Silver Antimicrobial Materials and Applications
Affordable, effective, durable
The new power of silver antimicrobials
Silver is a naturally occurring element that provides effective antimicrobial protection in:
- films and coatings
- injection molded components
The rapid growth in attention to hygiene cascades over into the need for products that reduce the growth of microorganisms.
Physical activity creates a warm, moist, nutrient rich environment stimulating the growth of naturally occurring odor-causing bacteria from your skin. The bacteria are transferred to the garment during this activity.
On untreated textiles, bacteria can multiply exponentially in a few short hours. They consume the amino acids present in sweat and their digestion results in an unpleasant odor.
Textiles treated with Kodak’s product contain millions of micro silver crystals locked onto the fiber to fight odor-causing bacteria. Heat and moisture activate micro crystals to prevent the growth of bacteria and reduce production of unpleasant odor. This results in long-lasting freshness and extended clean.
As a precious metal, silver has been safely used by humans for more than 4,000 years. Kodak’s product combines nature’s power of silver with modern science and technology in a safe and effective system for long-lasting freshness.
A century of expertise available to you
As a world leader in silver technology, Kodak researchers have manipulated the design of silver crystals so they can be applied to nearly all categories of textiles and plastics benefiting from an antimicrobial product.
A great business opportunity
From apparel that remains fresh to deck furniture that resists mildew, products that reduce the growth of microorganisms are selling at a premium. And since silver is one of nature’s elements, you can position these products as one of nature’s gifts—eliminating the concern inherent to many man-made antimicrobial chemicals.