Jebsen & Jessen Ingredients China & Polygiene BioMaster help power electric car sales

Bringing anti-microbial technology to the automotive EV market

Car interiors are generally cleaned less frequently than other surfaces and areas of our day-to-day life. A recent study found that some items in almost every modern car, including cup holders, seat belts and dashboard buttons are potential hot spots for bacteria. Swabs showed between 100-200 individual bacterial types and the most heavily contaminated samples had between 2,000 and 4,000 live bacteria per swab*.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, awareness of the importance of keeping surfaces free of microbes has been sharper than ever, so it’s little surprise that car owners are among those keen to ensure that their vehicle cabins are as clean as they possibly can be.

BioMaster from Addmaster (a Polygiene company) inhibits the build-up of microbes on surfaces between cleaning, keeping car interiors fresher and more hygienic. The surface protection lasts 24/7 for the lifetime of the vehicle and can be applied to almost any substrate without compromising the structural integrity of the end product.

Jebsen & Jessen Ingredients China is the designated agent of British ADDMASTER in China. Over the years, we have worked closely with Addmaster to promote the BioMaster technology to various fields.

Initially, trials have been successful in incorporating Polygiene BioMaster coatings into NIO Haptex seats. Further trials are being extended to other potential hot spots including handles and steering wheels.

Among the models containing Polygiene BioMaster technology will be the NIO ET7 - NIO’s first saloon, a direct Tesla Model S rival, the top-of-the-line model has a ginormous 150kWh battery pack, with a combined 641bhp from its twin e-motors powertrain, 0-62mph takes 3.9 seconds.

Dahai Meng, Head of Environmental & Material at NIO says, “In order to give our users a more pleasant, hygienic, and comfortable driving experience, ET7 uses silver ion antibacterial additives on the PU leather seats. Polygiene BioMaster technology is the silver lining that will help NIO win in the future”.

"This is a breakthrough in the transport category which we are now heavily investing in. The automotive industry is a very interesting area with huge growth potential, and to start working with one of the most innovative cars of the future, is an important milestone for us", says Ulrika Björk, CEO of Polygiene.

Shengqiang Xiao, manager of the Performance Chemical department of Jebsen & Jessen Ingredients China, says, "The application of silver iron antibacterial technology in NIO not only brings a more pleasant and comfortable driving experience to users but also provides customers with a safer and more considerate driving environment. This innovative application satisfies people's pursuit of health, safety and quality of life, and brings us and the entire industry a new direction and inspiration. Jebsen & Jessen Ingredients China has always been committed to providing customers with high-quality products and comprehensive solutions. With more than 20 years of experience in the Chinese Chemical market. Jebsen & Jessen Ingredients China will continue to join hands with the international community to go far."

NIO, with headquarters in Shanghai, specializes in designing and developing driverless electric vehicles. The NIO brand is considered to be one of the most viable electric vehicle pioneers and some industry experts predict it will soon be seen as a global leader alongside brands such as Tesla.

Addmaster is a market-leading supplier of technologically innovative additives for a wide range of plastics, textiles, paper and paint coatings. Many of the world's leading brands use Addmaster's innovative additives, extensive product range and superior quality to give their products a unique selling point.

Jebsen & Jessen Ingredients China has been adhering to the concept of "diversity, excellence, health and safety", and is committed to importing the world's leading high-quality food ingredients, natural multifunctional ingredients and chemical raw materials into the Chinese market. "Helping customers to maximize product value" is the purpose of Jebsen & Jessen Ingredients China to serve customers. Relying on our rich sales and service experience and the advantageous resources of innovative platforms, we provide innovative high-quality products and technical solutions for Chinese food & nutrition ingredients and chemical industry customers. We also provide clients and business partners with professional services in legal supervision, brand building, import and export, market insight and supply chain management.


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Jebsen & Jessen Ingredients is a leading solutions provider and distributor of specialty chemicals and life science ingredients covering a wide range of industrial and manufacturing applications. Our expert technical sales and responsive customer service teams connect technologies from our world-leading partners to thousands of manufacturers across South East Asia and China. 

In business for over 60 years, we operate six regional business lines: Coating & Resins, Plastics & Rubber, Performance Chemicals, Feed, Food, and Pharmaceuticals & Personal Care. Leveraging our local presence, technical expertise and extensive portfolios, we solve our customers’ problems and keep them updated with the latest market intelligence and trends, creating maximum value for all of our stakeholders and helping bring innovative products to market faster.

  • Direct presence in 8 countries including emerging markets, with local-language technical sales and customer service staff at 17 locations
  • Locally present and regionally integrated distribution partner, with regional technical sales and distribution network covering all of ASEAN and China
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  • 600m² of regional innovation labs provide customers and technology partners with outstanding development and application opportunities
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  • More than 175 technology partners, including many of the world’s leading brands, serving 4,000 customers throughout the region
  • The Jebsen & Jessen Group was the first industrial company in South East Asia to achieve 100% carbon neutrality (since 2011)


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