The science behind it

    Quaternary ammonium compounds are one of the most widely used disinfectants today because of their broad-spectrum effectiveness. Quaternary ammonium compounds work by denaturing the proteins of the bacterial, viral, or fungal cell, affecting the metabolic reactions of the cell and causing vital substances to leak out of the cell, causing death. Because they are charged particles, they are readily adsorbed on the fabric surfaces.

    An antimicrobial is applied to a fabric to help fight off pathogens that could develop on the surface of the fabric. Antimicrobial fabrics can be made of a variety of textiles, including but not limited to polyester, polyester-vinyl composites, vinyl, and even acrylics. The effectiveness of an antimicrobial fabric lies in its ability to fend off microorganisms, and its ability to help prolong the life of a textile. The primary function of antimicrobials is to help prevent bacteria and other microorganisms from attaching to the fabric surface. Keep in mind, microorganisms can live in fabric and grow. That’s why antimicrobials are so effective — they prevent the growth and spread of microorganisms within the fabric.

    Highlights

    Our compounds work by denaturing the proteins of the bacterial, viral and fungal cell
    Antimicrobial is applied to help fight off pathogens
    Microorganisms can live in fabric and grow and that is why antimicrobials are so effective

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