Pro-Techs is a unique non-migrating antimicrobial technology that works 24/7 to prevent growth of bacteria, fungi, algae, yeasts, and viruses with a 99.9% effectiveness on a wide variety of treated articles and substrates. The antimicrobial active ingredient is registered under the EPA, European Biocidal Products Regulation, and many other comparable regulatory bodies around the world. The antimicrobial has been used safely and effectively for more than forty years.
Unique Product, Unique Approach
24/7 Protective Shield Technology
PRO-Techs works around the clock so you don’t have to continuously clean and disinfect
PRO-Techs advanced antimicrobial technology leads the industry in effectiveness
DURABLE, SUSTAINABLE, & ECONOMICAL
Just one application protects for up to several months
Any Surface. Anywhere.
PRO-Techs can be applied to any hard or soft surface
People Friendly & Environmentally Safe
Non-toxic, Colorless, Odorless, Durable and Non-leaching
EPA & EBPR Registered
Our technology is registered and recognized globally
Through a variety of domestic and international regulatory testing protocols Pro-Techs has shown to possess very unique characteristics; they are both bio-static (inhibits) and bio-cidal (kills). Pro-Techs is effective in reducing a broad spectrum of bacteria, mold, mildew, fungi and algae. This is due to Pro-Tech’s unique water-stable organosilane molecular structure and patented compounds that are composed of three parts:
Part 1: is the “silane base.” This is the compound that anchors and triggers the covalent bonding functionality which allows Pro-Techs to adhere to surfaces and textiles and remain durable for up to several months when applied to textiles. Pro-Techs resultant durability means it is not fugitive, i.e., does not leach or become mobile. Pro-Techs actually becomes part of the surface to which it is applied.
Part 2: is the vertically-aligned long 18-carbon chain bed of “micro-swords” which puncture and impale microbe cell membranes, the first phase of cell death.
Part 3: is the positively-charged nitrogen atoms. The cell membranes of the microorganisms carry a negative charge and are attracted to the positive nitrogen charge on the Pro-Techs shielded surface. The nitrogen positive electric charge is directed at the impaled and punctured microbes, resulting in electrocution at the molecular level with “explosion” of the microbe target and definitive cell death. There is no transfer of energy with electrical kill method, thus the process continues to work indefinitely at full strength. Electrocution precludes an environment for mutant (adaptive) “super bug” (antibiotic-resistant) pathogens).
|Silane Based||Silver Based||Triclosan Based|
|Mode of Action||Engineered nanostructure mechanically punctures the cell wall membrane||Releases ionic free radicals that react with cell DNA and disrupt critical life processes in the cell||Releases toxic polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) for consumption or cellular absorption, causing lethal mutations in the cell|
|Leaching||Does not leach. Does not migrate.||Leaches for its mode of action. Must leach to work.||Leaches for its mode of action. Must leach to work.|
|Durability||Permanent||Embedded in or on fiber binder or coating.||Embedded in or on fiber binder or coating.|
|Cost||Economical||Cost of Silver is high and volatile||Medium cost|
|Effectiveness||Broad spectrum on all known bacteria, fungi, algae, yeast, viruses||Effectivness varies based on concentration and use conditions||Effectivness varies based on concentration and use conditions|
|Adaptive Organisms||Laboratory proven not to promote adaptive organisms (super bugs)||Can create adaptive zones. Resistant species identified.||Can create adaptive zones. Resistant species identified.|
|Applications||Any hard or soft surface. Any fabric, any style, any process||Choices often limited to select fibers. Some not compatible with organic fabric. Interfere with common environmental chemicals||Can be applied differentially to multiple fabric types depending on application procedure, coating used, or expected end use and abuse|
|Distribution||Worldwide||Varies by company||Not accepted or available in certain areas of the|
How does PRO-Techs technology work?
What is the purpose of the silane portion of the molecule?
Are Pro-Techs products quaternary compounds?
What is the difference between Pro- Techs and other antimicrobials on the market?
Will this technology adversely affect the skin or environment?
What tests show that the growth of bacteria has been prevented?
Why are Pro- Techs products so durable?
Will its use result in ‘super bacteria’?
Does Pro-Techs give off gases during or after application?
Is Pro-Techs permeable to moisture?
Why choose Pro- Techs?
How is the active ingredient applied on/in fabric (e.g. master batch, exhausted during fabric dyeing/finishing process, padded, etc..)
What are the yarn options (e.g. polyester-filament or staple, nylon, cotton)?
Is this technology designed to fit into existing textile processing techniques? Is there a requirement for a new step or processing activity?
After being treated with Pro-Techs can fabric still be dyed?
What % of the fabric construction needs to be treated with Pro-Techs in order to achieve target efficacy (Passing A2 100 test)?
REGULATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS
Is Pro-Techs registered under the EPA treated article exemption?
Does Pro-Techs have an approved EPA Public Health Claims: (if yes, what specific claim(s))
Is Pro-Techs registered/approved by any of the following regulatory or certification bodies?
Biocide Products Directive = Yes
Bluesign No – For internal purposes we test using Bluesign but not registered with Bluesign. Pro-Techs shows up during BPB testing
AATCC 100 Test Result Summary (or other similar anti-odor or anti- microbial test such as JIS L 1902, ASTM 2149, etc.)
Are there any odor capture benefits to this technology? What testing have you conducted?
How long does the treatment last?
Are there any other performance benefits?
Do you have a simple test that can verify the presence of the technology and loading in the fabric?
Disclaimer: Actual results will vary based on a number of variables including the type of surface. Please contact us and one of our experts will help you optimize the solution for your use case.