SANAFOR™ Antimicrobial Technology For Plastics, From Janssen PMP, Receives U.S. EPA Registration

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TITUSVILLE, N.J., Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Janssen PMP has announced that SANAFOR PO-5 is now registered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as an antimicrobial masterbatch designed for inclusion in polyolefin materials. SANAFOR controls the growth of microorganisms on plastic surfaces, providing long-lasting protection against bacteria, fungi (mold and mildew) and algae that can cause stains, odor and product degradation.

"With today's heightened awareness of the impact of germs in our environment, the inclusion of SANAFOR differentiates plastic products by adding value and functionality," says Dave Helmer, director of sales and marketing at Janssen PMP. "SANAFOR is safe and easy to use, and its EPA registration gives manufacturers assurance of regulatory compliance."

SANAFOR is applicable to a broad range of products in the automotive, industrial, healthcare, textiles, footwear and home and leisure industries from building materials and appliances to bedding and upholstery containing polyolefins. SANAFOR is easily added during polymer processing and has no impact on the mechanical properties of the plastic. It also provides good thermal stability and has low-water solubility, limiting migration from the plastic.

"Silver-based additives have often been used as antimicrobials, but they only actively protect against bacteria and can be cost prohibitive," adds Helmer. "SANAFOR is a cost-effective option that offers durable, broad-spectrum antimicrobial protection against bacteria, mold, mildew and algae."

For more information about SANAFOR, please contact Dave Helmer at

About Janssen PMP
Janssen Preservation and Material Protection (PMP), a division of Janssen Pharmaceutica NV, is a Johnson & Johnson company. The company is a long-established world leader in the development and formulation of new and highly effective active substances and end-use products for the protection of materials and food. Through protection of our surroundings, Janssen PMP aims to protect the health and well-being of the people in the environment in which our products are being used.

Our mission
Janssen PMP aims to be your reliable worldwide partner in developing sustainable and high-performance solutions for the prevention of biodegradation.

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