How does Germguard work and what makes it different from other disinfectant cleaners ?



Now heres the science bit


 Germguards unique active technology introduces a completely new ethos to the destruction of potentialy lethal pathogens


Conventional disinfectant technologies use large quantities of hazardous chemicals to try and overcome the microbes defences, which can be very destructive to the surfaces they are applied to. Germguard uses a less aggresive approach, utilising own natural "keys" to disarm the microbial defences, thereby only requiring very low volumes of biocides to kill and destroy the microbes. These significantly reduced levels of biocides allow Germguard products to be used without harmfull effects on people, the environment and on almost any hard and soft surface, whilst still providing industry leading results. 


When a surface is cleaned and disinfected with Germguard, the molecular structure creates an invisible, non leaching non migrating micro-biostatic antimicrobial barrier on the surface, similar to a layer of "electrically" charged swords, this barrier continues to kill and protect against micro-organisms














Germguards principal active regarding the antimicrobial technology is an organosilane that contains both organic and inorganic reactivities in the molecule. It is the quaternary ammonium functionality that provides the micro bacteriostatic activity. The nature of the Germguard organofunctional silane allows it to chemically bond to the substrate and to also bind to itself, this provides a durable uniform and long lasting invisible antimicrobial barrier that destroys microbes that come into contact with the surface.













This technology provides ionic and physical disruptions of the cell membranes of the target organisms, the two forces cause the rupturing of the cell membrane, the long chain chemical component and the positively charged nitrogen component. The strength of the Germguard technology is never diminished, when a micro-organism comes in contact with the surface, the nitrogen component  “electrocutes”  the microbe causing death. The active surface protection does not create the conditions that allow micro-organisms to adapt, mutate or develop resistance into Superbugs such as MRSA.


Germguards cleaning and disinfecting antimicrobial protection technology is the perfect approach for the rapid kill  and  inhibition  of  micro-organisms


This  mode  of action is entirely unique to other antimicrobial technologies that use leaching, migrating phenols, bleaches, heavy metals and poisons


Lauren Connors BSc (Hons) Biology - University of Manchester