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AEGIS Microbial Shield

The AEGIS shield is a unique chemical technology that can be applied to a material making it Antimicrobially active. The AEGIS Microbe Shield technology permanently bonds (polymerizes) with the substrate and will not leach or diminish overtime. The technology relies on the coating remaining affixed to the substrate.

How does the Aegis Antimicrobial technology work?
The AEGIS Microbe Shield is a reactive silane quaternary ammonium compound. When applied as a liquid to a host filter material, the active ingredient in the AEGIS Antimicrobial forms a colorless, odorless, positively charged polymer coating which chemically bonds, virtually irremovable, to the treated surface. You could think of it as a layer of electrically charged swords. When a microorganism comes in contact with the treated surface, the sword punctures the cell membrane and the electrical charge shocks the cell. Since nothing is transferred to the now dead cell, the Antimicrobial doesn’t lose strength the sword is ready for the next cell to contact it.

What is the difference between AEGIS Microbe shield technology and other Antimicrobials on the market?
Conventional Antimicrobial products penetrate livings cells and kill by way of poisoning the organism. This poisoning technology is applied to a host media where it slowly leaches out creating a “killing field or zone” around the surface into which targeted microorganisms pass. They are designed to act quickly and dissipate quickly in order to avoid adverse effects to humans and animals due to their toxic ingredients.

The AEGIS Antimicrobial takes a totally unique approach. It provides an effective initial impact, like the conventional methods, but it also provides long-term control of growth on treated surfaces for the life of that surface. The surface itself is modified to make it anti-microbially active.

How long does the treatment last?
Since the cured Antimicrobial is non-volatile, insoluble and non-leaching, the treatment should last for the life of the treated surface. Effective levels of the technology do not diminish overtime even after repeated rinsing. (Abrasive or caustic (pH>10.5) solutions will shorten the effective life of the AEGIS Microbe Shield)

Is the AEGIS Microbe Shield Toxic?
No. It does not volatilize, dissipate, or leach onto other surfaces or into the environment. The AEGIS Microbe shield is non-biodegradable. Its chemistry polymerizes where it is applied and forms a permanent bond that lasts for the life of the treated surface.

With over two decades of use, the Antimicrobial technology has been verified by its use in consumer and medical goods including hosiery, surgical drapes, carpets, orthopedic soft goods and even nurses’ uniforms.

How do you dispose of materials treated with the AEGIS Microbe Shield?

New material treated with the AEGIS is totally safe, non-hazardous and can be disposed of in a municipal landfill.

Used materials must be disposed of according to local, state and federal regulations.

Features of AEGIS Antimicrobial Shield

Broad Spectrum Activity
Effective against:
- Bacteria
- Fungi
- Algae
- Yeast


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