The Science behind the BacteriaShield™ Process



Sterile Environments' BacteriaShield™  is a process that utilizes a line of anti-microbial, EPA approved, products that are powered by state-of-the-art technology and science. When applied, these products fight microbial growth by creating a force field on surfaces so strong that it tears apart the thin cell wall of microbes like bacteria, mold, fungi and algae.


The BacteriaShield™ process makes surfaces cleaner by providing a one, two punch that sterilizes surfaces and shields them. This process uses an EPA approved sterilization product to “physically” destroy microbial cells' thin walls and then applies an EPA approved coating to further shield surfaces for up to 1 year. 


Did you know that the cell wall of a microbe is about as thin as a soap bubble? Now imagine the antimicrobial barrier applied during the BacteriaShield™ process as a lawn with countless blades of grass pulling at that soap bubble until it reaches the grass and pops.


The BacteriaShield™  process utilizes a bonding organosilane quaternary antimicrobial surface coating that can last up to 12 months on applied surfaces and objects. This coating physically ruptures the target organism’s cell membrane on contact.

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This EPA approved coating molecularly bonds to a treated surface, penetrating the substrate, thus making 360° of the surface itself antimicrobial against a broad spectrum of surface damaging and odor causing virus, fungi, bacteria, algae, and yeast including.

The 2-step BacteriaShield™  process, through our licensed use of EPA approved products, will help make your surfaces resistant to diseases such as:

  • Human Coronavirus (Covid-19)

  • Hepatitis B & C

  • Herpes Simplex Type 1

  • HIV-1

  • Influenza (Flu)

  • Norovirus

Turbo-Flo Spraying Technology: Electrostatic Wrap-Around


Electrical charging causes an attraction force between the sprayed drops and the target surfaces. The electrical charge on the spray droplets is small but the force of attraction to the surface is strong since the sprayed particles are lightweight. The electrical force which pulls the spray towards the surface is 40 times greater than the force of gravity.


This means when the droplets approach the target surface, they will reverse direction and move upwards against gravity. The electrostatic wrap-around phenomenon occurs as droplets move quickly towards the target. The level of charge is important for the electrostatic effect.


Other electrostatic sprayers have not been able to produce a charge high enough to give a significant electrostatic benefit. Sterile Environments spray nozzles produce the highest charge level of any electrostatic sprayer on the market and work with most classes of chemicals.


The BacteriaShield™ process has been used safely and effectively in all areas of construction to plastics as well as in hospital applications. The following information has been prepared in response to numerous requests for a list of microorganisms against which the technology is effective. They were selected to provide a test spectrum which is representative of all significant types and varieties of microorganisms.

This data is provided solely to assist you in understanding the capabilities of the base technology and is not a warranty. Laboratory testing is performed in a controlled environment and may or may not be interpreted as eliminating, controlling, minimizing or otherwise affecting health conditions which may be associated with specific organisms.

The formulas used in BacteriaShield™ process can be incorporated in a variety of materials, including powder coatings, gel coats, latex paints, polymers, fabrics, paper products, and wood. The BacteriaShield™ process can also be applied to multiple areas such as: kitchens & baths, indoor/outdoor surfaces, plastic, stone and metal surfaces, automotive surfaces, footwear, pet odor areas, laundry, and carpets.

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