Welcome Guest to Coatings World    Login || Register
Last Updated Saturday, August 29 2015

Gelest Offers Technical Guide For BIOSAFE Organosilane Antimicrobial Technology

Published August 1, 2014
Gelest, Inc. has released its “Technical Guide for Performance and Regulatory Compliance of BIOSAFE Organosilane Antimicrobials.” The Technical Guide addresses the comparative efficacy of BIOSAFE antimicrobials vs. other antimicrobial technologies, applications, US EPA/FIFRA compliance, and additional information supporting BIOSAFE antimicrobial as a safe and effective mode of controlling microorganisms.

Microbes are problematic in many industries including textiles for activewear, products for sports and leisure, architectural paints and coatings, and HVAC systems for IAQ (indoor environmental quality).  Silicon-based antimicrobials perform differently than traditional antimicrobials. Most antimicrobials poison cells by being metabolized by the cell.  Silicon-based, BIOSAFE antimicrobial imparts bacteriostatic, fungistatic and algistatic properties and binds to substrates with silanol reactivity, assembling on surfaces into a layer of densely packed molecules with a strong positive charge.  This positive charge, along with its C18 chains, physically ruptures the cell wall, causing cell lysis, and nothing is transferred or absorbed.  

To obtain a copy of Gelest’s technical guide, “Biosafe Organosilane Antimicrobials” contact: Donald Wagner, technical marketing manager, dwagner@biosafe.com or by phone at 215-547-1015 x 506.

blog comments powered by Disqus

Receive free Coatings World emails
Sign up now to receive the weekly newsletter, and more!

Enter your email address:
Company Spotlight
Shamrock Technologies, Inc.
Foot of Pacific Street
Newark, NJ, 07114
View Profile
BASF Corporation
100 Campus Drive
Florham Park, NJ, 07932
View Profile
Houchi Chemical Co., Ltd
No.56, Fu Chow Street
Taipei, Taipei, 100
View Profile
Siltech Corporation
225 Wicksteed Avenue
Toronto, ON, M4H 1G5
View Profile
18F, No.85, Sec. 1, Chung-Shiao E. Rd.
Taipei, Taiwan, 100
View Profile
Micro Powders, Inc.
580 White Plains Rd.
Tarrytown, NY, 10591
View Profile
AZ Electronic Materials Co., Ltd.
No. 458-6, Sinsing Road Hu Kou Township Hsinchu Country 303, Taiwan
Hsinchu Country, Taiwan, 303
View Profile
Sunin Machine Co., Ltd.
No.96, Chiao Ho Rd ,Chungho Dist
New Taipei City, Taiwan , 235
Taiwan Roc
View Profile
Follow Coatings World On