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The antibacterial film ILC carries is called BioLam™ BioLam™ is a patent-pending product of Protect-All Inc. It is a film designed to prevent the spread of bacteria, mold, mildew, and fungi. This film can be ordered in any size laminated pouch or roll film.
We are surrounded by a multitude of dangerous microscopic organisms. One bacterium can reproduce a million times in just one hour. Some bacteria can survive on documents for months. BioLam™ was specifically developed to effectively control against the growth of unwanted micro organisms on laminated documents.
Individuals working in medical and scientific settings, restaurants and food service, schools or other settings are potentially exposed to higher concentrations of bacteria. In environments such as these, individuals must use extra care to ensure that contamination sources are controlled. BioLam™ provides an added line of defense against the growth of unwanted bacteria.
Antimicrobials are products that inhibit the growth and reproduction of germs, bacteria, mold and fungi. There are many types of anti-microbial products, but BioLam™ is the only laminating film that incorporates the natural protection of silver as an antimicrobial agent. Silver is effective against the broadest range of bacteria.
BioLam™ incorporated AgION silver based antimicrobial agent. When micro organisms are exposed to the antimicrobial agent, the lifecycle processes of the organism are interrupted and the organism's reproductive capabilities are affected.
Yes it is. Studies have shown AgION antimicrobial agent to be less toxic than table salt. Silver, the antimicrobial agent that is used in BioLam™, has been used for centuries in medical applications and to protect various food products from spoilage. The earliest record of silver use was in 79 AD where it was used for long-term water storage. Today, silver is used to control bac- terial growth in extremely susceptible medical environments such as burn wards and on "in body" medical devices.
Current testing suggests that the active AgION ingredient in BioLam™ will not wear off with cleaning or use. In fact, under normal conditions, the laminated piece will most likely wear out or become outdated before the active antimicrobial becomes ineffective.
Yes. The AgION antimicrobials are EPA registered for a broad range of uses, including food and water contact, HVAC, toys and tooth-brushes. They are FDA-listed under the FDA food contact substance notification for use in all types of food contact polymer in 21-CFR, parts 174-186. They are listed on USDA list of non-food compounds maintained by NSF for food processing plants. They are CTFA approved additive on the cosmetic, toiletry and fragrance association inventory.
No it will not. AgION antimicrobials are EPA registered as a pre-servative and bacteriostatic agent. Under EPA regulation, the antimicrobial may be incorporated into BioLam™ for the sole purposes of protecting the lam-inated article from the spread of unwanted bacteria, fungi, mild and mildew. BioLam™ reduces the likelihood that the bacteria will be transferred to others through frequently handled documents.
No. The BioLam™, with the AgION antimicrobial agent is completely inorganic and has not been linked to the adaptive resistance seen with organic material like antibiotics.What organisms will BioLam™ kill? The EPA prohibits listing specific health claims that indicate which microorganisms BioLam™, with AgION antimicrobial agent, will kill. AgION antimicrobial film has been shown to be effective against a broad spectrum of many common bacteria typically found in food service, hospitals and clinics, dental offices, school and day care facilities.
Yes, the added benefits of BioLam™ come at a higher price. If maintaining a hygienic environment is important, the added cost of BioLam™ far outweighs the additional expense.
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