The Need for Bacterial
/ Viral and Fungal Control:
Recent advances in medical science, sanitation and hygiene, aided by better
nutrition, have dramatically improved health and extended life expectancy by
reducing the burden of infectious diseases.
Although the levels of infectious diseases
have, indeed, been reduced, such diseases are still the
major cause of sufferings and a heavy drain on resources
of health services throughout the world. The emergence
of new pathogens, and strains of bacteria resistant to
antibiotic treatment, greater international mobility, globalization
of food supplies, the aging population and many other factors
are bringing new challenges for infectious disease control.
The contribution of good hygiene practices throughout our
community, such as hospitals and food production areas,
in public places, schools and now, in the home, is inevitable.
Much of the infectious diseases are spread in the home
and good hygiene practices can help in preventing the spreading.
Hygiene in the home is, therefore very important.
Clearly, there is a continuous need for
appropriate hygiene practices for the reduction of risks
at home and especially outdoors.
Three types of microorganisms:
Viruses straddle the fence between living and non-living
things. They are totally inert, being as alive as a rock.
However once they come into contact with a suitable host
such as plant, animal or bacterial cell, they become active,
infect and take over the cell.
Viruses can be found in every material and environment
on Earth from soil to water to air. They evolved to infect
every form of life, from animal to plant and from fungi
to bacteria. Viruses are the smallest infectious particles
that cause a number of diseases including smallpox, the
common cold, chickenpox, influenza, dengue, hemorrhagic
fever, shingles, herpes, polio, rabies, Ebola, hanta fever,
hepatitis B, SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) and
AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome).
Bacteria are living cells that are larger
than viruses. Their sizes range from 0.5 – 5.0um,
some are even known to grow above 0.5mm. Bacteria can be
found in food, soil, air, water and even within the bodies
of animals especially in the intestines and skin.
The role of bacteria in disease and infection
is important. Some bacteria are pathogenic and cause tetanus,
typhoid fever, pneumonia, syphilis, cholera, foodborne
illness and tuberculosis. Streptococcus, staphylococcus,
or many gram-negative bacteria cause infection of the blood.
The mode of infection is through contact, air, food, water,
Fungi are the great decomposers of the
world (along with some help from the bacteria). Examples
are mushrooms, rusts, smuts, puffballs, truffles, morels,
molds, and yeasts, as well as many less well-known organisms.
Fungi cause a number of plant and animal
diseases. Examples of human diseases are ringworm, athlete's
foot, and several more serious diseases.
One of the most common species of fungi
is Aspergillus niger They are a ubiquitous group of filamentous
fungi that are commonly isolated from soil, plant debris,
and indoor air environments. Commonly found on textiles,
in soils, grains, fruits, and vegetables. They are responsible
for black molds and mildews in homes.
Aspergillus niger gives off neurotoxic
gases that can cause: allergies and worsening of reactions,
asthma and asthmatic-like symptoms, headaches, fatigue,
sleep problems, depression and irritability.
The ANTIBAC 2K® Mission
To protect every consumer at every
place that they live work and play.
is ANTIBAC 2K®?
Antibac 2K® is
a water-based antimicrobial and malodour removal formulation
with botanical extracts.
Antibac 2K® adopts
the latest technology in biocidal activity that satisfies all
safety concerns and efficacy requirements.
This powerful and terminal formulation has
a broad spectrum of antimicrobial efficacy, where it eliminates
Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria, fungi and enveloped
The philosophy behind Antibac 2K® formulation
is to provide a product that is not harmful to people, animals
and the environment. Thus this powerful and terminal formulation
is safe to use and effective at economical doses. It is non-toxic/non
carcinogenic, non-irritant, non-corrosive, biodegradable, easily
handled and non-tainting.
It is certified and endorsed in Germany and
meets the standards required for disinfectants on 3 governing
Safety: It is non-toxic/non carcinogenic, non-irritant,
non-corrosive, biodegradable, easily handled, non-tainting,
odourless and chemically stable.
Effectiveness: It is a powerful and terminal formulation
that has a broad spectrum of antimicrobial efficacy, where
it eliminates Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria,
fungi and enveloped viruses.
Antibac 2K® Virucidal
Tested and endorsed by Mikrolabs GmbH, Bremen, Germany
Antibac 2K® Bactericidal
Tested by PSB Corporation, Singapore in accordance to world standards
Only an economical dosage of Antibac
required to achieve a 99.999% kill rate e.g.
for general application, 1:200 dilution is effective.
However to eradicate SARS and Bird Flu, a 5%
concentration is required.
Do not require specific protection aids and special
training to handle
Good rinsability – reduced need for residual
testing and monitoring
Antibac 2K® uses
21st century encapsulation technology to eliminate malodours
Properties of Highly Selective Odour
Removes unpleasant smelling substances such as those
from cigarette smoke, lavatory, fish, garlic and onions
by binding them chemically or by encapsulation.
Most malodour molecules contain chemically reactive
functional groups e.g. amines (like nicotine in cigarette
smoke), thio compounds (allicin in garlic and onions)
or acids (isovaleric acid in human sweat) that lead
to odour-active gaseous materials. The Malodour Remover
system selectively binds these entities, ensuring
the non-release of the bad odour molecules
Enhances the release of aroma scents
Non – toxic and readily biodegradable
Easily reactivated by water or humidity
How are malodours removed?
In Gas or Oil phase the malodour eliminator structure
is closed (TOP PHOTO)
When solubilized in water the structure opens up, exposing
active site that binds the malodour molecule (BELOW PHOTO)
Once malodour eliminator captures the molecules (binds
the malodour molecule), it closes permanently