The true nature of Polyvinyl chloride’s proclaimed antimicrobial properties


Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) is one of the most abundant polymers; with about 40 million tonnes produced annually, it ranks third in terms of global polymer use. This very practical plastic is not popular only for its high versatility, but also for its proclaimed inherent antimicrobial properties. Our Technical Team took a closer look at why this property of PVC could be more complex than one might assume.


Unigloves Antimicrobial Single-use Gloves Part of UG Healthcare, Unigloves is a UK-based manufacturer and distributor of high quality, single-use disposable gloves. With factories in Malaysia manufacturing a comprehensive range of standard and premium grade disposable gloves, they supply over 2 billion gloves each year to medical professionals and specialists in the food, automotive, janitorial and […]


Waterlogic Antimicrobial Water Dispensers Originally founded in 1992, Waterlogic has grown into a global leader in point-of-use water purification systems. Waterlogic are dedicated to bringing the cleanest, safest and best-tasting water to consumers around the world, and their whole business model is rooted in trying to make the most plentiful substance on Earth as perfect […]


Vocera Antimicrobial Communication Systems Founded in 2000, Vocera Communications, Inc. set out to simplify and improve the lives of healthcare professionals and patients globally, while enabling hospitals to enhance quality of care and operational efficiency. Vocera delivers the leading platform for clinical communication and workflow. The Vocera Smartbadge and Badge are wearable, hands-free, voice-controlled communication devices that are purpose-built […]


VESBO® Antimicrobial Thermoplastic Piping VESBO® is one of the world’s leading manufacturers in the thermoplastic piping industry, offering PP-R, PE-X, PE-RT, U-PVC, PE and many other products. For more than 30 years the company has been a shining example of innovation. From residential to industrial applications; from sewage treatment to agricultural irrigation; from gas to […]

Valli & Valli

Valli & Valli Antimicrobial Door Opening Solutions Founded in 1934 by architect and sculptor Pasquale Valli in Renate, the industrious Brianza district north of Milan in Italy, Valli & Valli boasts a long tradition in the design and production of high-quality door handles that combine elegance and functionality with a classic style. The brand is recognised worldwide […]

Tommee Tippee

Tommee Tippee Antimicrobial Baby Cutlery Part of the world-renowned Mayborn Group, Tommee Tippee is an award-winning brand that was launched in the UK over 50 years ago with one simple goal – to make everyday life just a little easier for parents around the world. Tommee Tippee’s baby-led products are loved and relied upon by parents all over the […]


Tech21 Antimicrobial Phone Cases for Ultimate Protection Established in 1948, Teknos and is one of Finland’s largest family-owned businesses. They are one of Europe’s leading suppliers of industrial coatings, with a strong position in retail and architectural coatings. Teknos has production in seven countries: Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Poland, Russia and China. In addition, Teknos […]