Last week, an announcement from Kraton regarding efforts to gain regulatory approvals drew the most reader interest (Kraton Seeking Regulatory Approvals for Block Copolymer Use as Disinfectant): “Kraton Corp. recently announced that it is seeking regulatory approval for BIAXAM™, a sulfonated polymer technology with long-lasting self-disinfecting properties that has been demonstrated in studies to quickly inactivate up to 99.99% of SARS-CoV-2 (virus that causes COVID-19) and other microbes. Kraton developed the BIAXAM technology as part of its sulfonated polymer product line and plans to expand product testing and seek regulatory approval for its use as a durable, long-lasting disinfectant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). In parallel, Kraton is pursuing registrations and/or approval with appropriate regulatory agencies in countries outside the U.S.
“Depending on the regulatory approval process or certification requirements by country, Kraton believes that BIAXAM could be used as a coating on personal protective equipment (PPE) such as face shields, as well as a variety of high-contact surfaces such as door handles, elevator buttons, public transportation surfaces, cellphone cases, etc. Additionally, it could be used as a replaceable peel-and-stick film for a broad range of applications, including medical, textiles, building and construction, and packaging.”
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Top 5 News that Sticks for September 13-19
- Kraton Seeking Regulatory Approvals for Block Copolymer Use as Disinfectant
- Maroon Group Expands Operations, Relocates Eastern Headquarters
- Revenues from Smart Coatings and Surfaces for Combatting Bacteria and Viruses Projected to Top $1 Billion by 2025
- Henkel Joins U.S. Plastics Pact, Commits to Meeting Circular Economy Goals By 2025 2nd week at #4
- SONGWON and First Quality Chemicals Enter Distribution Partnership for Mexico
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