mPale Antimicrobial

The mPale antimicrobial is a long lasting antimicrobial coating to the target areas. The active ingredient in the mPale Antimicrobial forms a colorless, odorless, positively charged polymer, which chemically bonds to the treated surface. You could think of it as a layer of electrically charged swords. When a microorganism comes in contact with the treated surface, the quaternary amine sword punctures the cell membrane and the electrical charge shocks the cell. Since nothing is transferred to the now dead cell, the antimicrobial doesn’t lose strength and the sword is ready for the next cell to contact it. Normal cleaning of treated surfaces is necessary to prevent build-up of dirt, dead microbes, etc. which could cover the treatment, prohibiting it from killing microorganisms.

How mPale works:
  • mPale physically ruptures cell membranes and electrocutes the microbes (instead of chemically poisoning the cell like other treatments)
  • mPale is structured as a long molecular chain (picture a spike)
  • mPale has a positive nitrogen atom at the base of the chain.
  • The base of the mPale spike locks it to the surface and cross links with other spikes.
  • mPale’s interlocking spikes form a protective grid over surfaces.
  • Negatively charged microbes are pulled irresistibly onto the mPale surface.
  • Microbes are “mPaled" by the carbon chain and pulled down to its base where they are electrocuted by the nitrogen atom.