Microban® Launches Ascera™, a New Nature-inspired Technology for Polymers and Coatings

Date: 18/09/2023

Microban introduced Ascera™, its latest innovative antimicrobial technology designed for use in olefin polymers and solvent-based coatings.

Microban International has introduced its latest groundbreaking technology – Ascera™. This patent-pending, next-generation antimicrobial technology uses an active ingredient inspired by nature and designed for use in olefinic polymers and solvent-based coatings.

Ascera is sustainable, metal-free and less toxic than alternative technologies and provides the lifelong antimicrobial product protection that Microban is known for around the world.

Known for its antimicrobial and odour control technologies, Microban is committed to developing solutions that support product sustainability by extending their useful life. Ascera exemplifies the company's commitment to sustainability by offering long-lasting product protection while maintaining critical attributes, such as ease of incorporation, safe handling and good chemical, thermal and UV stability. Ascera will work for the expected life of the product when applied to Microban standards, effectively inhibiting the growth of odour-causing bacteria to prevent stains and premature aging of the finished product.

“Microban has always led the antimicrobial industry with technological innovations that contribute to product sustainability,” said Dr. Souvik Nandi, Vice President of R&D at Microban international. “In the past decade, regulatory and environmental groups have put increasing pressure on many antimicrobial additive providers. As a result, Microban has invested significant resources in identifying naturally occurring solutions that are more sustainable and effective. We are very proud to roll out Ascera, which represents the culmination of many years of intensive research. This is the first of an exciting series of nature-inspired solutions that we will be launching in the next few years for different market segments and material types.”

“Our R&D teams are laser-focused on developing a range of cutting-edge technologies that are nature-inspired for the different market sectors we serve. Our partners look to us first for what is next. Ascera will help leading brands to create clean, odor-free and high value end-use products, which their customers will choose to support sustainability and live a clean and refreshing lifestyle”, concludes Michael Ruby, President of Microban International.