BioCote® defines an ‘Antimicrobial Product' as something that kills microbes as its primary feature.
You're not alone if you're perplexed by all the names and labels. Any substance or component that destroys or prevents bacteria, viruses, or molds is referred to as antimicrobial. Antibacterials, on the other hand, can only be used to destroy bacteria. Disinfectants and antiseptics were the most common types of antimicrobial products in the home until recently. Disinfectants are chemicals that destroy microbes (usually bacteria and viruses) on surfaces such as countertops and toilet seats. Antiseptics are drugs that are applied to the skin to treat wounds and scrapes.