Capture Coating™ is designed and formulated for all types of HVAC air filter media using patented nanotechnology that imparts superhydrophobicity, non-toxicity, and breathability without affecting airflow, energy efficiency, or the HVAC filters. Capture Coating is a penetrating sealer, or more commonly known as surface sealer – it soaks into the surface of the material and forms a strong protective barrier under the surface without changing the airflow or breathability of the material. Once that barrier has formed then the amount of water that can soak in is significantly reduced. When applied to air filters, the coating does not change the MERV ratings of the filter.
How it works
When Capture Coating™ is applied on appropriately-rated HVAC air filters (especially using a certified HEPA filter system), it enhances air-filtration performance by functionally modifying the surface of the individual fibers comprising the filtration media. This establishes an environment at the filtration media-air interface conducive to an enhanced filtration efficiency of aqueous virus/microorganism carriers (e.g., infectious respiratory droplets) beyond manufacture-rated efficiencies via hydrophobic and electrophoretic interaction-based adsorptive filtration, as opposed to size-exclusion methods.
Capture Coating™ is partially composed of non-migrating material that prevents the growth of odor-causing microorganisms and does not foster the conditions that promote the viability and proliferation of viruses like SARS-CoV-2 and other contagion-causing microbes in the form of aqueous virus/microbe carriers expelled from infected individuals and/or animals. When properly used and applied, Capture Coating™ will yield a bacteriostatic, fungistatic, and algistatic surface on the air filtration media substrate to prevent deterioration and discoloration caused by fungi, algae, and odor-causing bacteria.