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Does Si-Quat Kill Corona
Yes, Si-Quat by AFFIX Labs has been tested with Sars-Cov-2 the virus that causes COVID-19. The Study has been conducted based on ISO 21702 standards by the university of Lisbon.
To proof that the Si-Quat coating is effective against other claimed microbes is done with a world wide accepted test executed by a Certified lab.
Equilibrium is a certified lab allowed to certify companies with ISO standards. The test that is executed to test the effectiveness of the coating is a ISO: 22196 certificate showing that the product is effective.
This does not mean Si-Quat kills all viruses
Quaternary ammonium is proven to kill enveloped viruses, bacteria and fungi, they are not sporicidal and generally not tuberculocidal or virucidal against hydrophilic (nonenveloped) viruses. Coronaviruses are enveloped and therefor sensitive to this disinfectant, but there are other viruses, bacteria and fungi that would not be sensitive. List of proven viruses, bacteria and fungi that are.
Like all coronaviruses, 2019-nCoV consist of a minimum of three viralproteins namely spike protein (S), a type of glycoprotein, a membrane protein (M) that spans the membrane and an envelope protein (E), a highly hydrophobic protein that covers the entire structure of the coronavirus. The spike (S) glycoprotein in the coronavirus recognise the host cell receptors and causes an important role in viral infection .
The membrane within the virus protects the DNA within that is needed for a virus to take over a living cell and reproduce. DNA is highly sensitive and once the membrane is penetrated the DNA will be destroyed along with the reproduction abilities of the Virus. Therefor it is safe to assume if the silane molecule spike is able to penetrate the membrane of the Sars- cov-2 virus the virus is eliminated.
This does not mean other Silane Quat products are effective against Sars-Cov-2, COVID-19. Si-Quat by AFFIX Labs uses a special binder system increasing the anti-viral properties against the Novel Corona Virus. When in doubt ask for certification and verify the authenticity.
Quaternary ammonium is used around the globe from dental work to baby toys Si-Quat is used in all sorts of applications the big difference between them is the amount of active ingredient. Often the Quaternary ammonium is integrated into products. Only a very low dosage is needed to stop slow down bacterial growth.
Common items that have integrated quaternary ammonium are computer keyboards, PVC water pipes chew toys for babies and many more.
This does not mean that these items would also kill a virus.
This has to do with structuring and implementation, surfaces, what it does show is that it quaternary ammonium is not a direct health risk.
The coating, once dry, has no impact on human health if touched.
The carriers and binders used in Si-Quat should be treated as instructed by the technical data sheet.
Some external examples of the use of Quaternary ammonium.
Dental Materials, PVC Pipes
A surface that has been wiped down with disinfectant - usually alcohol or bleach - can be contaminated again just as quickly with the brush of a hand or a cough. Si-Quat provides a long-lasting and continuous anti-microbial alternative for the real world.
Si-Quat’s clear coating actively and continuously kills microbes, providing ongoing disinfection of treated surfaces. Like a varnish, the Repeltec coating hardens to create a clear, undetectable layer on almost any material. The active ingredients within this coating penetrate, and effectively electrocute, the outer membrane of microbes it comes in contact with, reducing microbes up to 99.999 percent.
What does Si-Quat mean? Silane quaternary ammonium Quat-Si, SiQuat, Silane Quat, Quat Silane, SiH4, Silica-quaternary ammonium, All these terms describe the same active anti-microbial active ingredient. This compound is used by companies around the globe to create cleaning products with antimicrobial properties but this compound is also used in products we are touching every day. Si-Quats are used in items like sports clothing but also in cutting boards in your kitchen and even in your computer mouse. Typically these quaternary silanes are used to preserve products or prevent growth of bacteria or mold. In the right formations and concentrations Si-Quats are also able to actively kill viruses and more sturdy bacteria like E.coli And S.aureus.
Dr Angelique Coetzee
"Keeping your practice a safe environment for patients is a difficult task given the frequency of disinfection that needs to be done on high contact areas, some of the chemicals used can also be abrasive to materials. Repeltec offered us a long lasting and durable surface treatment Si-Quat, it is easy to apply and adheres to almost any surface. This greatly reduces the need to disinfect high contact surface areas after each patient due to the antimicrobial properties of Si-Quat, we have kept our basic social distancing and hand washing policies in place and now feel more secure using Si-Quat in my practice."