial additives* & co-branding to:

  • Enhance consumer and industrial product surfaces by durably incorporating antimicrobial product protection.
  • Protect building product surfaces by preventing staining and premature degradation from mold and mildew.
  • Keep food handling areas cleaner by preventing microbial growth between cleanings.
  • Prevent the growth of odor causing microorganisms to keep footwear fresher for longer.
  • Enhance the cleanliness of sanitary, industrial, hospital and medical surfaces between cleanings.

*Uses and claims are dependent on application and regulatory approvals within each region.


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