ABOUT OUR ANTIMICROBIAL TECHNOLOGY
Rather than typical methods of removing germs and mold with chemicals, our antimicrobial, AEGIS kills microbes mechanically.
This means it is safe for people and bad for germs and mold.
On a microbial level, mold, bacteria, and fungi are drawn to electrically-charged molecules. The chemical structure of our AEGIS Microbe Shield is in the form of a spike that impales its cell membrane and destroys the cell.
It is applied electrostatically to ensure it binds with every surface it comes into contact with - coating it in protection.
ABOUT AEGIS - OUR ANTIMICROBIAL
CLEAR, COLORLESS AND ODORLESS
AEGIS® will not change the appearance or alter the material properties of any treated surface.
Unlike traditional antimicrobials like triclosan that work by poisoning cells, AEGIS® does not leave the surface when applied.
NO HEAVY METALS
AEGIS® does not contain any metals or arsenic and will not negatively affect ground water.
AEGIS® is non-toxic and has been approved for use on a wide range of consumer products and medical devices.
AEGIS® has undergone extensive third-party fire, smoke, and toxicity (FST) testing to demonstrate that AEGIS® is non-flammable and safe for the transit industry.
Independent third-party testing demonstrates that AEGIS® does not produce any harmful air borne toxins when applied to a surface.
LET'S GET TECHNICAL
The active ingredient is a conventional quaternary ammonium salt (organo) which is chemically spliced to a silane molecule, resulting in a highly active molecule – (3-trimethoxsilyl propyldimethyloctadecyl ammonium chloride) …that has both tenacious bonding capabilities as well as excellent antimicrobial properties.
During the application process stable bonds between OH- sites on the AEGIS® molecule and the positive charge on the nitrogen atoms (N+) form. The result of this chemical process is the creation of a large co-polymer chemically bonding AEGIS® to the target substrate
Enables the antimicrobial to anchor securely onto the substrate providing long-lasting antimicrobial product protection.
LONG MOLECULAR CARBON CHAIN
The long molecular chain or “spike” is the part that comes into contact with and disrupts the cell membranes.
POSITIVELY CHARGED NITROGEN
The positively charged nitrogen atom attracts the negatively charged cell walls of bacteria, molds, mildew, and fungi.
AEGIS® is registered with health authorities around the world including:
Health Canada: PCP# 15133
US Environmental Protection Agency: 64881-1 & 64881-7
European Union: AEGIS is listed as PT-7 and PT-9 with the Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) and as PT-2 in the United Kingdom