Chitosan biopolymer complex - the microbe-inhibiting preventive component
Chitosan is obtained as a natural resource by deacetylation from chitin. The specific antifungal and antibacterial effects of chitosan products are often compared with corresponding effects of sorbic acid (sorbates), propionic acid (propionates) or acetic acid (acetates) or ethanol in terms of their antimicrobial effects.
For companies handling food or feed, surface treatment in production and storage areas, e.g. of walls, floors, baskets, tables or other surfaces, is a priority. Among other things, it is necessary to minimize or more effectively control mold growth and the occurrence of other hazardous species - such as Legionella. This is especially true for operations with production-related warm and humid environments, such as bakeries or similar production facilities The chitosan biopolymers of bpc specialties are effective agents to persistently prevent settlement and growth of microbes, especially bacteria and mold.