Since its registration with the EPA in 1976, the use of the ÆGIS Microbe Shield technology has been used in medical, consumer, building and outdoor environments.
The ÆGIS technology takes a totally unique approach. It provides an effective initial microbial kill when applied, but, unlike the conventional methods, it also provides long-term control of growth on treated surfaces, often for the life of that surface. The surface itself is modified to make it antimicrobially active.
ÆGIS Microbe Shield products forms a positively charged polymer that molecularly bonds to the treated surface, 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 cell. Since nothing is transferred to the now dead cell, the antimicrobial doesn’t lose strength and the sword is ready for the next cell to contact it.