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Addmaster (UK) Ltd. is a global leader in the supply of technically innovative, premium quality additives for the plastics, paper, textile, paints and coatings industries. One their additives Biomaster is an antimicrobial technology providing fast, effective and long-lasting product-protection.

We also add their Scentmaster additive – a fragrance technology providing a wide choice of flavours, fragrances and deodorising technology for polymers and textiles, to some of our square and pedal bin liners.

Our Sansafe® liners are manufactured to incorporate Biomaster® silver antimicrobial technology, which is added during the film extrusion process, the bags are protected against harmful bacteria and it is proven to reduce growth by up to 99.99%, while an enhanced scent additive – Scentmaster® pine tree fragrance – helps mask unpleasant odours, both inside and outside the liners.

What is an antimicrobial?

An antimicrobial is a substance that will reduce or destroy the presence of microbes such as bacteria and mould.

Is antimicrobial the same as antibacterial?

An antimicrobial prevents the growth of or destroys a wide range of microbes such as bacteria, fungi and moulds. An antibacterial specifically prevents the growth of bacteria.

Are there different types of antimicrobial?

Any substance that has an effect on microbes can be described as antimicrobial, including antibiotics, disinfectants and of course antimicrobial additives, however they function and perform in different ways.

What is Biomaster antimicrobial technology?

Biomaster technology uses bespoke additives to create products that have permanent inbuilt protection against microbes.

Is Biomaster effective against antibiotic-resistant bacteria?

Yes.  Tests against anti-biotic resistant bacteria like Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and Vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus (VRE) have proven that Biomaster is effective.

Download datasheets on Biomaster additives for more technical information.

What materials can Biomaster be used with?

Biomaster is easily incorporated into any polymer, textile, paper, paint or coating.

Find out more about the types of solutions Biomaster can be added to.

How effective is Biomaster?

Biomaster provides 24-hour protection against most harmful microbes for the lifetime of the product. It doesn’t wear off or leach out.

Is Biomaster safe?

Completely. Biomaster is based on silver ion technology, recognised for centuries with no harmful effect.