What is ADAPT ASB™?
ADAPT ASB™ is a silane-quat antimicrobial that imparts bacteriostatic, fungistatic, and algistatic properties to coatings and resins for manufactured goods. It is available as a powder, solvent or aqueous solution. With proper integration, ADAPT products have high antimicrobial performance in ISO and ASTM testing. The active ingredient in ADAPT antimicrobial was developed and registered with the EPA in the mid 1970’s, and has since been widely utilized in numerous applications for over 35 years. ADAPT has expanded the breadth of applications and manufacturing processes by removing volatile organic compounds (VOC’s) and making it available in a new polymeric powder. Its powder, similar to its solvent-based predecessors, can be formulated into coatings. Unlike its predecessors, the powder can be compounded with polymer resins.
What does ADAPT ASB™ do?
The antimicrobial, when properly incorporated in accordance with the instructions and specifications provided, imparts a protective bacteriostatic, fungistatic and algistatic surface on substrates to prevent deterioration and discoloration caused by fungi, prevents algae growth and inhibits the growth of odor-causing bacteria. It is durable, leach resistant, and non-migrating. It does not create the conditions that promotes the development of resistant microorganisms.
How does ADAPT ASB™ Technology Work?
The active ingredient in ADAPT ASB forms a colorless, odorless, positively charged polymer that molecularly bonds to your product’s surface. The strong positive charge disrupts the cell membrane of all microorganisms that come in contact with the active surface, thereby causing their cytoplasm and organelles to leak out. It resembles popping a water balloon. Because of this physical kill mechanism, ADAPT does not promote the development of drug resistant superbugs.