PRO-TECHS ANTIMICROBIAL AGENT PROTECTION: NONWOVEN APPAREL ODOR CONTROL, DURABILITY and APPEARANCE.
Microorganisms, including all bacteria and all fungal organisms, ie, mold and mildew, cause textile fiber deterioration, unsightly staining, color changes and unpleasant odor as well as the risk of environmental cross-contamination and infection. Microorganisms require a warm and moist environment to survive and replicate on nonwoven textile fibers. Body sweat provides moisture as well as protein and lipids (fat) from sweat glands as a source of nutrition. Colonization of microorganisms leads to unpleasant odors (“locker room stink”), visible stains, color change and fabric biodegradation with decreased longevity of the useful lifespan of the garment.
PRO-TECHS ANTIMICROBIAL: THE UNIQUE SOLUTION
DURABILITY: PRO-TECHS is a non-leaching organosilane product with strong covalent chemical bonds that adhere to the textile fiber surface for the useful life of the fabric after a single application, despite multiple washings and continued (extended) use, unlike the overwhelming majority of antimicrobial agents which are unbound or loosely bound to the fiber surface, leach (dissolve or diffuse) and wash off when cleaned.
PREVENTS MUTANT “SUPERBUG ADAPTATION: PRO-TECHS ANTIMICROBIAL
agent does not provide an environment for adaptive antibiotic-resistant “superbug” formation. This is in sharp contradistinction to the leaching antimicrobials where the further the product migrates from the application site, the effective microorganism kill capacity concentration is diminished by dilution and a harmful sublethal zone of no microorganism inhibition is formed. As a selfdefense mechanism, when microorganisms are exposed to a sublethal antimicrobial product concentration, they adapt by altering their DNA composition (mutation) and transform into antibiotic-resistant “superbugs”, placing the garment at risk for deterioration, color changes, staining, loss of odor control, cross-contamination of the environment and exposure to skin infection,
primarily due to methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA).
INSTNTANEOUS MICROORGANISM KILL:
Unlike the plethora of antimicrobial agents that kill by chemical reaction over a short period of time, PRO-TECHS provides instantaneous kill by physical mechanism, namely, ELECTROCUTION at the molecular level. Instantaneous kill on surface contact, as demonstrated by scanning electron microscopy, also prevents “superbug” transformation, since there is no available time sequence for microorganisms to mutate. PRO-TECHS kill capacity is not compromised by non-abrasive cleaning agents and or continuous use. PRO-TECHs is cost effective.
1. An Organofunctional Silane Microbe Shield Technology: a Broad Spectrum NonLeaching Antimicrobial for Protection of Medical Goods and Facilities. W. Curtis White, CEO and Director of Research and Development, Robert A. Monticello, PhD, Laboratory Director, Dena Clark, M.T., (ASCP), Research Assistant. Clemson University Annual Conference on Opportunities and Markets for Medical Textiles,2006, Abstract.
2. Odor controlling Apparel Comes of Age: The Value of the Antimicrobial Approach and More. Timothy H. Byers, Industry Manager, Robert A. Monticello, PhD, Vice President, W. Curtis White, CEO and Director of Research and Development, 2006, Abstract.
S.P. Benjamin, MD,
American Antimicrobial Inc,