PRODUCT BULLETIN EFFECTIVE 4/2021: Antimicrobial Treatment
It means that Extractor Corporation has taken an added step to protect its SUITMATE® Swimsuit Water Extractor users against viral pathogens.
The active ingredient in PRO-Techs forms a colorless, odorless, positively charged polymer that molecularly bonds 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 C-18 molecular sword punctures the cell membrane, and the electrical charge shocks the organism. Since there is no transfer of electrical power, the antimicrobial agent maintains its kill capacity.
Silanes are extremely efficient bonding agents that can be coupled to other molecules and then used to permanently bond those molecules to a target surface. PRO-Techs antimicrobial silane modifies virtually any surface and transforms it into a surface that will not support microbial growth.
CAS 27668-52-6 dimethyloctadecyl(3-(trimethoxysilyl)propyl) (organosilane quarternary)
Most common offending pathogens: including Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA), Klebsiella, Escherichia Coli (E Coli), fungal organisms (including Aspergillus and Mucor), Yeast-Phase Candida species, Virus (including HIV and Influenza), Mold, Algae, and Protozoa, most of which are antibiotic-resistant.
No. Since the antimicrobial is permanently bound to the surfaces it protects, it does not leach from the fabric to the skin or into the environment. Extensive toxicological testing shows the antimicrobial does not cross the skin barrier.
PRO-Techs does not leach or migrate. PRO-Techs is more economical than silver-based and triclosan-based anti-microbials. Lab proven to prevent the propagation of adaptive organisms (superbugs).
Microbiological testing is what establishes the baseline standard that is used to give validity for use as a QA and QC tool. PRO-Techs has over 15 years of experience in performing extensive microbiological tests such as bacterial retrievals, fungal growth tests (AATCC 30, ASTM G-21) and bacterial growth tests (AATCC 100, ASTM 2149-01). PRO-Techs will continue to protect your SUITMATE® unit for up to 90-days from installation and use.