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Microbes are the worlds unseen killer

No other pollutant has the universal presence and impact on humans, animals and the environment as much as Micro-Organisms.
They smell, destroy, stain and reduce quality of life by irritating, poisoning, causing disease, sickness and even death.

What is a microbe?

  • A micro-organism or microbe is an organism that is microscopic (too small to be visible to the human eye)
  • The study of micro-organisms is called microbiology. Micro-organisms can be bacteria, fungi, archaea or protists, but not viruses
  • Micro-organisms are often described as single-celled or unicellular organisms; however, some unicellular protists are visible to the human eye, and some multi-cellular species are microscopic
  • Micro-organisms live almost everywhere on earth
  • Micro-organisms are critical to nutrient recycling in ecosystems as they act as decomposers
  • However, pathogenic microbes can invade other organisms and therefore cause disease

What is Biofilm?

  • Biofilm is known to exist on any porous or non-porous surface, where factors for microbial growth are suitable, including pH and temperature
  • The propensity for micro-organisms to form biofilm on surfaces presents a formidable challenge to maintaining sanitary conditions, especially as it becomes more established
  • The resistance of biofilm to sanitisers increases over time as the film matures
  • Biofilm is a Major Cause of Antimicrobial Resistance
  • Biofilm is a microscopic layer of dead microbes, paint chips, dirt and other debris that build up on a surface and breed the growth of harmful bacteria like staph, MRSA, Swine flu, etc
  • 80% of all human infections are caused by biofilm

Biofilm buildup on a surface accumulates over time and offers a difficult to clean microbial food source. Aegis reduces the biofilm buildup making the surface easier to clean with no microbial food source.

Imperative For Biofilm Control in specific settings.

Example - Healthcare and Hospitals:

  • In the United States, it has been estimated that as many as one hospital patient in ten acquires an infection while in the hospital, or 2 million patients a year
  • Estimates of the annual cost range from $4.5 billion to $11 billion and up
  • Hospital-contracted infections contribute to 99,000 deaths in the U.S. each year
  • A significant number of hospital-contracted infections are considered preventable
  • Many hospital-contracted infections are acquired due to surface contact
  • Resistance to antibiotics continues to escalate

What is an Antimicrobial?

  • Substance that inhibits the growth of microorganisms
  • Classifications: Disinfectant, Sanitizer, and/or Protectant
  • Bound versus Leaching Antimicrobials
  • Aegis is a bound or bonded protectant antimicrobial

What benefit do I get from products that are treated with Aegis?

Aegis protects your family, customers and employees from the spread of deadly microbes like MRSA and the Swine Flu, to name just a couple, by keeping touch points like door handles, countertops and practically any other surface microbe-free.

What types of micro-organisms does Aegis protection work against?

Aegis protection is effective against most common bacteria, yeasts, moulds and fungi that cause stains, odours, and disease and product degradation. Here's a brief list:

  • MRSA
  • Legionnaires
  • Listeria
  • Staph
  • Type A Influenza (Swine Flu)
  • E. coli
  • Salmonella
  • Ringworm
  • Mold
  • Mildew
  • Legionnaires
  • Athlete's Foot
  • Shigellosis

How do I know that Aegis is safe?

Aegis technology has undergone extensive independent laboratory testing and has a long history (30 years) of safe use without a single failure. It is registered with the EPA, USDA and NZFSA (New Zealand Food Safety Authority). Aegis is not a poison.

Does Aegis begin working immediately?

  • YES! Aegis protection begins working as soon as the application is complete
  • Aegis begins to work as soon as the micro-organism comes into contact with the product surface
  • It then works continuously to maintain a consistently lower bio-burden than would be expected on a surface without Aegis protection
  • Under the right conditions, a single microbe on an untreated surface can multiply to 16,000,000 in 8 hours!

How long does Aegis protect a surface?

Aegis is engineered to provide continuous antimicrobial product protection for a year or greater, keeping the products in your home or business cleaner, fresher and safer from harmful bacteria for longer than ever before.

Is Aegis safe to be used in and around people and animals?

Extensive testing and a long use history have shown Aegis to be safe for humans and other mammals and when applied it is completely non-toxic! And while it is impossible to say that no one will ever experience an allergic reaction to anything, it is highly unlikely a negative experience would be observed. We have never had a failure.

Does the use of Aegis cause resistant strains of micro-organisms?

NO! Unlike traditional cleaning products, Aegis is NOT a poison. It kills microbes mechanically, so there is no opportunity for the microbe to adapt and build an immunity to Aegis, making it the perfect product for long-term surface protection!

Why should I use Aegis?

Aegis antimicrobial has over 30 years of safe and effective use. Aegis is non-poisonous, non-heavy metal based and proven to prevent mould, bacteria, mildew, algae, yeast and fungus. If you own a home, building, office, have school children, asthma, allergies or a weakened immune system, you are affected by microbes everyday. Every object that you touch can have substantial microbe infestation. Aegis limits the amount of microbial contamination that you breathe and touch.

Does Aegis affect the structure of the surface it is applied to?

Yes, it changes all surfaces that it is applied to; it covalently bonds to the molecular structure of the surface creating an antimicrobial surface that prevents mould, fungus, bacteria, mildew and algae from growing.