Latest from the Lab

SiO2 Universal PROTECT AM Eliminates 99.99% (log 4) of Pathogens Using No Toxins or Poisons

Posted by:

iStock_000050413862_staphStaph infections (Staphylococcus Infection) are caused by staphylococcus bacteria, types of germs commonly found on the skin or in the nose of even healthy individuals. Most of the time, these bacteria cause no problems or result in relatively minor skin infections. Staphylococcus is one of the most serious pathogens found in healthcare.

But staph infections can turn deadly if the bacteria enters the bloodstream, joints, bones, lungs or heart. Staph bacteria can cause skin infections, Pneumonia, food poisoning, toxic shock syndrome, septic arthritis, MRSA and blood poisoning (bacteremia).

The SiO2 laboratory has done extensive testing with SiO2 Universal PROTECT AM which resulted in eliminating 99.99% of pathogens.


Here we show SiO2 Universal Protect AM being tested on fabric according to AATCC 100 standard. 99.99% of the pathogens were eliminated!

SiO2 Universal PROTECT AM has all the attributes and characteristics found in all our SiO2 variants repelling against oil, liquids and staining, its abrasion and static resistant, highly durable, invisible and thanks to its antimicrobial properties, it keeps fabric odor free.

SiO2 Universal PROTECT AM is a multi surface coating which means it can be applied to glass, metal, textile, plastic, tile and more. Any surface that requires bacterial control can be coated, for example:

• common touch surfaces (doorknobs, light switches, elevator buttons)
• health care (surgery rooms, bed rails, touch screens)
• nursing homes
• kindergartens
• ambulances
• washroom facilities
• textiles (bed sheets, privacy curtains)
• food manufacturing
• kindergarten
• nursing homes
• restaurants
• airplanes

Read more about our SiO2 Antimicrobial Technology