Disinfect & Shield is fast-acting nanotechnology that is anti-viral which destroys viruses and bacteria and prevents them from attaching to surfaces. The active ingredient is a colorless, odorless, positively charged polymer that bonds to the treated surface creating a layer of electrically charged “swords”. They protect the surface from biofilm growth by puncturing the cell membrane.
The murine hepatitis virus, a CDC recognized surrogate virus for SARS-CoV testing, was added to the wash cycle on a piece of fabric treated with the laundry product.
The persistence of the virucidal activity of the Disinfect & Shield Laundry Complete was evident even after more than 200 days with at least 99% kill of virus after only an hour of contact with the fabric, and nearly 97% kill after only 30 min.