How does it work?
Goldshield ® uses a technology that not only cleans and disinfects any surface but also protects it from microbes that land on the treated surface once it is dry.
- The microbe lands on the treated surface
- The microbe is then pulled onto the molecule by strong electrostatic forces
- The microbe is then pierced and killed
The analogy is “a bed of molecular nails”
The science behind Goldshield®
Goldshield ® ’s technology forms a covalent bond which allows it to remain affixed to any hard or soft surface. The surface is then positively charged generated by a nitrogen molecule, which pulls in negatively charged microbes. Through a long chain carbon, this unique assembly penetrates the cytoplasmic membrane physically stabbing the cell releasing ions, denaturing proteins and causing cytoplasm to leak so the cell is then destroyed. This renders the microbe dead and incapable of any adaption.
Extensive clinical trials have shown the product will remain active depending on the product and surface treated from 24 hours to 14 days. For many years cleaning and disinfection has relied upon old technologies that have failed to evolve and keep pace with microorganisms that are becoming ever more difficult to treat.
The need for new products that are safe to use, sustainable and are as environmentally friendly as possible has never been greater, Goldshield ® fits this need.
Goldshield® is an innovative solution to reduce the risk of cross-infection, providing a more effective solution that can be easily implemented without causing any business interruption whatsoever.
Why use Goldshield®?
Many products contain both detergent and disinfectant and are termed sanitisers. Products containing powerful agents such as chlorine or more recently chlorine dioxide, have excellent microbicidal properties but can be damaging to surfaces and can have health & safety issues depending on their concentration.
Goldshield® is a safe to use, water-based product
Goldshield ®’s covalent bonding means that the product remains active and even if the treated surface is cleaned by physical and even chemical action.
Goldshield ® is a product that:
- Is not removed by routine cleaning
- Enhances cleaning
- Provides a surface that is microbiologically clean for between 24 hours and 14 days depending on the product used and the surface to which it is applied.
Goldshield ® is a product that:
- Provides an anti-microbial surface once dry
- Is a broad spectrum biocide
- Is Water based
- Covalently bonds to any surface making it difficult to remove
- Microbiologically protects surfaces over long periods of time
- Is safe and simple to use
- The analogy is “a bed of molecular nails ”
Goldshield ® ’s unique technology differs to other technologies in that it not only kills microorganisms but also leaves a residual layer on any surface once dry. Most other formulations contain quaternary ammonium compounds (QAC) as the main biocidal active, which is not capable of leaving an antimicrobial barrier once dry.
Goldshield ® provides a protective layer that has been shown in numerous tests to remain for periods in excess of 24 hours and 14 days depending on the product used and the surface to which it is applied. Also, because Goldshield ® has a unique covalent bond, it is able to remain on the surface even if it is subsequently cleaned with normal detergents after application as cleaning is important to remove soils such as dirt and body fat. This is represented on the graph above, which is a visual representation to show the principle. The numbers of bacteria and levels of kill will vary depending on the environment.
Goldshield ® ’s ability to create this protective layer after disinfection, reduces the potential for cross-contamination/infection of potentially harmful pathogens in all areas of application in our industry sectors. This will create a safer environment in a world where we are seeing more and more antibiotic resistant strains of bacteria and viral pandemics. Goldshield ® ’s technology therefore provides a safer environment by providing a protective shield, wherever it is applied giving confidence that surfaces remain hygienic for days after application.