360ip’s partner has developed a superior antibacterial additive, based on rare earth-doped T-ZnOw, that combines the antibacterial performance of silver-based products with the low cost of T-ZnOw-based technology. Polymers containing the product have shown excellent antibacterial properties exceeding one year. The partner’s compound provides the following advantages
Less costly and less toxic alternative to silver-based materials.
No discoloration of light-colored resins, unlike silver, which can be easily converted to black silver oxide and cause discoloration.
Can perform antibiosis without UV light catalysis, unlike conventional T-ZnO materials.
No secondary pollution, unlike organic antibacterial agents.