ÆGIS Microbe Shield and the Environment

The ÆGIS Microbe Shield is the environmentally friendly and user friendly antimicrobial. No heavy metals means no worries. The ÆGIS Microbe Shield addresses the two main ecological concerns associated with leaching antimicrobials: bleeding harmful toxins into the environment and the generation of adaptive organisms (super bugs). The mode of action of the ÆGIS Microbe Shield is physical and its molecular makeup alleviates these concerns.

What happens to the ÆGIS Microbe Shield technology after a treated garment is thrown away or discarded?

A shirt treated with this technology placed in a landfill will break down to basic components in about five years. The ÆGIS molecule will break down into the common carbon dioxide, nitrous oxide, and silicon dioxide (sand or quartz) from which it was derived.

In a highly simplified explanation, the raw material components used to produce the ÆGIS Microbe Shield antimicrobial are much like a cake recipe:

  • Silicon derived from quartz
  • Organic Alcohol
  • Hydrocarbons (oil, like those used in synthetic fabrics)
  • Nitrogen (most abundant atmospheric gas)
  • Add heat, stir and you have the antimicrobial miracle which has become the ÆGIS Microbe Shield.

The creation process is completed when the silane component is combined with the organic component to form our unique organosilane molecule. The rest is history!

The Obvious Choice

All Antimicrobials are NOT created equal. It is important to understand the basic chemical, physical, and biological properties of an antimicrobial so that the most effective and safest antimicrobial can be chosen.

Because of its unique mode of action, inability to migrate from a treated surface and extraordinarily low toxicity the ÆGIS Microbe Shield molecule is the obvious choice to minimize environmental contamination and the development of resistant organisms.

The ÆGIS Microbe Shield Difference

Quality. Safety. Durability. Effectiveness.

  • Does not rub off or migrate onto the skin
  • Controls or eliminates objectionable odours, unsightly stains, and product deterioration
  • Does not create an environment that promotes adaptive microorganisms
  • No arsenic, tin, heavy metals, or polychlorinated phenols
  • Accepted, registered, and readily available worldwide
  • More than 30 years of safe and effective use
  • The ÆGIS Microbe Shield protects against microbial growth, but will not leach onto the skin or cross the skin barrier