Durable enough to survive in environments where treated surfaces are interacted with on a regular basis.
Once applied, Si-Quat kills microbes through a physical action, meaning it is always ready to get to work.
SAFE TO TOUCH WHEN DRY
Si-Quat coatings are non-reactive to skin when dry and are safe to touch for humans and animals.
Effectively kills bacteria, viruses and fungi that touch treated surfaces over the coatings lifetime on a surface.
COVERS 5,000 TOUCHES
Tested with 420 grams of weight over thousands of cycles to accurately simulate the durability from hand touches
PROTECTS UP TO 12 MONTHS
Tested with a modified ISO 22196 to advance a 12 month test period, resulting in a layer that is still 99.99% effective
Si-Quat coating binds silane molecules to any surface creating a transparent coating with anti-microbial properties. Nearby Microbes are attracted to the layers positive charge, and are pierced by Si-Quats long molecular chains, breaking cell walls and viral envelopes, killing the microbes through a physical action.
Si-Quat does not change the actual active ingredient. The Si-Quat binders rather lock the active ingredients in place and providing them a structure that increases the effectiveness and keeps them active.
The molecules are locked together and form a well distributed networks that all together create a thin film. The Si-Quat binders lock the Silane Quaternary ammonium in place by attaching to the silane base leaving the positively charged nitrogen and the long carbon chain that penetrates the enveloped virus pathogens, leaving the Si-Quat layer unaltered.
A long molecule chain of Carbon penetrates the membrane and exposes the RNA of the virus which instantly kills the microbe and renders it insert.
HOW DOES THE
The positively charged nitrogen atom attracts negatively charged microbe membranes.
The Si-Quat coating binds silane molecules to a surface creating a transparent coating with anti-microbial properties.
HOW TO APPLY
Easily applied to most surfaces in 3 steps
Spray straight from the bottle or using a pressurized fine nozzle sprayer to create an even layer.
Wipe over using a clean cloth to make sure the resulting coat is as smooth and even as possible.
Si-Quat dries in most conditions in just 3 hours and lasts for months at a time.
Safer Spaces, Surfaces and Societies
WHERE TO APPLY
Si-Quat Active Coating applies to most types of surfaces that are touched by people on a regular basis. For surfaces that are also cleaned regularly, check out Si-Quat Clean N Coat
Long-term protection from microbes at home.
Safer studying without the distractions.
Protecting customers for safer experiences
Creating peace of mind for your guests.
Surface protection in high contact spaces.
Good clean fun, without the microbes.
Keeping things running safe and smooth.
Safer workspaces with less down-time.
Protect entire networks of Trains and Busses.
DOES SI-QUAT KILL CORONAVIRUS
Yes, Si-Quat by AFFIX Labs has been tested with Sars-Cov-2 the virus that causes COVID-19. The Study has been conducted based on ISO 21702 standards by the university of Lisbon. To proof that the Si-Quat coating is effective against other claimed microbes is done with a world wide accepted test executed by a Certified lab. Equilibrium is a certified lab allowed to certify companies with ISO standards. The test that is executed to test the effectiveness of the coating is a ISO: 22196 certificate showing that the product is effective.
Not all viruses are the same
Quaternary ammonium is proven to kill a wide range of viruses such as enveloped viruses, bacteria and fungi, they are not sporicidal and generally not tuberculocidal or virucidal against hydrophilic (nonenveloped) viruses. Coronaviruses are enveloped and therefor sensitive to this disinfectant, but there are other viruses, bacteria and fungi that would not be sensitive. List of proven viruses, bacteria and fungi that are.
Like all coronaviruses, 2019-nCoV consist of a minimum of three viralproteins namely spike protein (S), a type of glycoprotein, a membrane protein (M) that spans the membrane and an envelope protein (E), a highly hydrophobic protein that covers the entire structure of the coronavirus. The spike (S) glycoprotein in the coronavirus recognise the host cell receptors and causes an important role in viral infection .
The membrane within the virus protects the DNA within that is needed for a virus to take over a living cell and reproduce. DNA is highly sensitive and once the membrane is penetrated the DNA will be destroyed along with the reproduction abilities of the Virus. Therefor it is safe to assume if the silane molecule spike is able to penetrate the membrane of the Sars- cov-2 virus the virus is eliminated.
This does not mean other Silane Quat products are effective against Sars-Cov-2, COVID-19. Si-Quat by AFFIX Labs uses a special binder system increasing the anti-viral properties against the Novel Corona Virus. When in doubt ask for certification and verify the authenticity.
Quaternary ammonium is used around the globe from dental work to baby toys Si-Quat is used in all sorts of applications the big difference between them is the amount of active ingredient. Often the Quaternary ammonium is integrated into products. Only a very low dosage is needed to stop slow down bacterial growth. Common items that have integrated quaternary ammonium are computer keyboards, PVC water pipes chew toys for babies and many more.
This does not mean that these items would also kill a virus. This has to do with structuring and implementation, surfaces, what it does show is that it quaternary ammonium is not a direct health risk. The coating, once dry, has no impact on human health if touched. The carriers and binders used in Si-Quat should be treated as instructed by the technical data sheet.
Some external examples of the use of Quaternary ammonium: Dental Materials, PVC Pipes
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. Si-Quat provides a long-lasting and continuous anti-microbial alternative for the real world. Si-Quat’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 on which it it is tested 99.99 percent or over.
What does Si-Quat mean? Silane quaternary ammonium Quat-Si, SiQuat, Silane Quat, Quat Silane, SiH4, Silica-quaternary ammonium, All these terms describe the same active anti-microbial active ingredient. This compound is used by companies around the globe to create cleaning products with antimicrobial properties but this compound is also used in products we are touching every day. Si-Quats are used in items like sports clothing but also in cutting boards in your kitchen and even in your computer mouse. Typically these quaternary silanes are used to preserve products or prevent growth of bacteria or mold. In the right formations and concentrations Si-Quats are also able to actively kill viruses and more sturdy bacteria like E.coli And S.aureus.
* Covid -19 is a novel virus within the Coronavirus family. Quaternary ammonium in is known to kill other viruses in the Coronavirus family and is therefor assumed effective by the EPA and BPR to be effective against this new virus.Si-Quat antimicrobial coatings are not a replacement of proper hygiene standards and cleaning protocols but should be used as an additional protection against microbes.
Dr Angelique Coetzee
"Keeping your practice a safe environment for patients is a difficult task given the frequency of disinfection that needs to be done on high contact areas, some of the chemicals used can also be abrasive to materials. Repeltec offered us a long lasting and durable surface treatment Si-Quat, it is easy to apply and adheres to almost any surface. This greatly reduces the need to disinfect high contact surface areas after each patient due to the antimicrobial properties of Si-Quat, we have kept our basic social distancing and hand washing policies in place and now feel more secure using Si-Quat in my practice."
Professor Miguel Castanho
University of Lisbon (Faculty of medicine)
"In a realistic “contagion-through-surfaces” scenario with a substantial lower viral load, liquid droplets containing SARS-CoV-2 are expected to dehydrate partially on surfaces therefore forcing the virus to interact with the coating. This dehydration-driven interaction is expected to potentiate the antiviral effect beyond the values reported by the experiment we performed based on ISO21702."."