Presentation on theme: "Presenting The AEGIS Microbe Shield"— Presentation transcript:
1 Presenting The AEGIS Microbe Shield Active Management of Indoor Environments
2 Welcome to the AEGIS Indoor Environment Microbial Protection for Canada’s Great Indoors
3 MICROORGANISMS (Microbes) A minute life form of microscopic size; especially one that causes diseasesBacteriaFungi (mould & mildew)YeastsAlgaeWHERE ARE MICROBESVirtually EverywhereIn the air we breathOn our skin and bodiesIn the soilOn practically all surfaces we contact
5 What Are Acceptable Levels of Microbial Exposure? For Chemicals - Threshold Limit Values, Other Mandated LimitsFor Microbes - Least Possible Exposure
6 Buildings are Complex Structures OfficesPatient RoomsWarehousesMedical LabsClassroomsICUEquipment RoomsStorage SpacesHow can one tool work everywhere?
7 Traditional Solutions 1) Housekeeping(Detergents,Bleach,Fragrances,etc.)SHORT TERM SOLUTIONS* Mask odours, problems* Adaptation by microbes
8 Traditional Solutions 2) Engineering(Selection, Operation, Maintenance,Modification of HVAC Systems)DILUTION* Does not address pollution sources,may be part of the problem!* Cost / Benefit Ratio
9 Traditional Solutions 3) Industrial Hygiene(Assessment, Testing, Analysis)VAGUE CONCLUSIONS* Untrained in Microbiology* Little Guidance
10 IF ALL THESE OTHER SOLUTIONS ARE SO GOOD WHY HAVEN`T THEY SOLVED THE PROBLEM ?
11 IAQ experts say that 80% of buildings have problems The same experts often blame “stale air” as the culpritMicrobes cause more IAQ problems than any other contaminantAll standard remedies (HVAC modification, cleaning, refurbishing) are beneficial but are temporary, expensive, and address the problem rather than the sourceUnless the source of contamination is removed or neutralised, problems will always returnSo, what can you do?
12 Or, You can solve your problems! You can use more bleach, cleaners, and disinfectants You can live with headaches, sore eyes and allergies You can continue to fight mildew, germs and bacteriaOr,You can solve your problems!
13 MICROORGANISMS IN BUILDINGS Strategies For Control Control Nutrients - but all surfaces can be colonised!Control Moisture - often not effective or possible.Control Sources - prevent growth.The AEGIS Microbe Shield permanently modifies building surfaces, even those that will get wet, so they cannot act as a source of microbial amplification
14 Without Amplification, Microbes Simply Will Not Reach Levels Necessary To Cause IAQ Problems In Buildings.
15 Sometimes, it just isn’t hard to find at all…..
18 What is the AEGIS Microbe Shield? A revolutionary antimicrobial technology that does not rub off or migrate onto the skinAn extensively tested technology developed at Dow Corning CorporationAn antimicrobial technology safely and effectively used for over 20 yearsA technology easily applied to indoor surfaces such as walls, floors, etc.
19 OBJECTIVE HOW Provide Healthy Indoor Environment Sustain occupant loyaltyIncrease occupancyReduce complaintsHOWThe Aegis Microbe ShieldControls Odour-Causing Yeast & FungiPrevents Growth of Infectious BacteriaIs A Safe, Effective & Durable Treatment
20 ANTIMICROBIAL ANTIMICROBIAL AGENTS Capable of destroying or suppressing the growth of microorganismsConventional ( leaching or migrating )AEGIS Microbe Shield ( non-leaching, bonded )ANTIMICROBIAL AGENTSDiffer in theirChemical NatureMode Of OperationDurabilityEffectivenessSafetyCost
21 CONVENTIONAL ANTIMICROBIALS Diffuse from the surface to come in contact with the microbeLeach or migrate off of the productAre consumed by microorganismsChemically interrupt (poison) the cellCan be used upCause adaptive microorganismsHave short term effectivenessTHE AEGIS MICROBE SHIELD TECHNOLOGYIs bound to the surface requiring the microbes to contact itDoes not off-gas or emit VOCsIs not consumed by microorganismsMechanically interrupts (stabs) the cell wallWill not cause adaptive microorganismsProvides long-term effectiveness
22 The AEGIS Microbe Shield How is it different from other solutions?
30 Applications of The Aegis Microbe Shield How we can help you to solve and prevent microbial problems.
31 Hypoallergenic Rooms Controls leading cause of asthma and allergies Improves indoor environmentReduces odours and improves freshnessLong lasting and cost effective
32 Ventilation SystemsApproved by PMRA for use as a long term material preservative on duct workApproved for use on sound liners, coils, louvers and other componentsControls microbes on chronically wet surfaces near intakes and cooling coilsControls major contributor to SBS
33 Schools and Other Public Buildings Provides a “window of opportunity” to facilitate needed repairsImmediate control of microbesAddresses public concerns with chemical usageSafe and cost effective, 3 year warrantyVirtually all surfaces are treatable
34 Health Care Facilities Controls infectious microbesDoes not promote genetic adaptationSafe for use in ICU, OR, and other sensitive areasControls microbes during renovationsControls MRSA Aspergillus, E. coli, Salmonella, other invasive pathogens
35 Features & Benefits Improves “cleanability” on many surfaces Broad spectrum control - Fungi Mold, Mildew, Gram(+) and Gram(-) Bacteria, Yeasts, AlgaeOdorless and colorlessDurable for at least three years on most surfacesUnmatched safety profileWon`t leach into the environment or transfer to other articles or to the skin- no “zone of inhibition” in lab testsNo arsenic, heavy metals, or polychlorinated phenolsImproves “cleanability” on many surfacesControls or eliminates microbial staining and deteriorationCost effective applicationState of the art science and technical supportMay be applied to all non-food contact surfacesThe confidence of more than 20 years of effective use on hosiery active wear, medical goods, undergarments, home furnishings, carpets, air filters, bedding, disposable wipes, etc
36 EMOTIVE BENEFITS provided by the AEGIS Microbe Shield Maintains long lasting freshnessEliminates the smells created by mould, mildew and bacteria in the buildingControls or eliminates microbial staining of the treated surfaceReduces the risk of surface contaminationControls a major contributor to SBS
37 TECHNICAL BENEFITS provided by the AEGIS Microbe Shield Effective for three years or moreProduced by a Fortune 500 company in an ISO-9002 facilityUnmatched safety profile - applied only by trained applicatorsThe confidence of more than 20 years of effective, safe use on hosiery, active wear, medical goods, home furnishings, and numerous other consumer products as well as in buildings
38 ANTIMICROBIALS & the Pest Management Regulatory Agency Require RegistrationIf an agent claims to kill microorganisms it must be registered with the Canadian PMRAAn antimicrobial must only be used in accordance with its accepted labelTHE AEGIS MICROBE SHIELDIs properly registered with the Canadian PMRA (PCP Number 15133)For use on virtually all indoor surfaceswalls, ceilings, carpetsall HVAC components including ductsall furnishingscrawl spacestoilets, tubs, showers
39 THE DIFFERENCEIs the AEGIS Microbe ShieldQuality, safety, durability and effectiveness all add up to valuable protection of your indoor environment
40 THE DIFFERENCEIs the AEGIS Microbe ShieldUsed on products like socks, scrubbing pads, air filters, running shoes, diapers, sanitary wipes, hockey equipment, computer touch screens, surgical drapery and plaster limb castsUsed in performance fabrics such as surgical drapes and clean room garmentsUsed to protect the indoor surfaces of hospitals and leading heart and cancer institutes