Welcome to our first Microbial Control Executive Council (MCEC) Newsletter, and thank you for showing interest in microbial control technologies and the impact they have on our daily lives.
The MCEC is a sector group of Cefic, the European Chemical Industry Council, that was established to share with the public the science behind – and the many economic, social and societal benefits of – microbial control.
Every day, microbial control technologies make a significant and often unnoticed positive difference. This technology plays an essential part in safeguarding a wide range of products and processes we encounter every day, from disease control to wood preservation, and from sustainable construction to water recycling. Microbial control is key to helping to protect our health and our environment.
Our newsletter will provide updates on latest MCEC activities and developments in microbial control science and technologies. It also will provide news and case studies that illustrate the impact microbial control has on sectors as diverse as healthcare, construction and water management. We hope that the information in this newsletter will help you understand how the positive impact these technologies can have on our environment, and, above all, on our health and safety.
Our newsletter will come out three times each year – in October, January and June. Meanwhile, you can learn even more about microbial control on our website and LinkedIn page.
Suzanne Carroll, MCEC Chairman
MCEC LATEST ACTIVITIES
This past year, we have launched two new information platforms – our online Microbial Control Information Center and the MCEC LinkedIn page. These were developed to be trustworthy online knowledge-sharing platforms for the latest advancements in sustainable advanced microbial control and to enable us to engage with you.
We started with some basics: what microbes and microbial control technologies are really about, and includes a two minute guide to microbes. You will also find a few dedicated articles and posts that further explain how precisely our industry, and the science it relies on, helps reduce the risks posed by some microbes. Our solutions help in four different ways:
- They protect our well-being,
- They conserve energy and resources,
- They preserve materials, and
- They contribute to building a more sustainable world.
While many of us would make a link between our products and disease control, few are aware that same types of products that are used to preserve industrial water resources also enable us to wash laundry at low temperatures or help save trees. And, did you know that our industry also helps make sure stadiums – such as those millions saw during the European Football Championship or the Olympics – remain structurally sound for decades!