PRODUCT PERFORMANCE & SAFETY
The big question is – Why use our Antimicrobial Coating instead of traditional disinfectants? Let’s compare our process with traditional disinfectants?
It’s important to know that traditional disinfectants just poison microbes. However, they quickly dry and stop killing microbes. Plus, microbes may begin to build up resistance to traditional disinfectants over time. That means that you may find it hard to control so-called “superbugs” with traditional disinfectants. These types of disinfectants only work a short period of time. On the other hand, many traditional disinfectants are not safe.
HOW IT WORKS
The Antimicrobial Coating prevents the growth of a wide array of virus-causing bacteria, mold, mildew, algae, and yeast. The Antimicrobial Coating acts like a bed of microscopic spikes that pierce the cell walls of microbes offering a totally new approach to providing long lasting Antimicrobial protection.
The silane base at one end of the Antimicrobial Molecule creates a strong bond with the surface of the substrate, both porous and non-porous, forming a highly durable protective coating. The other end of the Molecule forms a microscopic bed of spikes that puncture microbes like a ‘bed of nails’. The Antimicrobial Coating methodology uses a mechanical process through a positively charged polymer. This polymer combines the physical puncture of a microbe’s cell wall along with a positive electrical charge that ‘electrocutes’ the microbe.
Traditional disinfectants use a leaching or poisoning process and once dry they become ineffective. They are also able to leach into and harm the environment. Another benefit to a mechanical process is that the Antimicrobial Coating has been proven not to create “super-bugs” that build up resistance to treatments.
The antimicrobial technology and compounds represent a new generation of antimicrobials. The residual technology is based on the use of quaternary ammonium silicone (“SiQAC”) compounds as antimicrobial agents either in solvent or in aqueous and stable solutions. By making these compounds water based systems, they become non-flammable and require no solvents for dilution nor any special handling, are uniformly dispersible on almost any surface, and are simple and economical to use because of their extended shelf-life (at least a year vs. a week). Unlike similar antimicrobial products, these characteristics make these compounds and products ideal for use in a wide range of industrial and institutional, household, OEM, medical and food applications.
When the ammonium salts are reacted with certain organosilanes they form an integrated system, and when this system is applied to any surface, it forms an invisible (one molecule deep) and durable (through ion exchange and rapid polymerization) antimicrobial protection. These compounds possess powerful antimicrobial properties which make them very effective against gram- positive and gram-negative odor-causing bacteria, durable and long lasting for months, and valuable and useful for a variety of surfaces, substrates, instruments and applications.
The primary core technology contains no heavy metals, formaldehyde treatment, or phenol groups. Unlike other antimicrobial materials, extensive studies performed by many other companies have shown the above chemistry does not allow or cause microbial adaptation, resistance, mutation, diffusion or migration. It is significantly different from conventional sanitizers, disinfectants or biocides that are extremely toxic and contaminate the environment with undesirable chemicals. Some of the differences are in its chemical nature, effectiveness, durability and safety.
This technology has a unique advantage over all previously known methods and applications: the antimicrobial component material is bonded to the cell or surface. Microorganisms are then destroyed by simple contact with the surface. The coating bonds to almost any surface, creating unlimited applications for the breakthrough technology.
Mode of Action & Break Down
Silane Base: The first section of the long chain molecule is a silane base, which enables the antimicrobial to anchor securely onto the substrate. A covalent bond is formed slowly through hydrolysis reactions, providing long-lasting and sometimes permanent antimicrobial protection against a broad spectrum of single cell microorganisms.
Positively Charged Nitrogen: The second section of the long chain molecule is a bolt of electricity that finishes off any speared bug that survives the sword. A positively charged atom of nitrogen writes the bug’s epitaph. The negatively charged membranes of some microbes will be magnetically drawn to their demise. This mechanical kill negates the need for toxic chemicals.
Long Molecular Carbon Chain: The third section of the long chain molecule is the blade that initially comes into contact with the offending microbes. This acts like a sword that punctures the cell membranes of all microbes coming in contact with it.
Rigorous testing by both independent and World Health Organizations approved laboratories confirms that our Antimicrobial Coating is a cutting edge Residual Nano-Technology that protects surfaces from microbial growth and has undergone extensive laboratory efficacy testing with proven results.
What Duh Fog has implemented its use as part of our infection prevention plan. The Antimicrobial Coating in our key component for our Proactive Antimicrobial programs.
It’s worth noting that our Antimicrobial Coating has undergone numerous independent laboratory tests successfully. The antimicrobial coating has been recently tested in three US hospitals. Hospital 1 has 2,400 patients annually, hospital 2 has 823,000 patients annually & hospital 3 has a three hospital system with 404 beds. The antimicrobial coating has been carefully tested in different areas of hospitals.
The coating has been applied to different types of surfaces and has successfully killed harmful bacteria & microbes.
The average decrease in harmful bacteria & microbes for Hospital 1 was 97.85%.
The average decrease in harmful bacteria & microbes for Hospital 2 was 68.44%.
The average decrease in harmful bacteria & microbes for Hospital 3 was 99.84%.
The results have shown that our product is an effective antimicrobial coating with long lasting results that work!
EPA Registration Number: 75174-10- 92232
ANTIMICROBIAL COATING & INDEPENDENT LAB TESTING
Our Residual Antimicrobial Coating has been proven to reduce the growth of microbe populations on surfaces by up to 99.99% and will continue to inhibit their return for months!
The Antimicrobial Coating has also had positive results for almost a decade in many industries that include: Child care, Independent School Districts, Elite Military Divisions, Professional Sports Teams, Medical, Food Processing, Restaurants, Retirement Communities, Office Buildings and many more. Its manufacturer has partnered with the best, most innovative technology companies in the world in order to implement the best application techniques and determine the optimal application frequencies for the Antimicrobial Coating.