Originally conceived as a protective shield for soldiers, MonoFoil Antimicrobial has quickly grown into new markets. The developers of MonoFoil are former soldiers who experienced first-hand the dangers of exposure to a broad range of organisms.
The active ingredient of the MonoFoil Antimicrobial product is an organo-functional silane technology. It physically disrupts or “disembowels” the target organism’s cell membrane on contact. MonoFoil Antimicrobial inactivates the cell through the process of lyses, wherein contact of the pathogens cellular wall with the MonoFoil Antimicrobial film produces cellular wall disruption. The contacting cellular wall is broken or ruptured and the microbe is no longer able to control its internal hydrostatic pressure, resulting in implosion or explosion of the species, depending on ambient pressure. No transfer of chemical or chemical residues occurs during this process. The MonoFoil Antimicrobial coating is not depleted and will continue to lyses cells. There is no increased resistance to MonoFoil Antimicrobial on subsequent exposure and no increased mutagenicity.
MonoFoil Antimicrobial is a bio-static antimicrobial additive that can be built into or applied onto a product, providing elemental antimicrobial coating both inside the product and at the surface. When built in, this protection will not wash off or wear away, giving it permanent antimicrobial product surface protection for the useful life of the product. MonoFoil can also be applied onto surfaces as a coating.