With more than 20 different antimicrobial options available, Sureshield has more options to provide built-in antimicrobial protection. Different antimicrobials are designed to work in different applications. In some cases, Sureshield may combine the use of more than one antimicrobial in the same application. Following is a list of some common antimicrobial types and how they work:
Silver reacts with proteins, which are integral components of almost all cellular structures and functions; can therefore cause loss of cell wall and membrane integrity, block cellular metabolic processes and inhibit cell replication.
Thiabendazole causes morphological distortion of germinating spores and upsets cell division by inhibiting ß-tubulin assembly during mitosis; interferes with cell division and replication.
Zinc pyrithione depolarizes membrane electropotential in fungi and inhibits fungal and bacterial substrate transport processes; interferes with cell membrane.
Isothiazolinone broad spectrum action by interacting with and oxidizing accessible cellular thiols (C-SH)