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1. (WO2001034686) FLEXIBLE FOAM PRODUCTS INCORPORATING AN INORGANIC ANTIMICROBIAL AGENT AND METHODS OF MANUFACTURE

Pub. No.:    WO/2001/034686    International Application No.:    PCT/US2000/042123
Publication Date: Fri May 18 01:59:59 CEST 2001 International Filing Date: Fri Nov 10 00:59:59 CET 2000
IPC: B65D 81/38
C08J 9/36
Applicants: AGION TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
FREEDMAN, Roger
TROGOLO, Jeffrey
BARRY, John
Inventors: FREEDMAN, Roger
TROGOLO, Jeffrey
Title: FLEXIBLE FOAM PRODUCTS INCORPORATING AN INORGANIC ANTIMICROBIAL AGENT AND METHODS OF MANUFACTURE
Abstract:
Flexible expanded plastic cellular foam having a surface containing an inorganic antimicrobial agent and methods of manufacture of products of such foam has at least one surface that is to be in contact with the user's hand and such surface contains the inorganic antimicrobial agent. The agent, which can be antimicrobial ceramic particles, e.g., zeolite, is present in the surface in an effective amount to kill or retard growth of bacteria. The agent can be placed on a surface of the mold to be formed as part of the surface as the foam expands, or be contained in a coating applied to the surface.