PROTECTION

 

eStat PROtect™

ByoPlanet eStat PROtect™ is 5% active 3-(trihydroxysilyl) propyldimethyloctadecyl ammonium chloride in a stabilized aqueous solution. When applied to surfaces, ByoPlanet eStat PROtect™ is microbiostatic, inhibiting the growth of a wide range of dangerous microorganisms. ByoPlanet eStat PROtect™ is a reactive quaternary siloxane that imparts durable antimicrobial protection to a wide range of surfaces. 

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When applied with ByoPlanet's Electrostatic Applicator, the ByoPlanet eStat PROtect™ coats the substrate with a layer of PROtect one molecule deep. Then polymerization occurs creating a three ­dimensional network of molecules bonded to one another and anchored to the substrate at the Silane Base by covalent bonds, the strongest in nature. The Long Molecular Chain with the positively charged Nitrogen atom at its base points away from the substrate and should be viewed as a network of swords, each only one CH3 molecule thick. It is this Long Molecular Chain that physically ruptures the cell wall when the microbe is drawn towards the positively charged Nitrogen atom. Microbe cell walls that come in contact with ByoPlanet eStat PROtect™ are damaged on contact, without creating opportunities for adaptive or resistant strains to form making the treated surface inhospitable to microbial growth. ByoPlanet eStat PROtect™ is effective against Gram Positive and Gram Negative Bacteria, Viruses, Fungi, Algae, Mold, Yeast and Spores; yet it contains no heavy metals, carcinogens or toxins. ByoPlanet eStat PROtect™ is bonded to the substrate on the atomic level, is not consumed when attacked, does not deplete and remains adhered to the treated material between regular best-practice cleanings. 

ByoPlanet eStat PROtect™ Can be used as a final protective finish on the following items and surfaces:

  • Pre-moistened towelettes and tissue wipes (these do not impart pesticidal properties)
  • Tents, tarpaulins and sails
  • Athletic and casual shoes
  • Shoe insoles
  • Shower curtains
  • Socks comprised of nylon/orion, cotton/nylon, linen/Lycra, acrylic/polypropylene/nylon/Lycra, wool/silk/nylon/Lycra and wool/acrylic/nylon/Lycra
  • Stone and terrazzo
  • Throw rugs
  • Toweling made of 100% cotton, 100% polyester, and blends of these two fibers
  • Upholstery made of acetates, acrylics, cotton, fiberglass, nylon, polyester, polyethylene, polyolefin's, polypropylene, rayon, spandex, vinyl or wool
  • Vacuum cleaner bags and filters
  • Disposable wiping cloths that can be used for multiple purposes such as dusting or washing furniture, cars, walls, windows, floors, appliances, dishes, counter tops; the wiping cloths do not impart pesticidal properties
  • Women's hosiery
  • Women's intimate apparel
  • Wood
  • Air filters for furnaces, air conditioners, air purification devices, automobiles, recirculating air handling systems
  • Air filters/materials
  • Aquarium filter material
  • Bed sheets, blankets and bedspreads
  • Buffer pads (abrasive and polishing)
  • Carpets and draperies
  • Concrete
  • Fiberfill for upholstery, sleeping bags, apparel, where the fiber is cotton, natural down, nylon, polyester, rayon, or wool
  • Fire hose fabric
  • Humidifier belts
  • Mattress pads and ticking
  • Men's underwear and outerwear
  • Non-woven disposable diapers
  • Non-woven polyester
  • Outerwear apparel Uackets, sweaters, sweatshirts, coats. raincoats, overcoats, jerseys, ponchos)
  • Polyurethane foam for household, industrial, and institutional sponges and mops
  • Polyurethane and polyethylene foam, when covered
  • Polyurethane foam for packaging and cushioning in
  • non-food crops and plants

Stabilized Organosilane Antimicrobial Agent

ByoPlanet™ eStat PROtect™ is a 5% active 3-(trihydroxysilyl) propyldimethyloctadecyl ammonium chloride in a stabilized aqueous solution, that when applied to surfaces, inhibits the growth of odor causing bacteria, bacteria that cause staining and discoloration, fungi (mold and mildew) and algae. ByoPlanet™ eStat PROtect™ treatment provides an invisible microbiostatic coating for effective, durable protection of treated surfaces against microbial deterioration, odor, staining and discoloration typically associated with bacteria, fungi (mold and mildew) and algae. ByoPlanet™ eStat PROtect™ is a reactive quat siloxane that imparts durable antimicrobial protection to a wide range of surfaces. Use ByoPlanet™ eStat PROtect™ to treat textiles. including apparel, upholstery and carpeting, non-porous washable bathroom and kitchen surfaces and fixtures, architectural surfaces such as concrete, brick, wallboard, particleboard, stone and masonry. ByoPlanet™ eStat PROtect™ can also be used as a paint additive for antimicrobial resistant coatings or any application where durable, substantive antimicrobial surface activity is desired. ByoPlanet™ eStat PROtect™ can be diluted with water or other solvent (such as alcohols and ketones) in a range of 0.1-1.0% active for direct application to surfaces. Apply by ByoPlanet™ Electrostatic Sprayer, pad, spray, dip, soak, fogging or foam finishing, then dry/cure at ambient temperature, or up to 160°C for short periods.


