WithStand™ Antimicrobial Technology

WithStand™ Antimicrobial Technology

Let’s face it – germs are everywhere. Whether your customers are consumers, hospitals, or patients, you want to be able to combat surface microbe formation and growth on your product’s plastic surfaces. Compatible with a variety of base polymers, our WithStand™ Antimicrobial Technology provides a safe, effective, durable built-in solution to limit microbe development in finished plastic devices. It also helps to reduce odor, staining, discoloration, loss of mechanical properties and other detrimental effects of microbe growth.


Our customers select WithStand antimicrobial formulations to enhance the performance and value of the products and devices they supply to the healthcare and other industries in the following ways:

  • Increased Speed to Market: By providing a “one stop” antimicrobial solution, the WithStand Antimicrobial Technology portfolio can help customers address their microbial problems quickly and effectively.
  • Lower Product Development and R & D Cost: While WithStand products have already demonstrated effectiveness through thorough testing, our antimicrobial suppliers and analytical laboratories are able to supply additional testing as needed, which reduces the cost of product development. PolyOne can provide R&D runs and scale up to production, further simplifying your development process.
  • Product Optimization: Thanks to our knowledge, experience and technical expertise, we supply both masterbatches and fully compounded materials to maximize the potential benefits to our customers. Choose the preferred solution for your application, including customized antimicrobial, base polymer, and additional color or functional additives.
  • Consistent Product Quality: Our experience working within Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) and our suppliers’ antimicrobial expertise guarantees that your product meets the agreed-upon specifications.
  • Compliance Assistance: The experts at PolyOne can help healthcare customers navigate “antimicrobial maze” of requirements including additive choice, product specification, claims development, and testing – arriving at the perfect choices for their products.Talk with our global service and support team to find out if WithStand is the right choice for your next project.

Talk with our global service and support team to find out if WithStand is the right choice for your next project.

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Case Study - WithStand™ Antimicrobial Dental
Case Study
Additives to preserve clarity and retain opacity developed for dental care products
Color and Additives Solutions Overview
BU Overview
Customized color and additive solutions
WithStand Antimicrobial Technology FAQs
Product Bulletin
Information on WithStand benefits, cost, applications, availability and technological highlights
WithStand Antimicrobial Technology Product Bulletin
Product Bulletin
Healthcare industry solutions; description, characteristics and applications
WithStand Product Bulletin
Product Bulletin
Inhibit microbe growth on plastic surfaces and protect against microbial degradation, mold, and mildew; value and applications

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