LIFE prevents the deterioration of polymer itself by controlling and eliminating the cultivation and growth of bacteria. The technology is compounded into pellet polymer carrier systems. These pellets can be mixed with plastic resin and molded into plastic products or extruded into fibers.

The LIFE active antimicrobial compound can be incorporated into virtually all polymers, including:

Common plastics and uses

Polypropylene (PP) — Food containers, appliances, car fenders (bumpers)

High impact polystyrene (HIPS) — Fridge liners, food packaging and vending cups

Poly(vinyl chloride) (PVC) — Plumbing pipes and guttering, shower curtains, window frames, flooring

Polyurethanes (PU) — Cushioning foams, thermal insulation foams, surface coatings, printing rollers. (Currently 6th or 7th most commonly used plastic material, for instance the most commonly used plastic found in cars)

Polyethylene (PE) — Wide range of inexpensive uses including supermarket bags, plastic bottles

Polystyrene (PS) — Packaging foam, food containers, disposable cups, plates, cutlery, CD and cassette boxes

Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) — Electronic equipment cases (e.g., computer monitors, printers, keyboards), drainage pipe

Polyamides (PA) or Nylons — Fibers, toothbrush bristles, fishing line, under-the-hood car engine moldings

Polycarbonate (PC) — Compact discs, eyeglasses, riot shields, security windows, traffic lights, lenses

Polyvinylidene chloride (PVDC) (Saran) — Food packaging

Polycarbonate/Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (PC/ABS) — A blend of PC and ABS that creates a stronger plastic used in car interior and exterior parts

LIFE also offer both organic and inorganic additives compatible with all polymers manufacturing processes.

  • Injection molding
  • Compression molding
  • Roto molding
  • Extrusion
  • Blow molding

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