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What is an antimicrobial agent?

Aug 16, 2019

Antimicrobial, antifungal, fungicide. Bactericides or fungicides are often referred to as preservatives. Regardless of the terminology used, the function of the preservative is to protect the polymeric material from microbial attack. The polymer is affected by microbial attack and will affect the appearance. Mild smell, brittleness and premature failure.

Application of antimicrobial agents

Antimicrobial agents not only have good bactericidal and antibacterial effects, but also have significant anti-inflammatory effects. They can be used for antibacterial and deodorant finishing of various fibers and blended fabrics, and can also be compounded with various polymers under general processing conditions. Antibacterial and mildew resistant polymer products. It has excellent compatibility and synergy and is widely used in the following aspects:

Antibacterial dishwashing detergent

Antibacterial dishwashing detergent belongs to health care type washing products and has broad market prospects. Antimicrobial agent is a new type of antibacterial agent with high efficiency, broad spectrum and safety. It has been safely applied to antibacterial dishwashing detergents abroad. Chinese scholar Zhang Wei et al. reconstituted the antimicrobial agent and ordinary detergent with a mass ratio of 0.3% to obtain an antibacterial detergent with good antibacterial effect.

Advanced fabric hygiene finishing agent

The outstanding advantages of antimicrobial agents for fabric hygiene finishing agents [12] are as follows: high antibacterial efficiency, wide range of antibacterial spectrum, low toxicity to human body, simple processing and finishing method, and the finishing agent is nonionic and easy to Other finishing reagents are matched, and sanitary finishing can be performed at any time. After finishing, the physical properties of the fabric are almost unchanged, and are suitable for both cotton fabrics, silk fabrics, and chemical fiber fabrics and blend fabrics. After finishing the cotton and polyester/cotton fabrics, the fabric still has good antibacterial properties after 50 times of soaping.

Application in polymer products

In general, long-chain polymers containing N or saturated double bonds are more susceptible to microbial attack than polymers of other molecular structures. Antimicrobial agents can be used to produce antibacterial and mildew resistant polymer products, such as high-grade environmentally friendly latex paints. https://www.china-zhufengchem.com/