PRODUCT：Antifungal Silicone Film
Each year over 150 million critical cases of fungal infections occur worldwide, causing approximately 1.7 million deaths per year. Surprisingly, these numbers are steadily on the rise with a number of social and medical developments during the past decades that have abetted the spread of fungal infection.
Now, Compo-SiL® has good news. We passed the antifungal testing. Compo-SiL® will prevent mold and existing bacteria from growing and give you a beautiful, comfy and necessary environment. The fabric and microfiber upholstery problem with mold and other allergens will be solved. By blending a silicone rubber composition with a zeolite containing a very small percentage by weight of a silver ion, we could obtain a silicone rubber in which the silver ion-containing zeolite is dispersed. The silicone rubber having the silver ion-containing zeolite dispersed therein had significant antifungal activities.
In recent years, silicone rubber is used in a wide variety of applications covering electronic, automotive, and medical industries because of its excellent properties including weather resistance, electrical properties, low compression set, heat resistance, and low-temperature resistance.
The demand for silicone rubber is increasing and there is a need for developing a silicone rubber having more versatile properties. Having an advanced modified silicone surface technology Compo-SiL®, GS recently proposed to add antifungal agents to render antifungal properties in silicone rubber.