We spray disinfectant in our homes to protect us from germs, or we use a household cleaner to remove the growth of mold or fungi.

Both are examples of how we use microbial control products and technologies to control or prevent the growth of harmful microorganisms, viruses, bacteria and molds that threaten human health or the environment.

Modern microbial control, however, is a science that extends far beyond the protection of our own homes.

Reducing the Spread of Diseases

Controlling harmful microbes is essential to reduce the spreading of diseases, to facilitate the cleanliness of hospitals and public places, for the clean production and preparation of our food, and preserving and improving the reliability and efficiency of machinery and transport.

Effective microbial management also requires an advanced approach to microbial control that moves beyond biocides and into comprehensive microbial control technology.

Advanced microbial control technology involves extensive research to enable the development of new products and processes able to meet the challenges posed by the discovery of new microorganisms or the mutation of existing strains.

Enhanced Efficacy

At the same time, existing solutions have to be continually improved to enhance efficacy while validating that they are safe to use from both a health and environmental perspective and that they continually improve the efficacy and sustainability of processes and materials.

Increasingly, advanced microbial control products are intended for recycling and reuse during a manufacturing process, thus minimizing waste and impact on the environment.
Formulations are becoming more and more sophisticated and innovative, carefully balancing the required length of protection with speed of action and according to local conditions.