Active Micro Technologies launches fungus-busting active for packaged beauty goods

By Julia Wray 8-Dec-2021

AMTicide VAF delivers moisturising and antifungal activity for headspace protection

Active Micro Technologies has unveiled AMTicide VAF, which can prevent or inhibit fungal growth within a closed container housing a product.

The co-ferment (INCI: Propanediol and Bacillus ferment and Saccharomyces ferment filtrate) is claimed to eliminate the need for conventional preservatives.

While many alternative preservatives are non-volatile and cannot evaporate to prevent microbial growth inside the packaging, Bacillus spp. can produce non-volatile and volatile secondary metabolites that exhibit antifungal activity.

Saccharomyces boulardii, meanwhile, is a probiotic strain of yeast, which can interact with other microorganisms.

This co-inoculation is claimed to capture an enhanced production of volatile compounds by the Bacillus cells.

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Through selective filtration techniques, the volatile organic metabolites are isolated and extracted to deliver a high-potency volatile agent that delivers moisturising and antifungal activities for effective headspace protection.