BIOSAFE® is a new silicon-based antimicrobial from Gelest, Inc. Its novel activity imparts long lasting bacteriostatic,fungistatic and algistatic properties to substrates, such as textiles, preventing deterioration and discoloration caused by fungi. Furthermore, BIOSAFE® antimicrobials prevent algae growth and inhibit the growth of odor-causing bacteria. This new generation of antimicrobial can be incorporated into and applied onto any textile, and is therefore ideal for fabrics that are susceptible to microbial contamination. BIOSAFE® antimicrobials come both in powder form for use as a functional additive in spun fibers, and as a water-based, VOC-free solution for use in coating textiles. BIOSAFE®’s reactive silicon-based antimicrobial chemistry can be deposited into or onto the fiber for durable, leach-resistant, and non-migrating microbiostatic properties.The antimicrobial works in such a way that it does not promote the development of resistant microorganisms. With proper integration, BIOSAFE® products exhibit high antimicrobial performance, which reduces odors and discoloration from bacteria, fungi(mold and mildew) and even algae, keeping textiles safer and cleaner.
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