Absolut Solutions Si QAC antimicrobial treatments function by penetrating and terminally destroying the delicate cell membrane of bacterial and fungal organisms. This is effectively achieved by mechanically setting a series of molecular "road spikes" on a surface, which attract and destroy pathogens through a process known as lysis.
The pathogen cell is drawn onto the molecular spike through simple magnetic attraction and ruptures the cell wall. As the cell wall is unable to control its own hydrostatic pressure, this results in both immediate and terminal disintegration of the cell.
Most other antimicrobial treatments seek to deactivate bacteria and fungi by chemical interaction, which more frequently is only partially successful, thereby permitting bacteria and fungi to develop resistance to further antimicrobial treatments.
SiQac's do not disable organisms by the use of toxic or chemical mode of action, preventing organisms adapting to it. The mode of action is physical and mechanical, rather than chemical. Because the unique molecule remains bonded to the surface or substrate, it remains ready to defend and protect the surface or substrate from any subsequent colonisation or attack by bacterial or fungal organisms.
This technology revolution keeps surfaces and substrates fresh, clean and free of bacteria or funguses which cause odour and degrade the host surface they chose to colonise.
Si QAC bound antimicrobials were originally developed over 40 years ago, and are an effective way to prevent and control contamination and cross contamination. Now in the ninth generation of development, Si QAC microbial protection is safe for people, plants, animals and the delicate environment in which we live.