The Science Behind PermaSafe
Our treatment system, PermaSafe, not only disinfects, but also provides continuous antimicrobial protection via a patented chemical-free “electro-mechanical” process.
PermaSafe permanently bonds to surfaces covering them with millions of positively charged antimicrobial “spikes.” Microbes that land on a treated surface are electrostatically pulled onto the spikes and destroyed, as the spikes rupture their cell walls and electrocute them.
Upon application, PermaSafe SHIELD’s antimicrobial agent forms a covalent bond with the surface to which it is applied. In this regard, SHIELD™ is not a “coating,” like paint, as its application actually results in the formation of a totally new surface, technically known as a co-polymer, which becomes an integral and permanent part of the original surface. As the protective coating dries, millions of positively charged microscopic “spikes” form and extend from the surface.
Because the cell walls of harmful microbes are negatively charged, they are drawn toward and pulled onto the positively charged antimicrobial spikes by electrostatic attraction. Destruction is instantaneous and complete as the antimicrobial spikes both rupture the microbes’ cell walls and “vaporizes” them by delivering a powerful electrostatic charge. Since PermaSafe SHIELD™ is not transferred to the now dead cell, it doesn’t lose strength and the spikes are ready to dispatch the next microbe to come in contact with them.