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Study of Inorganic Anti-Microbial in Japan
CHEMARK has recognized the Inorganic Anti-Microbial agent product line as being an important additive growth area and is offering, in collaboration with Monkman International Consulting of Pinehurst, NC, a new report, “Study of Inorganic Anti-Microbial Agents in Japan,” produced by Nippon Chemtec Consulting, Inc. of Osaka, Japan.
Important and even more rapidly growing types of such materials are the Inorganic Anti-Microbial Agents, developed in Japan but also now being exported to the US, Europe, and industrialized countries in Asia. These are typically metal (mainly silver) ion-exchanged zeolites or other metal ion-exchangeable carriers such as zirconium phosphate, glass, silica gel, etc. Their stability at high heat compared to natural or organic anti-microbial types allows them to be incorporated into textile fibers, films, molded plastics, ceramics, coatings, inks, adhesives, sealants, waxes, etc. This in turn is opening markets in food packaging and handling, cosmetics, hospitals and hospital supplies, and in laboratory, day care, and assisted living environments, among others. Resin producers, compounders, film and fiber producers, molders, ceramic product manufacturers, and cosmetic companies comprise a growing list of users of the inorganic types.
The study contents were obtained by personal interviews and analysis by the authors of patents and technical literature. It will be uniquely valuable to research and product planning personnel in companies globally concerned with elimination of mold, mildew, and fungus problems and/or preventing bacterial contamination of individuals or environments. The report includes product descriptions, preparation methods, application developments, and market and price information.