Agion Antimicrobial technology keeps products clean and extends product lifespans using silver and copper for protection. The technology behind Agion continuously resists microbe growth and provides built-in product protection. Agion Antimicrobial can be applied to virtually any material or surface.
Agion is designed to automatically release its antimicrobial components when conditions for bacteria growth are present. This capability results in lasting product protection against microbes.
Agion utilizes a zeolite carrier to provide its active ingredients, such as ionic silver, which fights microbes by preventing respiration, inhibiting cell division and disrupting cell metabolism.
Agion technology can be customized to provide microbial inhibition throughout a product’s lifespan. Sciessent’s technical team works closely with its partners to truly understand their applications and provide the optimal solution for a product’s exact needs.
The rapid development of nanotechnology over recent decades has revealed an intriguing world of possibilities for medicine, electronics and materials science. However, some questions remain about how to use nanoparticulate materials most effectively while ensuring safety for people and the environment. Given the uncertainty, Sciessent does not use nanotechnology in our antimicrobial and anti-odor additives.
The general definition of a nanoparticle is a solid particulate material with a diameter from 1 to 100 nanometers. A nanometer is 0.000000001 meters, or it takes 1,000,000,000 nanometers to make a meter. The particles used by Sciessent for antimicrobial and odor control are 1 to 5 microns in size, similar to the size of pigment particles used in paint and plastics to impart color. As an example, about 10 Sciessent particles next to each other are equivalent to the diameter of a human hair. It would take over 1,000 nanoparticles lined up to equal the diameter of a hair.