HAMBURG, Germany - VELOX GmbH has signed a new distribution agreement with Life Material Technologies Ltd. (Thailand), a manufacturer of antimicrobial additives and treatments for the plastics, coatings and textile industries. VELOX will be exclusive distributor in the DACH, Benelux and Nordics regions.

Stefan Rokitta, Product Manager at VELOX, said, "With this new partnership, VELOX is extending its existing antimicrobial portfolio and is able to address new target markets for compounding, extrusion and injection molding applications. We are looking forward to a very successful cooperation with Life Material Technologies."

VELOX will be offering organic and inorganic antimicrobial additives and tailor-made masterbatches for different polymer processing requirements. Key markets for LIFE™ antimicrobial product protection are home appliance goods, bath products and textiles, where effective elimination or killing of bacteria, fungi, algae and other microorganisms is of great importance. "LIFE has price-competitive solutions with regard to the currently increasing demand for antimicrobial technologies, delivering not only reliable inhibition of bacteria and odor but also color as well as temperature stability," said Rokitta.

LIFE's solutions comply with the European Union’s Biocidal Products Regulation (EU BPR 528/ 2012). Furthermore, free antimicrobial testing in accordance with ISO 22196 or JIS Z2801 against bacteria and ISO 846 or ASTM G21 against fungi, as well as testing in accordance with other special organisms, are available upon request.

VELOX GmbH is one of Europe’s leading providers of raw material specialties for the plastics, composites, additives, and paint and coatings industries.