CUYAHOGA FALLS — Americhem, a designer and manufacturer of custom color masterbatch, functional additives, engineered compounds and performance technologies, has widened its antimicrobial functional additive offerings to provide protection for more applications in more markets.

While the company has long been recognized as a supplier of antimicrobial additives in applications such as textiles and carpets, acquisitions and ongoing research and development efforts have allowed Americhem to become a full-service provider of antimicrobial additives for manufacturers using resins such as nylon, polyethylene, polypropylene, thermoplastic elastomers, thermoplastic olefins, polyvinyl chloride, and other polymers.

"We are taking our expertise in perfecting antimicrobial additives for applications like odor-resistant garments and are applying that knowledge to help promote public hygiene and general cleanliness," explained Vaman Kulkarni, director, Technology and Business Development, Extrusions for Americhem. "We now offer antimicrobial additives for everything from consumer goods that are frequently touched, like baby changing stations, to applications that require strong antifungal protection, like fuel tanks. We have the tools to deliver solutions at the right performance point for each customer."