Additives & antimicrobials

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Plastics additives

Over the last four decades, products made from polymer blends have become an increasing part of consumers’ lives. Arxada has served the polymer industry with unique customer-specific product solutions offering high quality and consistency. Typical examples for end applications include car interiors, consumer electronics, and ophthalmic and medical devices.

Arxada is a global supplier of lubricants, antistats, antifogs, dispersants, and processing aids. These additives allow processors to optimize the performance of their materials to meet demanding market needs.

Delivering performance in process additives requires a substantial range of technologies. With our expertise in specialty chemicals and manufacturing, we can provide a consistent, quality product. Arxada also has the capability to customize and develop additives based on emerging market needs. 

Antimicrobials for plastics

Arxada and Troy antimicrobials, in particular Micropel®, Vanquish®, Plastiguard®, and Zinc Omadine® products, are the biocides of choice in applications such as  thermoplastics, PVC, polyurethanes, and elastomers. End uses include carpeting and rugs, vinyl flooring, latex and polyurethane foams, sponges, rebond underlay and mats, shoe components, textiles, fibers, and numerous additional items.

Vanquish® portfolio
Vanquish™ Antimicrobials, effective for control of fungi and bacteria, are based on the active ingredient N-butyl-1, 2-benzisothiazolin-3-one. Vanquish™ 100 Antimicrobial is used for the protection of natural rubber and plastic products made from such polymers as polyvinylchloride, polyurethane, silicone, polyolefins, polyester, and others.

Micropel® and Plastiguard® portfolio

Troy, an Arxada company, is the biocides innovator in the PVC industry, with a proven history of adding value and protecting materials for several decades. Customers are maximizing the protection of their PVC applications with the Micropel® and Plastiguard® series.

Now that Troy Corporation, an innovation leader in preservatives and additives for paints & coatings, is part of Arxada, we have significantly expanded our preservatives portfolio, forming one of the most comprehensive product offerings in the industry. In addition to preservatives, we have added Troy’s performance additive portfolio, enabling customers to achieve complete control of coatings, from microbial protection to surface properties and application.