What is BIOSAFE®?
BIOSAFE is a silane-quat antimicrobial that imparts bacteriostatic, fungistatic, and algistatic properties to coatings and resins for manufactured goods. It is available as a powder, solvent or aqueous solutions. With proper integration, BIOSAFE products have high antimicrobial performance in ISO and ASTM testing. The active ingredient in the BIOSAFE Antimicrobial was developed and registered with the EPA in the mid 1970’s, and has since been widely utilized in numerous applications for over 35 years. BIOSAFE has expanded the breadth of applications and manufacturing processes by removing the VOC’s and making it available in a new polymeric powder. is powder, similar to its solvent- based predecessors, can be formulated into coatings, but unlike its predecessors, the powder can be compounded with polymer resins.
What does BIOSAFE do?
The antimicrobial, when properly incorporated in accordance with the instructions and speci cations provided, imparts a protective bacteriostatic, fungistatic and algistatic surface on substrates to prevent deterioration and discoloration caused by fungi, prevent algae growth and inhibits the growth of odor-causing bacteria. It is durable, leach resistant, and non-migrating. It does not create the conditions that promotes the development of resistant microorganism.
How does the BIOSAFE Technology work?
The active ingredient in BIOSAFE forms a colorless, odorless, positively charged polymer that molecularly bonds to your product’s surface. The strong positive charge disrupts the cell membrane of all microorganisms that come in contact with the active surface, thereby causing their cytoplasm and organelles to leak out. It resembles popping a water balloon. Because of this physical kill mechanism, BIOSAFE does not promote the development of drug resistant superbugs.