BASF, Agion Partner For Plastic Protection

BASF will use Agion’s antimicrobial technology to prevent microbial growth on plastics; initial partnership focus is the European market, but will expand to cover global market.

LUDWIGSHAFEN, Germany - BASF AG and antimicrobial solutions provider Agion Technologies Inc. on Wednesday announced a multi-year, exclusive partnership to develop and commercialize styrene copolymers.
The copolymers are used in a variety of markets, from household appliances to automotive to consumer electronics.
The partnership is initially focusing on the European market, but a global rollout is being planned.
“Our partnership with Agion gives us the ability to address the increasing demand from our customers for antimicrobial solution,” said Dr. Peter Wolf, Head of Global Innovation Management, Specialty Polymers & Specialty Foams.
When added to plastics, Agion’s antimicrobial technology will inhibit microbial growth on the surface of products.