SEKISUI KYDEX Launches Premium Antimicrobial Line: KYDEX ION Technology™

Tuesday, June 09, 2020

As the world looks to welcome visitors, customers, and passengers back following the pandemic, building consumer confidence requires high touch surfaces to withstand harsh chemical disinfectants and cleaning agents. Even better than withstanding disinfection measures is the capability to fend off microbes as they make contact rather than fighting them after they’ve settled in.  

KYDEX® Thermoplastics have always been inherently resistant to bacteria and fungi. The KYDEX® MB (antimicrobial) line was launched in 2009 in nine formulations with additional antimicrobial protection incorporated into the sheet that does not wear off over time.   

Antimicrobial technologies have evolved since these initial developments, and teams at SEKISUI KYDEX have created the next generation of high performance, antimicrobial treated thermoplastic sheet with KYDEX ION Technology™.  

Using the power of inherently antimicrobial KYDEX® Thermoplastics combined with enhanced, premium antimicrobial protection, KYDEX ION Technology™ interferes with microbe DNA, which prevents cells from multiplying on the treated surface. KYDEX ION Technology™ materials have been tested to ISO 22196 and JIS Z 2801 to quantitatively measure their effectiveness. 

Many KYDEX® Thermoplastics are engineered to withstand daily contact with harsh disinfectants and chemical reagents. Durable, chemical- and stain-resistant, KYDEX® Thermoplastics are ideal for high touch areas such as checkout stands, counter tops, point of sale, healthcare furniture, medical devices, kiosks, tray tables, and wall coverings.  

To learn more about KYDEX ION Technology™, have a technical conversation with our appLab™ team at or 800.682.8758.