 

Typical Properties 

Water solubility ........................................................... Complete
Physical form ................................................................ Colorless to light yellow liquid
Active quaternary (mw 497), % ........................... 5-5.25
Specific gravity @25°C ............................................. 1.00±0.04
Viscosity @25 °c .......................................................... <5cps (Brookfield) 
pH ...................................................................................... 5.0±1.5
Boiling Point .................................................................. 212°F(100°C) 
Flash point....................................................................... 181 °F (PMCC) 
Shipping ........................................................................... Non-Red Label
Biorenewable Carbon, % ......................................... 67 (Coconut Oil) 

 

Handling Information

ByoPlanet™ eStat PROtect™ is an effective treatment agent for surface protection against odor, staining and discoloration caused by bacteria, fungi (mold and mildew) and algae. Treatment solutions can be prepared by diluting 3.2-32 fluid ounces of ByoPlanet™ eStat PROtect™ per gallon of water or water and other solvents such as alcohols, glycol ethers and ketones. Dilution into aqueous alcoholic solutions is recommended to improve stability of use-dilutions of ByoPlanet™ eStat PROtect™ solutions, for example in 5-10% aqueous 2-propanol, to control oligomerization (crosslinking) of the silane. ByoPlanet™ eStat PROtect™ solutions can be applied to organic or inorganic substrates by ByoPlanet™ Electrostatic Sprayer, brushing, dipping, soaking, spraying, or by using foam finishing techniques to give a final treatment of 0.1 to 1.0 percent by weight active ingredient. The substrate can be dried at temperatures from ambient to a maximum of 160°C (320°F) to effect complete condensation of silanol groups and to remove water, solvent and/or traces of methanol from hydrolysis. Optimum application and drying conditions, such as time and temperature, should be determined for each application before use. If necessary, reapply ByoPlanet™ eStat PROtect™ every three months or when odor, staining and discoloration due to bacteria, mold stains, and mildew stains return. 
In Textile Finishing, a 2-4% pad bath concentration of is recommended, resulting in 0.1-0.2% of actives on weight of fabric. Test at the higher recommended range, then optimize to lower concentration as desired. In this 'example, with 100% wet pickup, add 4% ByoPlanet™ eStat PROtect™ to the pad bath, if the wet pickup is only 50%, add 8% to the pad bath. Pad bath dilutions should be made with purified water and used/replaced within an 8-hour period.

The following is a picture taken with an electron microscope of a surface coated with the active ingredient in ByoPlanet's eStat PROtect™ showing the long molecular chains extending out from the substrate. The sides of the square of the substrate in the picture are about 10 nanometers in length. Since typical microbes are 120 - 1,000 nanometers in size, one can see how many of the molecular 'swords' would damage the cell wall on contact making the treated surface inhospitable to microbial growth. 


PROTEXUS Matrix™

In addition to customer testing of specific microbes, our independent lab tests have shown all formulas of Protexus Matrix™ effective in the inhibition of growth for the following molds and bacteria: 

 

MRSAP aeciliomyces lilancinus
Paeciliomyces varioitti
Penicillum citrinum
Penicillum fellutanum
Penicillum notantum
Penicillum Funiculosum Penicillum sp. 
Proteus vulgaris
Pseudomonas aeruginosa
Pseudomonas fluorescens
Stachybotrys charatum
Staphlyococcus aureus
Strepococcus faecalis
Trichoderma virens
Trichoderma viride
Ulocaladium charatum 

Acremonium implicatum
Altermaria alternate
Aspergillis falvus
Aspergillis niger ATCC #1015
Aspergillis niger A TTC #6275
Aspergillis niger A TTC #9642
Aspergillis versicolor
Auerobasidum pullulans ATCC #7305
Auerobasidum pullulans ATCC #9642
Bacillis subtilis
Cladosporium cladosporoides
Curvularia lunata
Desulfovbrio desulfuricans
Enterobacter aerogenes
Escherichia aerogenes

 

EARTHSAFE PROTEXUS MATRIX™

Safe, Long Lasting Microbial Protection 

Products claiming to deliver residual and long lasting protection against mold, bacteria, and odors either do so with limited use and value, (EX: a few days of lasting efficacy), or come with the caveats that they can't be exposed to UV light or water as it will wash off. Couple that with the fact that the active ingredients need to be made available on the surface in order to be effective and you now have chemicals that leach off of whatever surfaces they're applied on. This is not only dangerous for anyone that comes into contact with them but also means the product no longer works once the chemicals are abraded off. 

