Antimicrobials Used in Biologically Active Surfaces

Apr 07, 2014, 08:25 ET from Research and Markets

DUBLIN, Apr. 07, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

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"Antimicrobials Used in Biologically Active Surfaces"

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Antimicrobials used to provide Biologically Active Surfaces, are finding an increasing usage within the medical industry, followed by consumer products and industrial processes. The Antimicrobials are added via a number of methods to deliver bioactive activity.

Products with Biologically Active Surfaces allow antiallergy / antimold and health claims to be made. The claims are based upon the ability of Antimicrobials to control the number of microbes that live on the surface of treated products.

The report Antimicrobials used in Biologically Active Surfaces, provides in depth information on the market for Antimicrobials used to provide Biologically Active Surfaces. Each of the Antimicrobials used are discussed with value and volume data provided. This is followed by a summary for each of the Antimicrobial suppliers that are active in this sector. Industry influences on this market segment, are also discussed including the impact of current and emerging regulations on the Antimicrobials used. The report concludes with forecasts for Antimicrobials used.

The scope of the study is Global. The overview section provides extended definitions, to provide the reader with a clear understanding of the technology involved. In addition, this section provides an analysis of Antimicrobial consumption by application and region. There is a profile of an ideal Antimicrobial as outlined by end users.

The company profiles section includes a discussion of the companies that have pioneered Antimicrobial development within Biologically Active Surfaces and examines how their available products and services are setting the standards. In this report more than 500 endusers are profiled. The base year for this study is 2013.

Consumer surveys indicate that hygiene is a major issue for a majority of people. This may be due to the rapid growth in Hospital Acquired Infections (HAIs).

Antimicrobials used to provide Biologically Active Surfaces have experienced most success within the Medical Industry where all categories of products are treated. For examples, Textiles are the leading end use application for Antimicrobials used within Biologically Active Surfaces. Textiles consumption is further segmented into Bedding, Carpets, Clothing and Medical Textiles such as Woundcare. Antimicrobials can be incorporated via a number of methods. The leading suppliers of Bioactive Textiles are profiled in the report.

Plastics are also an important use sector for Antimicrobials. Plastic consumption is further segmented into Appliances, Film, Flooring and Medical Devices. The Antimicrobial can be applied as a coating or incorporated into the polymer structure. Purchasers of Antimicrobials include coating, master batch and polymer producers. Each group is discussed in the report.

The future growth for Antimicrobials used to provide Biologically Active Surfaces is positive. Most interviewee's believe that there is an opportunity to sell products that will improve the environment by reducing mould, odours and dangerous bacteria such as MRSA type bacteria. This view is supported by independent market research organisations who are predicting that Antimicrobial surfaces will continue to grow in the future.

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