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Plastics get killer dose of antimicrobials

March 30/2012
(polyestertime) -- Porex Corp. of Fairburn, Ga., introduced its antimicrobial Barrier Technology-brand alloy containing a porous base polymer and the chemical antiseptic chlorhexidine. Porex intends to start performance testing with a
medical-device maker en route to commercial sales, said William Midgette, president and CEO.

The microbicidal media kills microbes in liquid and gas streams on contact and can be integrated into porous
media for venting, filtrating, wicking and diffusing applications.

Barrier Technology addresses increasingly more-specific demands posed by infections, and questions about the
level of effectiveness of current technologies including silver ion-based antimicrobial agents, said Rusty Martin,
Porex global manager of advanced solutions.

Hospitals want an alternative to antibiotics in treating infections. Since 2010, Porex has invested several
hundred thousand dollars and the time of a dozen employees in pursuing the Barrier Technology concept.
Author:Anna Larionova
Category:General News
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