Zoono products use purified, deionized water & a quaternary ammonium compound – these are commonly used agents found in products such as toothpaste, contact lens products, cosmetics, and soaps.
Our trade secret lies in the technology behind the quaternary ammonium compound which enables Zoono’s Z-71 Microbe Shield and Hand Sanitizer to stay active.
Zoono forms a molecular layer of covalently bonded molecules that attach to surfaces and skin – the only thing that compromises these bonds is excessive friction.
The simplest analogy is that “spikes” are formed on the surface. Once the microorganism comes in contact with the Zoono “spikes”, its cell wall membrane is punctured (a process called lysis); this causes cell degradation and death.
Whilst completely gentle for humans and animals, Zoono Z-71 Microbe Shield is deadly for a wide range of bacteria, viruses and fungi.
Zoono Z-71 Microbe Shield is water-based, does not contain alcohol and has a suggested 30 day application cycle.
When applied to a surface by spraying, wiping or ‘fogging’; Zoono leaves behind a mono-molecular layer that permanently bonds to the surface. These molecules are silane-based polymers that covalently bond to the surface, forming a barrier of positively charged microscopic pins.
The positively charged microscopic pins attract and pierce negatively charged microorganisms. The pins rupture the cell walls. This causes the microorganisms to break up with lethal effect. The layer of molecular pins is active on surfaces and skin.
It is now widely acknowledged that high touch-point surfaces are a significant source of microbiological contamination and are considered a major vehicle for harmful microorganisms to cause infection (cross-infection). Bacteria, viruses, fungi and yeasts contaminate surfaces, potentially forming bio-films that are extremely resilient to hygiene processes i.e. cleaning and disinfection. Harmful microorganisms can be transferred by cross contamination via touch or the air in the form of aerosols (in water droplets).
Aerial contamination is especially significant for viral infection but also for other infections including those caused by spores such as Clostridium difficile. Bacteria can be water-borne, such as E.coli and Pseudomonas. Each species, or “family” of microorganisms, can have its own unique mode of transmission and portal of entry. The very young and very old can be especially vulnerable to the many dangerous microorganisms inhabiting our world that are capable of infection. Patients that are immune-suppressed, have open wounds or who are generally ill at any age can also be more susceptible.
Any environments where germs are present and likely to pose a threat. Zoono Z-71 Microbe Shield and Hand Sanitizer is successfully used in buildings, vehicles, shipping, homes and hospitals where there is a risk of infection. Traditional liquid disinfectants only work when the surface is wet, once the disinfectant is wiped off or dried it is no longer capable of killing any harmful microorganisms that recontaminate that surface; in fact the surface can become contaminated to the same levels as before disinfection within 1 – 2 hours. Zoono Z-71 Microbe Shield is next-generation bactericide, virucide and fungicide technology that is water-based and contains ingredients of such a low toxicity level that it does not require any special precautionary considerations.
Zoono Protect is the exclusive Canadian distributor and a major American distributor of Zoono Z-71 Microbe Shield, a disinfectant that utilizes revolutionary active viricidal, bactericidal and fungicidal technology and Zoono Hand Sanitizer, a topical antiseptic utilizing the same ground-breaking technology. These products are both gentle for humans and the environment. Zoono’s technology is being utilized by industries worldwide; including airlines, manufacturing, healthcare and educational institutions to help protect employees and customers. It is used in the hospitality industry to instill confidence in returning patrons to hotels and restaurants, and in the gaming industry to protect major casinos. It is also deployed in the childcare and household settings to protect families. Traditional liquid disinfectants only work when the surface is wet, once the disinfectant is wiped off or dried it is no longer capable of killing any harmful microorganisms that re-contaminate that surface; in fact the surface can become contaminated to the same levels as before disinfection within 1 – 2 hours. Zoono Z-71 Microbe Shield is a next-generation bactericide, virucide and fungicide technology that is water-based and contains ingredients that do not require any special precautionary considerations for human skin or the environment. Zoono Z-71 Microbe Shield has a suggested 30 day application cycle and the Zoono Hand Sanitizer is recommended to be reapplied every 24 hours. The active ingredient of Zoono Hand Sanitizer, which is the same as that for Z-71 Microbe Shield, is included on Hard-surface disinfectants and hand sanitizers (COVID-19): List of hand sanitizers authorized by Health Canada. Both products are Health Canada authorized, and EPA/FDA registered.