EarthSafe Protexus Matrix™ is the only system available on the market to use a proprietary moisture activated matrix that delivers residual long lasting protection of treated surfaces for months at a time. The unique approach uses ambient humidity and microscopic pores on the treated surface to keep powerful active ingredients captive and available while ensuring they won't leach or abrade off on contact. Problems like mold, bacteria, mildew, allergens, even algae are small enough to enter the matrix but the active ingredients are too large to ever leach out. This gives you safe, highly effective, and long lasting protection and peace of mind that is simply unmatched by anything currently available today. 

Protexus Matrix™ has been tested extensively for performance and safety by independent 3rd party laboratories and has been certified as non-toxic and non-hazardous by Duke University Toxicology Laboratories. Other performance results and data can be supplied upon request. 

EARTHSAFE PROTEXUS™ CONTRACTOR GRADE

The Most Advanced Mold Prevention System Available

Ever have a leak in your home? Mold is not far behind. Builders are constantly trying  25 to find more effective and better ways to keep moisture YEAR out of homes but nothing is foolproof and mold is a likely problem most homeowners will face. Some can be safe, 
some can be toxic and deadly, all are a problem. Mold remediation costs can total tens of thousands for a mid­sized home and can put liability on the builder. Products have tried to prevent mold but fail at the crucial and critical moments when mold growth is most likely, high humidity and water exposure. 

Earth Safe Protexus CG is an advanced formulation of the Protexus Matrix™ with a more potent (yet still safe) package of antimicrobial and mold inhibition agents. Applied to new residential and commercial construction projects by a certified EarthSafe contractor, Protexus CG provides residual long lasting mold protection on any treated surface and is backed by a 25 year Warranty. 

Now home builders, project managers, and building owners can be assured that they're utilizing the most advanced mold protection system available today to protect their occupants. Home owners can buy with confidence that their homes are protected from harmful mold and the costs associated with it. And with a transferable warranty, many home owners can sell their homes with the same assurance to new buyers. 

MOLD IS EVERYWHERE . NOW YOU CAN
ERADICATE IT. EVERYWHERE. FOREVER.

Regular applications of Protexus™ can keep mold away not just for now, but forever. Our proprietary formulas are water based coatings and have been laboratory & military tested and proven to inhibit the growth of molds, mildew, biologica l odors and bacteria on the film ofthe treated surfaces. This liquid may be applied to virtually any surface or substrate porous and non-porous.

EARTHSAFE PROTEXUS™ OFFERS THE ONLY SOLUTION THAT ERADICATES MOLD, IS NON-TOXIC, COST-EFFECTIVE, AND LONG LASTING.

Of the 21.8 million people reported to have asthma in the U.S., approximately 4.6 million cases are estimated to be attributable to dampness and mold exposure in the home
— U.S. EPA

SOME OF THE EVERYDAY ITEMS AFFECTED BY MOLD, MILDEW AND BACTERIA:

Hospitals
Pools & Sauna Areas
Hotel Rooms & Common Areas
Sheetrock
Wood & Vinyl Siding
Plywood

Carpet Backing & Fiber
Installed Carpet
Flood Damaged Carpet & Buildings
Sub-Floors & Framed Houses
Boat Fabric & Outdoor Furniture
Boat Interiors & Bilge areas

Plastics
Decking Materials
RV & Mobil Home Interiors
Concrete (cured)
Roofing and...
Hundreds of other items we live with

PROTEXUS™ MATRIX CASE  STUDY

PROBLEM:

A major Southern University had locker rooms and a sauna located adjacent to a saline pool. Mold growth was rampant in both locker rooms and sauna. The mold was so thick on the sauna floor it was removed with a shovel. The condition required closure of the sauna and professional mold remediation on a weekly basis costing thousands annually. In an attempt to control costs and ensure the safety of the students the University sought a more permanent solution 

SOLUTION:

Protexus™ was introduced to the facility manager through his cleaning supply vendor as an extremely safe, long-term solution. The affected areas were thoroughly cleaned. Protexus was applied to all walls, lockers, floors, and ceilings.

RESULT:

With the introduction of Protexus™ into the University cleaning regimen along with quarterly applications, the mold problem was eliminated with no reappearance or regrowth over the eight month test period. The pool and sauna was a safe mold free environment and cleaning costs were reduced by thousands of dollars