KASTUS Plastics is a novel antimicrobial additive that has been designed to be added to the plastic master batch manufacturing process as a powder or master batch LDP or ABS pellet, offering bacteria kill rates up to 99.99% (log 4).

KASTUS Plastics is an active ingredient-reservoir material, which can be added to the mix of ingredients in the manufacture of plastics, giving them enhanced antimicrobial properties. The active ingredient–reservoir particles diffuse through to the surface of the coating and the bound active ingredients are held close to the coating surface resulting in the release of an enhanced level of antibacterial material. The overall concentration in the KASTUS Plastics additive is very low at <1% by weight.

Uses Include:

LOG 4+® Coating

  • Is added to a bulk plastic material at production stage with no additional production steps required.
  • Is effective against various bacteria creating enhanced product benefits.
  • Cost effective and commercially viable for mass market use.
  • Offers unique selling points giving the customer revenue generation potential.
  • Can be tailored for different applications depending on customer requirements.
  • Is supplied in a pellet or powder form with no toxic additives, VOC or harmful bi-products.
  • Will not adversely affect the functionality of the core plastic product.

How it works:

Technical advantages:

  • Antimicrobial test ISO 22196:2007 returned a kill rate under the light of 99.999% against
    (E.coli ATCC 1.5 x106 CFU/ml)
  • Scrub resistance passed in accordance with BS7719 up to 1,000 cycles
  • Low additive volume
  • Impact resistant >80psi BS AU148
  • Humidity test ASTM D2247 passed effective
  • Resistant to cleaning cycles using standard hospital cleaning solutions and detergents
  • Determination of resistance to stains ISO 19712-1:2008

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