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Dr. Conner Hodgkiss

A Note on Silver

As a result of the recent classification update, the biocidal regulations pertaining to silver (Ag) compounds are questions that we are being asked more frequently here at BioCote®.

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Hannah Mullane

Navigating UK REACH Regulations with Partner Support and Solutions

The United Kingdom’s departure from the European Union has created a new scope of regulatory changes in the chemical industry. One crucial aspect of this transformation is the introduction of the UK’s REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation, and Restriction of Chemicals) framework.

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BioCote Promotion Top Tips
Dr. Conner Hodgkiss

Top Tips for Promoting BioCote® Antimicrobial Technology

Our Regulatory Chemist, Dr. Conner Hodgkiss, has provided invaluable top tips to help effectively communicate the advantages of BioCote® while upholding regulatory standards. By following these tips, you can confidently promote BioCote® and its innovative antimicrobial technology, ensuring compliance and transparency every step of the way.

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PVC
Josela Renardson

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.

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Lenka Judinova

BioCote® celebrates women in STEM

At BioCote®, we have the pleasure to work with some extraordinary women who decided to dedicate their careers to working within the fields of STEM. We interviewed Ellie Campbell, our chemist, and Karen Seff, our current microbiology intern to better understand the fields they work in and what motivated them to pursue a career in STEM in the first place.

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Lenka Judinova

98% of all antimicrobial additives always ex-stock at BioCote® HQ warehouse

Ever since the Covid-19 pandemic impeded factory capabilities and sown chaos in desperate buyers, the world has been experiencing supply shortages on every level. From toilet paper to petrol, virtually no industry was safe. An industry that has likewise suffered a shortage blow since mid of 2020 is the world’s plastics industry, with supply disruptions that continue to remain visible to this day.

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Lenka Judinova

Team behind Project AMICABLE wins the ‘Innovation in Materials’ award!

On 3rd November 2021, the Composites UK Trade Association Industry Awards made a return to The National Motorcycle Museum, coinciding with the Advanced Engineering Show!
With 300 people in attendance, BioCote® attended the Composites UK Industry Awards dinner for our contribution to the high-profile UK innovation project AMICABLE, a collaboration of six companies within the UK Composites industry.

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Josela Renardson

BioCote® on the Growing Antimicrobial Coatings Market

The past year has seen an increase in demand for antimicrobial products, including antimicrobial coatings. However, antimicrobial coatings are not a new topic and are not born out of pandemic; although there has been more prominent interest. In fact, BioCote® was founded as a response to a need for antimicrobial coatings over 25 years ago and has been supplying antimicrobial additives to the coatings industry ever since.

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Josela Renardson

Thought for Food: A Focus on Hygiene in the Food Industry

The food and drink industry is fast-paced and constantly evolving to keep up with consumer demands. Regulations have expanded in recent years to account for our increasingly globalised supply chains and demand for high quality goods.

It is therefore becoming increasingly important to make the cleanliness of food manufacturing products a high priority.

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