AEGIS Microbe Shield®

AEGIS® is a revolutionary bonded antimicrobial technology for polymers and textiles.

What Is AEGIS®?

AEGIS Microbe Shield® is a full spectrum liquid antimicrobial suitable for use in a wide range of urethane cross-linked chemistries including urethane foams, coatings, and Reaction Injection Molding (RIM) processes. AEGIS® technology is an easy-to-process liquid formulation that can be pre-mixed into polyols and provides excellent antimicrobial activity in finished products and long-term stability and durability in polymer applications.

AEGIS Microbe Shield®

The active ingredient in AEGIS® forms a protective coating that can molecularly bond with products upon application. Bacteria are attracted to the coating’s positive charge, and upon coming into contact with the treated surface, they quickly die. When applied to surfaces, AEGIS forms a colorless, odorless, positively charged polymer that attracts, then electrocutes and ruptures, a microbe’s negatively charged cell membrane. AEGIS® inhibits the growth of microbes on surfaces by utilizing a charge disruption mode of action. AEGIS® is a cationic antimicrobial that’s attracted to the microbe's cell wall and neutralizes the cell wall's natural protection by interacting with cellular proteins needed to maintain cell wall integrity. Its charge-disruption mode of action leads to the eventual breakdown of the microbial cell (also known as lysis), eliminating odor, stains, and deterioration.

Unlike many other chemical disinfectants that control microbes which can require constant re-application or have unwanted side effects, including damage or discoloration on product surfaces, toxicity to living organisms, or environmental damage, AEGIS® technology has a history of safe use and durable, ensuring long-lasting antimicrobial efficacy.

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Innovation Serving Unmet Needs

No matter what material you're seeking to treat, we are here to explore your specific application criteria and will create a customized solution that aligns with your specific vision and business. Our product portfolio is one of the broadest in the industry – with over 25 technology platforms and over 100 unique proven solutions to cover the needs of partners and prospects across Commercial, Consumer, and Healthcare spaces.

When you work with Microban, our best-in-class Research & Development team can deliver tailored solutions for any application or customer need for which we do not have a ready and proven solution. We value our partners all around the world and we are committed to offering innovations that serve unmet needs.