Life Science Tools

Antimicrobial and Clean Surface Technologies

BIOSAFE® is a silicon-based antimicrobial that imparts bacteriostatic, fungistatic, and algistatic properties to coatings and resins for manufactured goods. It is available as a powder, solvent, or aqueous solution. With proper integration, BIOSAFE® products have high antimicrobial performance in ISO and ASTM testing. The active ingredient in the BIOSAFE® Antimicrobial was developed and registered with the EPA in the mid-1970s and has since been widely utilized in numerous applications for over 35 years. BIOSAFE® has expanded the breadth of applications and manufacturing processes by removing the VOCs and making it available in a new polymeric powder. This powder, similar to its solvent-based predecessors, can be formulated into coatings, but unlike its predecessors, the powder can be compounded with polymer resins.



Clean Surface Technology

XYLEX® PROTECT provides a protective coating that can significantly improve surface disinfection by creating a physical barrier that protects surfaces and prevents microbes from finding a home.

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Food Contact

BIOSAFE®’s keystone product, HM4100 Antimicrobial, is registered for safe use in food-contact applications and complies with EPA and FDA, and is NSF 51 certified.

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BIOSAFE® protects plastics from staining and degradation caused by bacteria, mold, mildew, and fungi. King MediGrade® is a super tough, high-density polyethylene building sheet with an advanced antimicrobial technology for protecting the product surface against stain and odor causing bacteria, algae and fungi. Unlike surface antimicrobials, King Plastic’s advanced antimicrobial technology protects against bacterial degradation for the lifetime of the product.

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Textile and Fabric Protection

This new generation of antimicrobial can be incorporated into and applied onto any textile and is therefore ideal for fabrics that are susceptible to microbial contamination.

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Laundry Additive

Certainty® SmartBoost™ is a water-based laundry additive that works with your favorite detergent to protect your clothing between washings. It reduces the risk of bringing unwanted bacteria into the home, and helps eliminate the source of most fabric odors, so your clothes smell clean.

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Foodservice Towels

National Wiper Alliance, the industry leader in custom converting dry non-woven towels for industries such as medical, food service, and aerospace, has selected Gelest an innovator in materials science and the manufacturer of BIOSAFE® Antimicrobial technology to enhance their newly introduced QUAT KEEPER™ Foodservice Towels.

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