The BIOPROTECT Us System
HEALTHY TEXTILE TREATMENTS
“Protecting All Textiles.”
Microorganisms cause harm in textile manufacturing. Raw materials and processing chemicals, wet
processes in the mills, roll or bulk goods in storage, finished goods in storage and transport, and goods as they are being used by the consumer all have ways of both developing and allowing the growth of these harmful microorganisms.
Thousands of species of microorganisms are found everywhere in our environment and on our bodies. They impact producers, retailers, and users of all kinds of textile products, plus consumer interests and demands for protection from harmful bacteria appear to be at an all-time high.
It is because of the public health awareness of the harmful effects on personal hygiene and associated health risks that intensive research has been focused on minimizing microbial growth on textiles.
Even the National Institute of Health (NIH) has investigated many of the various approaches that impart an antimicrobial characteristic to textiles. These approaches are mainly divided into the inclusion of antimicrobial agents in the textile polymeric fibers, or their grafting onto the polymer surface. But, it is vital that any antimicrobial treatment performed on a textile, besides being efficient against microorganisms, must in addition be non-toxic to the consumer and to the environment. To date, nothing has been able to be manufactured into textiles to permanently protect against harmful bacteria and be safe to both the environment and cause no health risk…until now.
The conventional and current approach is:
- To chemically poison the microorganisms with products that leach and can create “zones of resistance,” an area that occurs automatically when the poison spreads, becomes diluted and less effective.The BIOPRTOECT Us System™…The Future of Clean™
- We employ a non-leaching technology of bound antimicrobials that remain affixed to the textile and, on a molecular scale, physically pierce the microbe’s membrane rupturing the microorganism on contact killing them while maintaining their efficacy to continue to kill any other microorganisms that come in contact with the surface. This technology is used to treat all types of fabrics and is not consumed by the microorganisms as it kills them and remains affixed to the textile for the useful life.
The BIOPROTECT Us System for Healthy Manufacturing is here to help your textile company remain in compliance with the Federal Insecticide. Fungicide & Rodenicide Act (FIFRA) and with the Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA), and other EPA regulations.
Our System is the most effective protection that exists in the textile industry today.
The BIOPROTECT Us System™ is the fastest, safest, and most economical system for helping you with the Federally required, routine cleaning of your commercial plant and to add the same antimicrobial protection to the textiles you manufacture.
We have a certified 6 step process implemented quarterly for cleaning your manufacturing plant and a separate 2 step process for fabricating our antimicrobial System into your textiles products themselves.
The BIOPROTECT Us System – for Healthy Textile Manufacturing Facility
Our System for protecting your manufacturing facility against harmful microorganisms begins with our team of Team of Certified Technicians who know and understand not only how to efficiently and effectively administer The BIOPROTECT Us System™ but also, have been hand-selected as Technicians because they understand your specific industry and the challenges you face in complying with Federal, State and local regulations.
Step 1 – Inspection & Testing – We use state of the art testing methods to determine the level of microbes in your facility. This provides a baseline for the treatment protocols.
Step 2 – Certified Filtration – Before we treat any surface, we test and treat the air. We install an industrial certified submicron filter.*
Step 3 – Certified Disinfectant – Before we protect, we must disinfect. We apply SmartTouch™, our patented, non-toxic, NSF rated, hospital grade disinfectant. Our scientists have conducted extensive testing and as a result, certified SmartTouch™ had the highest level of complimentary molecular structure to BIOPROTECT products. SmartTouch™ fits with our BIOPROTECT products much like a “hand-in-glove.” It kills 99.99% of all microorganisms while working as a “perfect fit” with BioProtect to leave surfaces continuously and persistently clean. This provides the greatest protection against harmful bacteria.
Step 4 – BIOPROTECT – Next, our Certified Technicians begin the treatment of the disinfected surfaces with our innovative, patented, antimicrobial technology, BIOPROTECT™, which provides persistent, continuous antimicrobial protection that inhibits the growth of bacteria, mold, mildew, and other known microorganisms for up to 90-days.
Step 5 – Certified Retesting – To confirm that you can see the results of our antimicrobial BIOPRTECT Us System™ we will retest the entire area after our application process has been completed and provide you with a copy of the certified results.
Step 6 – Disinfecting Maintenance Program – We will train your key personnel on when and how to use SmartTouch™ in between The BIOPROTECT Us System™ treatments so we know they understand how to continue with the benefits of our Healthy Manufacturing Program. We also provide an appropriate supply of SmartTouch™.
The BIOPROTECT Us System™ – for Healthy Textiles
Our patented and unique antimicrobial technology used to treat textiles does not leach, but instead remains permanently affixed to the surface to which it is applied.
Apply our antimicrobial technology onto your textiles involves a 2 step process:
Our products are applied in a single stage of the wet-finish-process, the attachment of this technology to surfaces involves two mechanisms:
- Physisorption – First and most important is a rapid process which coats the textile with the cationic (excess +charge) initiator one molecule deep in a physisorption process. This is an ion exchange process by which the cation of a silane quaternary ammonium compound replaces protons from water or chemicals on the surface.
- Chemisorption – The second mechanism allows for covalent bonding to receptive surfaces to occur in a chemisorption process. This bonding to the textile is then made even more durable by a silanol functionality which enables them to unite in a polymerization process.
The Result – After the textile surface is coated in this manner, The BIOPROTECT Us System™ becomes virtually irremovable. Why?
i. Our treatment doesn’t migrate or create a “zone of inhibition” like treatment with toxins do where bacteria can adaptation to the toxin employed resulting in bacteria that are resistant to that toxin, i.e. Superbugs.
ii. Because the technology stays on the textile being treated, it does not cross the human skin barrier and does not affect normal skin bacteria, cause rashes or skin irritations.
iii. It does not poison harmful bacteria. When a microbe contacts the treated surface, the cell is physically ruptured by a sword-like action and rupture by a positively charged nitrogen molecule.
IMPORTANT: All antimicrobials must be registered with the EPA, the EU, and often other regulatory bodies for their specific uses. A manufacturers specific use also should be registered (i.e., an antimicrobial that is only EPA registered for use in shoes should not be used for treating socks).
When you enroll in The BIOPROTECT Us System™ quarterly program, we will do our part to provide you with the assurance that you are compliant with the EPA.
*Certified Industrial Submicron Filter – Based upon our scientific testing, The BIOPROTECT Us System™ has certified the Sanders Submicron Filter as the superior industrial filter offering the best protection when used in conjunction with The BIOPROTECT Us System™.