The Science

Behind PermaSafe

Conventional disinfectants and antimicrobials kill microbes by poisoning them with toxic chemicals. Even those that achieve results with nontoxic ingredients are designed to both act and dissipate quickly to avoid harm to humans and animals. Unfortunately, as soon as the disinfectant evaporates, so does its antimicrobial capabilities.

Unlike other antimicrobials, PermaSafe SHIELD is non-toxic, non-corrosive, non-hazardous, odor free, environmentally neutral, and can remain antimicrobially active for the life of the surface to which it’s applied.

Safe For Children Adults & Pets
Safe For Children Adults & Pets

Upon application, the patented antimicrobial agent in PermaSafe SHIELD chemically reacts with, and molecularly bonds to, the surface to which it is applied, becoming an integral and permanent part of that surface.

As the coating dries, millions of microscopic antimicrobial “spike-like” appliances form and extend from the surface. These “spikes” are actually long chains of positively charged atoms, and represent a deadly dual threat to microbes.

Upon application, the patented antimicrobial agent in PermaSafe SHIELD chemically reacts with, and molecularly bonds to, the surface to which it is applied, becoming an integral and permanent part of that surface.

As the coating dries, millions of microscopic antimicrobial “spike-like” appliances form and extend from the surface. These “spikes” are actually long chains of positively charged atoms, and represent a deadly dual threat to microbes.

Once cured, the antimicrobial coating is invisible and completely harmless to humans, yet extraordinarily effective at eliminating harmful microorganisms. Because the cell walls of harmful microbes are negatively charged, they are drawn toward and pulled onto the positively charged antimicrobial spikes by electrostatic attraction. Destruction is instantaneous and complete as the antimicrobial spikes both rupture the microbes’ cell walls and “vaporizes” them by delivering a powerful electrostatic charge.

Microbes Being Destroyed Against PermaSafe SHIELD
Microbes Being Destroyed Against PermaSafe SHIELD

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The Uncommon Cost
of the Common Cold

  • Americans contract a total of about 1 billion colds annually. And there’s no better place to catch one than in the confines of a car or truck. Like the flu, most colds are spread through contact with the droplets that are discharged when someone with a cold coughs or sneezes. While the infected party can reduce the virus’s airborne attack by covering their mouth when needed, their hands, and every surface they touch, can be just as dangerous … and costly.
  • The average school-aged American child contracts 6 or more colds per year, resulting in more than 24 million lost school days nationwide every year.
  • The average American adult contracts 2 – 4 colds per year, resulting in approximately 50 million lost work days annually.
  • Over 60 million cases of the common cold require medical attention each year in the U.S.
  • Americans spend over $5 billion each year on their colds, with about $3 billion spent on doctors’ visits and another $2 billion paid for treatments.
Controls Microbes, Bacteria, Fungi, Molds & Algae
Controls Microbes, Bacteria, Fungi, Molds & Algae

Multi-Faceted Protection

More than just a unique antimicrobial, PermaSafe SHIELD is also a highly durable surface protectant that repels liquids, making treated areas resistant to stains and easy to clean, while protecting interior upholstery, fabric and carpet from fading, degradation and discoloration. The PermaSafe System also effectively eliminates odors, such as those caused by bacteria, tobacco smoke, pet urine and other problem sources.

Available only from authorized automotive sales and service facilities, PermaSafe’s EPA approved products are applied with specialized “fogging” equipment that atomizes and propels them throughout a vehicle’s passenger cabin, heating and air conditioning ductwork and storage spaces, ensuring complete 360° coverage for every surface.

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Our Vehicles' Dirty Secrets

  • While virtually everyone regularly cleans their home, alarmingly few people give their vehicles the same attention, a concerning fact given automobiles provide such an attractive environment for germs to breed, especially if their occupants eat, or leave litter in them.
  • Over 90% of drivers claim they have never even thought about the possibility of germs existing inside their vehicles, yet they consider household germ control to be a “top housekepping concern.”
  • The average passenger vehicle interior is 17,000% filthier than the average family home.
  • The average public restroom is more sanitary than the average vehicle’s passenger cabin.
  • The average vehicle’s passenger cabin hosts 2,144% more harmful bacteria than the average smartphone.
  • 50% of drivers admit to being dissatisfied with the level of cleanliness in their vehicles and that they would never allow the same level of sanitation to exist in their homes. 
  • Over 90% of vehicles test positive for human or animal feces on their floor mats, carpet or in their trunks.
  • The average Vehicle’s trunk hosts 1500-2000 bacteria per square inch.
  • 46% of vehicle owners claim to clean their vehicles at least once each month. However, almost none have every disinfected their vehicle’s passenger cabin surfaces, the vital step required to kill germs.