PRODUCT BULLETIN EFFECTIVE 4/2021: Antimicrobial Treatment

Extractor Corporation Cares
About Your Safety

Your SUITMATE® has been treated with PRO-Techs® Antimicrobial

What does this mean?

It means that Extractor Corporation has taken an added step to protect its SUITMATE® Swimsuit Water Extractor users against viral pathogens.

  • EFFECTIVE: A single PRO-Techs application provides a protective shield that works 24/7 for up to 90 days and beyond.
  • SAFE: PRO-Techs is non-toxic, colorless, odorless, and durable, making it people friendly and environmentally safe.
  • GLOBALLY RECOGNIZED: PRO-Techs technology is EPA registered.

PRO-Techs Antimicrobial Q&A:

How does the PRO-Techs technology work?

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.

What is the purpose of the Silane portion of the molecule?

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.

What is the active ingredient?

CAS 27668-52-6 dimethyloctadecyl(3-(trimethoxysilyl)propyl) (organosilane quarternary)

Organisms tested?

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.

Will this technology adversely affect the skin or environment?

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.

What other benefits does the use of PRO-Techs offer?

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).

What tests show that the growth of bacteria has been prevented?

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.

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