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Biocides 2010

2nd International Conference, 28-29 September 2010, Berlin, Germany

Biocides 2010
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In recent years, greater awareness of the dangers of bacterial growth and food-borne pathogens, global concerns over hospital acquired infections and conditions such as the so-called "sick building syndrome" have boosted the consumption of biocides on a global scale.Nowadays consumer demand dictates that biocides are regularly used in materials such as plastics, textiles and surface coatings to prevent microbial deterioration, enhance function and provide hygienic effects. However, regulatory pressure has also become a driving factor for the overall specialty biocides market in Europe. Product replacement and switching is now widespread due to the impact of the Biocidal Products Directive (BPD) and REACH which both present major challenges for suppliers of biocides and formulators of treated articles - namely the rationalisation of many product lines and the removal of a large number of active ingredients from the market.Both the increased consumer demand for products with hygienic benefits and improved performance and the changing regulatory landscape have led to the formulation of many new biocidal blends. These proceedings cover all the presentations from the conference which featured case studies from key industry players and provided insight into many key developments and solutions to the key issues of the biocides sector; including:• Proposed changes in the regulation of biocides in the EU and their impact• The use of reactive silane chemistries to provide durable, non-leaching antimicrobial surfaces• Formaldehyde releasers as an example of in situ generated active substances• The use of novel, nano-lime dispersions to modify the susceptibility of materials to microbial growth• Antimicrobial technologies for contact lenses and contact lens cases
iSmithers Rapra Publishing; November 2010
190 pages; ISBN 9781847356574
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