What Is AEGIS®?
AEGIS Microbe Shield® is a revolutionary, highly effective quaternary silane based antimicrobial technology that protects surfaces by inhibiting the growth of stain and odor-causing bacteria, mold, mildew, and fungi. This technology is a full spectrum liquid antimicrobial suitable for use in a wide range of surfaces and environments. AEGIS® technology has a unique mode of action and is easy to apply on surfaces by either spray or the “wet and wipe” method.
AEGIS® surface protection and is an aftermarket alternative to permanent antimicrobial built-in protection, which is incorporated into products during manufacturing and becomes an intrinsic part of the product. When topically applied, AEGIS® bonds to the surface and provides excellent antimicrobial activity for up to 3 months.
Backed by more than 40 years of testing, AEGIS® technology has a history of safe use. It is a durable and effective way to control a wide range of microbes, including bacteria, fungi, algae, mold, and mildew on surfaces found in healthcare, educational and public transportation settings.
On an unprotected surface, bacteria can double in number every 20 minutes. AEGIS® surface protection provides a highly desired residual effect that inhibits the growth of microbes that cause odors and staining. AEGIS® is an antimicrobial surface protectant that compliments normal cleaning practices and provides an additional level of cleanliness protection.
AEGIS® Combined With Normal Cleaning Approaches
Common cleaning practices can be broken down into a couple of steps; the first step would be to clean the surface of any debris, next disinfect using a properly labelled and approved solution that specifically targets your sanitization needs (the limited effectiveness of this step varies but it is not residual). Typically, this is where the cleaning process ends.
AEGIS® offers a completely different third and final step to your cleaning programs; applied residual bacteriostatic and fungistatic surface protection against damaging microbes that can cause odors, staining, and premature product deterioration.
AEGIS® Aftermarket Spray is effective against odor-causing bacteria, which causes staining and discoloration, fungi (mold and mildew) and algae as a static agent. AEGIS® Antimicrobial can be used as a final bacteriostatic finish on a wide range of surfaces and finished goods to impart bacteriostatic or fungistatic activity for up to 3 months.
AEGIS Microbe Shield® technology does not protect against disease-causing pathogens.
Can AEGIS® Be Used on Soft Surfaces?
Yes, AEGIS® can be applied to non-food contact soft surfaces such as:
What Are the Benefits of Using AEGIS Microbe Shield® Surface Protection?
AEGIS Microbe Shield® has been used by leading global organizations for over forty years to keep high touch, and high traffic surfaces cleaner between cleanings. AEGIS utilizes a proprietary antimicrobial treatment, which not only inhibits the growth of bacteria effectively on surfaces but also prevents future bacteria growth on treated surfaces for up to 3 months.
- AEGIS® is odorless and colorless, making it an ideal solution for a wide array of surfaces and causing minimum olfactory impact for those users with sensitivities. It will not cause surface discoloration and does not negatively affect a surface's safety, integrity, functionality, aesthetics or durability.
- AEGIS® is registered with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and accepted for the treatment of all indoor, non-food contact surfaces.
- AEGIS® can be easily applied in a water solution. This technology causes no damaging environmental impact and meets global, national, state and municipal regulations.
- AEGIS® is competitively priced among products in the janitorial industry. Based on its upfront cost and long-term efficacy, AEGIS® is genuinely the best overall value on the market today. AEGIS® has more than 40 years of safe use in the treatment of a variety of products in residential, educational, medical, and commercial environments.
What Is the Difference Between AEGIS® Surface Protection and AEGIS® Built-In Protection?
Aftermarket Antimicrobial Surface Protection
AEGIS® antimicrobial surface protection can be topically applied by Jan San, Restoration and Remediation, and other industry professionals to create a residual antimicrobial efficacy on surfaces that lasts up to 3 months. The technology been used globally in commercial, institutional, and healthcare environments to create an added level of cleanliness on hard and soft surfaces.
AEGIS® is effective against a broad spectrum of microbes that can cause odors, stains and premature product deterioration.
Built-in Antimicrobial Product Protection
Built-in antimicrobial technology becomes part of the entire structure of ﬁnished products during the manufacturing process. Materials such as textiles and hard surface products can all be manufactured with the addition of antimicrobial technology.
With our various technology offerings, AEGIS® can provide solutions for any substrate in any application. Finished products with built-in antimicrobial technology can continuously inhibit and reduce the growth of stain and odor causing bacteria, mold and mildew for the entire lifetime of the finished product itself. The lifetime for finished products can vary from years to decades.
Are AEGIS® Technologies Registered Pesticides?
Yes, both AEGIS® durable surface protection and AEGIS® built-in antimicrobial technologies are classified as pesticides or biocides and are regulated by agencies such as the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in the United States, and the Biocidal Products Regulation (BPR) in Europe.
These products fall under the FIFRA “treated article exemption”, which qualify treated articles, surfaces and substances that make claims to protect products, not people.