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How It Works

SD Labs™ products control bacteria, fungi and mold which can cause stains, odors or surface damage, through a physical mode of action that neutralizes microbes which come in contact with treated surfaces. The positive ionic charge in the antimicrobial active attracts microbes to the coating's surface and physically ruptures their cell membranes. The active ingredient is stabilized with surface tension releasers and other ingredients allowing the product to be applied to almost any surface. The unique chemistry offers an industry leading level of performance for long term efficacy and durability.

Where most commercial cleaners are primarily effective only when wet, SD Labs products create a durable coating on a surface for extended periods of time. Because the products bond to a treated surface at the molecular level, they are not removed by routine cleaning or disinfecting processes. SD Pro and SD Auto Plus have been demonstrated to neutralize or significantly reduce the levels of surface damaging and odor causing microbes on treated surfaces for up to twelve months or longer with a single application. SD Pro, SD ST and SD Auto Plus are considered treated articles under FIFRA regulations.

Spray Application Technology

SD Labs products represent a revolutionary surface coating treatment whose EPA-registered active ingredient is a proprietary silane-based antimicrobial proven to be effective in controlling a wide array of surface damaging bacteria, fungi and mold. When properly applied to any surface, SD Labs products bond to that surface at the molecular level for extended periods of time.

SD Pro
applications are performed by factory certified technicians using our proprietary spray technology. Through this process, we assure that all areas are covered with the appropriate amount of product to ensure long lasting efficacy. Due to the unique chemistry of the product, surface penetration and adherence to a substrate are optimized and have been engineered to withstand greater levels of wear and tear when compared to other products in the market. Regular cleaning or disinfecting of treated surfaces with standard chemicals will not impact the performance of the application. SD Pro, SD ST and SD Auto are considered treated articles under FIFRA regulations.

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Eco-friendly, "Green" and Safe"

SD Labs products are environmentally friendly, non-flammable and have very low toxicity. SD Pro and SD ST have a 0.0 (Least) HMIS hazard rating with regard to health and reactivity dangers.

SD Labs products eliminate the need for potentially harmful cleaning chemicals. Unlike chemical cleaners, and metal- or triclosan-based treatments, SD Labs products proprietary silane treatment is non-leaching non-sacrificial.

In sacrificial technologies, the active chemical agents lose part of their molecular structure in the destruction of targeted organisms, sometimes releasing harmful byproducts into the environment and into our bodies. In the case of non-sacrificial technologies (such as silane), the process does not require the active ingredient to be compromised and leaching does not occur. And because the target organism does not metabolize SD Labs products, microbes are unlikely to develop resistance compared to other antimicrobials with different modes of action.

Comparative Analysis

SD Labs Silane-based Silver-based Triclosan-based
Mode of action Physically ruptures cell membrane Releases ionic free radicals that react with cell DNA and disrupt critical life processes in the cell. Releases bischlorinated phenol (PCB) for consumption or cellular absorption causing lethal mutations in the cell.
Durability Semi-Permanent to Permanent Embedded in or on fiber binder or coating. Embedded in or on fiber binder or coating.
Cost Economical Expensive Moderate
Adaptive organisms Does not promote adaptive organisms Can create adaptive zones. Can create adaptive zones.
In-plant safety/handling Mild eye irritation Harmful if inhaled, harmful if absorbed through skin, moderate eye irritation. Moderate eye irritation, harmful if absorbed through skin, avoid contact with skin, eyes, or clothing. Do not breathe dust
Effectiveness

SD Labs ™ products are based on a unique antimicrobial technology that effectively controls and ruptures surface-damaging bacteria, fungi and mold on a wide variety of treated articles and substrates. The base active ingredient is registered with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and comparable regulatory bodies around the world.

Through extensive studies, this technology was found to be effective against a broad spectrum of bacteria, fungi, algae and mold which can cause stains and odors.

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