WHAT ARE REPELTEC ANTI-MICROBIAL COATINGS?
A surface that has been wiped down with disinfectant - usually alcohol or bleach - can be contaminated again just as quickly with the brush of a hand or a cough. Repeltec provides a long-lasting and continuous anti-microbial alternative for the real world.
Repeltec’s clear coating actively and continuously kills microbes, providing ongoing disinfection of treated surfaces. Like a varnish, the Repeltec coating hardens to create a clear, undetectable layer on almost any material. The active ingredients within this coating penetrate, and effectively electrocute, the outer membrane of microbes it comes in contact with, reducing microbes up to 99.9 percent.
In this document, we will give you more insight into the technology, its applications, and the research involved.
ANTI-MICROBIAL COATING WORKS
The active ingredient consists of a conventional quaternary ammonium salt bonded to a silane molecule and linked to a long molecule chain. After splicing, a highly active silane molecule is formed:
3- trimethoxysilylpropyldimethyloctadecyl ammonium chloride. This molecule has both tenacious bonding capabilities as well as excellent antimicrobial properties.
During the application process, the Repeltec coating binds the silane molecule to any surface creating a transparent coating with anti-microbial properties.
Silane Base – Enables the antimicrobial coating to anchor securely onto the substrate providing long-lasting antimicrobial protection.
Positively Charged Nitrogen – The positively charged nitrogen atom attracts negatively charged microbes which are “electrocuted”. Also the spike proteins on the Covid-19 virus outside have been calculated to be negatively charged under neutral pH conditions.
Long Molecular Carbon Chain – The long molecular chain or “spike” comes into contact with offending microbes. This carbon “spike” acts like a sword that punctures the membranes and coatings of all microbes coming in contact with it. This “physical kill” terminates the viability of the microbe!
References: Drug and vaccine design against Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) spike protein through Computational approach
Suresh Kumar* doi:10.20944/preprints202002.0071.v1
LONG lasting SOLUTION
fast to apply
Who would benefit
clean touch microbe reduction
Repeltec coatings are versatile in their applications as well as the application scenario's. Repeltc can be used to make surfaces anti-microbial which is not only bacterial but also includes viruses.
Repeltec anti-microbials can be used in hospital settings if the local regulations allow it. Repeltec does not replace proper hygiene nor does it replace scrubbing protocols used in hospitals. Repeltec should be used as a extra weapon in the arsenal against viruses and bacteria.
If applied according to instructions, Repeltec does not harm the human body and is safe for kids and animals.
Repeltec does not replace personal hygiene or cleaning protocols. Our anti-microbial coatings provide an additional layer of protection and create safer spaces.
Surfaces treated with Repeltec should still be cleaned regularly to prevent the build up of dirt, which could decrease its effectiveness.
Does Repeltec kill Sars-Cov-2?
Due to the novelty of the anti-microbial research on the COVID-19 virus, data are limited. Research conducted on the silane molecule show that this type of treatment is highly effective against similar types of coronaviruses.
Studies on the effectiveness of the Repeltec silane coating are underway and results are expected from April 2020 onwards. For the latest studies please contact our team.