Silver vs Ionic Exchange

surface-chargeHow our PROTECT and Industrial coatings work to control problem microbes

Many coatings offer active agents (poisons) in their coatings to control microbes. See Antimicrobials in Products. This list would include silver nanoparticles. It has long been understood that silver has antimicrobial properties but when manufactured in sports clothing and other textiles, silver nanoparticles find their way to the environment through the cleaning process. It is unknown what the long-term effect of this material is to the environment. Additionally, there are German studies that state that silver is finite, and certain bacteria may become resistant to it possibly furthering the problems of “super bugs”.

We offer a safer alternative to control problem microbes. We isolate disorganized silicon dioxide molecules and form a 3 dimensional matrix glass layer between the surface and the environment. Among its many characteristics, the matrix becomes cationic, or positively charged, a natural molecular occurrence that bacteria cannot become resistant to. The cationic agent is absorbed through surface of its bacterium cell wall inhibiting its dividing process, this is “biostatic” or “bacteriostatic”. Our PROTECT and Industrial products do not kill bacteria. This technology has been adopted by some of the largest international companies and governments for its protective characteristics. The National Health Service, McDonalds, Compass Group and many others are now utilizing this technology to protect surfaces from bacteria. No silver nanoparticles, no resistance, and no controversy.

How Does SiO2 Technology kill bacteria? see SiO2 Antimicrobial Technology