Whether it be your staff, customers, or even your loved ones, the risk of bacterial or viral infection has grown increasingly prominent. Clean Technologies quickly and efficiently treats your space to provide long lasting protection.
Clean Technologies uses an antimicrobial product called MicrobeCareTM to provide long-term bacterial & virus shielding on any surface. Traditional disinfectant chemicals, or quats (quarternary ammonium compounds), have a limited kill spectrum and a short life span, requiring repeat applications to remain effective.
We use a unique application process to apply MicrobeCareTM to your space every six months to control a wide range of microorganisms, without containing heavy metals like tin, arsenic, silver, or copper, which are commonly found in other antimicrobials.
Keeping clean facilities is important, regardless of the industry that you are a part of. But overuse of disinfectants can create respiratory problems in employees. With the rise of COVID-19, common cleaners are seeing four times as much usage as suggested, creating risk not only for employees, but long-term litigation. Clean Technologies uses a special, non-disruptive application process that mitigates health issues both today and tomorrow.
Clean Technologies works at the speed of your business. Our services minimize disruption in the workplace, with technicians available 24/7 with no special site preparation required. Employees can continue working only 15 minutes after the application of our product.
Proven Ingredients with Next Generation Technology
Quats (quaternary ammonium compounds) are potent disinfectant chemicals commonly found in disinfectant wipes, sprays, and other household cleaners that are designed to kill germs. It is often the ingredient that allows a product to claim to be antibacterial, as they are certified by the EPA as pesticides. The MicrobeCare™ active ingredient is an organofunctional silane, part of the molecule is a quaternary compound.
Unlike traditional quats, which have a limited kill spectrum, MicrobeCare™ technology provides long-term protection and controls a wide range of microorganisms. MicrobeCare™ does not contain any heavy metals like tin, arsenic, silver, and copper, that are often used in other antimicrobials. Because of the exceptional chemical bond (a covalent bond), the bonded polymer is neither soluble nor volatile.
Amazing Benefits & International Support
We offer support any time, anywhere. Although we’re based in Illinois, we have a global reach – our team of technicians and engineers provide support to partners and clients during and after the process.
Flexible & Scalable
Patent & Regulatory Support
Microbarrier of Protection
During the treatment, the molecules cover the surface one-layer deep. Similar results are published for many organic quaternary ammonium compounds.
The second process is unique to the active ingredient in MicrobeCare™. After they have coated the surface, the silicon functionality enables the molecules to polymerize and become almost irremovable, even surfaces with which they cannot react covalently. Once hydrolyzed, the silanol groups are able to react with itself and available sites on the surface to form a dense polysiloxane network with an extremely high cationic charge density capable of destroying microbes.
MicrobeCare™ antimicrobial technology occurs on the microscopic level. Each of the spikes in the Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) image is a single MicrobeCare™ molecule. The organosilane molecule is approximately 1 billionth of a meter in size and a small bacteria microbe is approx. 20 billionths of a meter, so bacteria is easily impaled and destroyed by the closely bonded organosilane molecules.
Patented Solution with a Customized Approach
Unlike other antimicrobials that have limited applications, MicrobeCare™ can be incorporated into a near infinite number of materials, including woven and synthetic textiles, adhesives, rubber, foam, plastics, glass, roofing materials, structural materials, upholstery, countertop surfaces, chrome, aluminum, steel, other metal polymers, and more.
Patented Treated Articles
Parasol Medical maintains a diverse and ever-growing patent portfolio of products treated with MicrobeCare™, including antimicrobial stethoscopes, catheters, adhesive dressings, office and hospital furniture, and many more.
MicrobeCare™ can be deployed throughout a wide range of products and materials, and is being utilized throughout a diverse list of industries such as healthcare, furnishings, textile, and industrial. MicrobeCare™ has partnered with global corporations looking to further add to their products, as well as start-ups looking to distinguish themselves in the market.
Our clients have protected their products and surfaces with MicrobeCare™ to add value to their technologies and help reduce contamination and extend its useful life.
Built-in MicrobeCare™ protection will also give you that edge of competitiveness over other similar product manufacturers by offering the compelling benefit of fresher, more durable, and safer products. Our engineers can help develop a strategy to seamlessly integrate MicrobeCare™ into your finished products or manufacturing process without significant changes.
What Is MicrobeCare™?
MicrobeCare™ is a unique bonded antimicrobial technology that is unscented, colorless, and non-leaching. MicrobeCare™ creates a durable, invisible barrier effective against mold, mildew, fungus, algae, and bacteria. MicrobeCare™ uses a molecular bond to hold the antimicrobial to its applied surfaces.
It can be easily integrated into virtually any polymer, textile, or building material during manufacturing or as an end-of-process application. MicrobeCare™ eliminates harmful microbes and protects from mold and mildew stains and odor-causing bacteria.
How is MicrobeCare™ Different?
Disinfectants only work when they are wet. The minute they are dry, there is a rebound effect that occurs on surfaces. Furthermore, most disinfectants are not used properly as they must remain wet on a surface for 5-10 minutes to obtain full sanitizing and disinfecting properties. MicrobeCare™ physically bonds to the treated surface.
It has been clinically studied in the American Journal of Infection Control by leading infection control epidemiologists and showed persistence in preventing the rebound effect of microorganisms.
Our technicians are highly skilled in treating facilities, including critical environments like hospitals, cleanrooms, critical electronics manufacturing, and data storage. Our technicians are thoroughly trained to work around sensitive equipment in today’s state-of-the-art environments.
We utilize the most effective techniques including electrostatic sprayers when treating facilities.
Electrostatic spray technology is a new way to apply MicrobeCare™ to help facilities treat surfaces, often in less time and with better coverage than traditional cleaning methods.
The technology also helps avoid liquid pooling often associated with trigger sprayers. The electrostatic spray is electrically charged, allowing MicrobeCare™ solution to wrap around and evenly coat all types of surfaces.
As the chemical exits the electrostatic sprayer, it’s given a positive electrical charge. The droplets then become attracted to surfaces which are naturally negatively charged, covering the visible area, underside, and backside, with the MicrobeCare™. Surfaces that are already covered will repel the spray, making the method extremely efficient.
Features And Benefits Of Electrostatic Spray Disinfection
It reduces the time it takes to cover and disinfect all surfaces and hard-to-reach places by 50% compared to conventional methods. Save money and reduce labor and chemical costs by using electrostatic technology with more surface coverage and less wasted chemicals. It also applies chemicals in a more efficient, controlled manner, eliminating the dangers of overuse.