Product Technology

Our technology polymerizes (bonds) to surfaces resulting in a strong, durable, invisible, effective and extremely safe barrier that controls and prevents the growth of microorganisms. It is proven to control and prevent the growth of an extremely wide range of microorganisms such as bacteria, algae, yeasts, mould, and mildew.

MicroClean is not a disinfectant. It is a long acting antimicrobial.

MicroClean is an enduring antimicrobial surface treatment which has the following properties:

  • Compatible with virtually all substrates, including natural and synthetic fibers.
  • Does not create an environment that promotes adaptive microorganisms.
  • No arsenic, tin, heavy metals, or polychlorinated phenols.
  • Does not rub off or migrate onto the skin.

The technical active ingredient is a conventional quaternary ammonium salt (organo) which is chemically spliced to a silane molecule, resulting in a highly active molecule (3-trimethoxsilylpro­pyldimethyloctadecyl ammonium chloride) that has both tenacious bonding capabilities as well as excellent antimicrobial properties.

During the application process stable bonds between OH- sites on the product molecule and the positive charge on the nitrogen atoms (N+) form. The result of this chemical process is the creation of a large co-polymer chemically bonding the product to the target substrate.

Silane Base – enables the antimicrobial to anchor securely onto the substrate providing long-lasting antimicrobial protection

Positively Charged Nitrogen – The positively charged atom of nitrogen attracts negatively charged microbes.

Long Molecular Carbon Chain – The long molecular chain or “spike” that comes into contact with offending microbes.  This carbon “spike” acts like a sword that punctures the cell membranes of all microbes coming in contact with it.

Think of MicroClean as a microscopic sword and a treated surface acting like bed of nails or swords. MicroClean modifies treated surfaces creating an inhospitable environment for microbes including bacteria, fungus and mold – in other words microbes cannot live on surfaces protected by MicroClean. The positive nitrogen center of the MicroClean sword attracts microbes to it and the long carbon chain punctures the cell membrane controlling and preventing the growth of microbes.

This combination of stabbing and electrocution allows the technology to deliver its intended effect.