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WHAT IS FOSSHIELD®?

Fosshield is the premier fiber technology that safely and naturally inhibits the growth of destructive and odor-causing bacteria, mold, mildew, fungi, and viruses. Use Fosshield for all of your fabric needs, including carpets, linens, apparel, and car interiors to increase product life and reduce microbial growth.

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is the leader in providing customized, naturally safe silver-based antimicrobial solutions that continuously inhibit the growth of bacteria, mold, and fungi. Agion's antimicrobial technology is used in a vast array of products in the consumer, industrial, and healthcare industries.
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WHAT MAKES FOSSHIELD SO EFFECTIVE?

The key to the effectiveness of Fosshield's antimicrobial agent is the unique and balanced combination of silver and copper ions, bonded to a ceramic material. Moisture in the environment, the same moisture required for microbes to grow, initiates the release of silver and copper ions from the fibers. These ions bind to the microbes, inactivating them. The maximum release rate ensures continuous antimicrobial action for the life of the product.

WHAT ARE ITS BENEFITS?

  • Powerful antimicrobial technology that uses silver and copper ions -elements found in nature
  • Proven effective in inhibiting the growth of destructive microbes that cause odor, discoloration, staining, and deterioration in pre-clinical trials
  • Protected by Agion®, a leader in providing naturally safe antimicrobial solutions
  • Environmentally-friendly; silver ions are non-leaching
  • Can be woven into almost any fabric from cotton to rayon to polypropylene to nylon, without changing the characteristics of the fabric
  • Completely safe for human and food contact
  • Proven effective against 650 strains of bacteria, fungi and viruses
  • Can be made with Ecospun, the fiber made from 100% post-consumer recycled plastic bottles, for a totally green product

Unlike other antimicrobials that are applied via topical coatings, Fosshield's additive is built into the fiber resulting in permanent antimicrobial protection that lasts the life of the product. It will never wear or wash off.

"SILVER TECHNOLOGY"

Silver, a well-known antimicrobial, has a long history of preventing illness. In fact, the saying "born with a silver spoon in one's mouth" is largely based on the fourteenth century practice of placing silver spoons in the mouths of wealthy children to protect them from bacteria. During the 1800s, silver was also placed in the eyes of newborns - a practice that continues today. More recently, the medical community has incorporated silver into treatments for burn patients as well as for use in instruments such as stents and catheters.


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