Behind our products is one of this century's most promising advances in environmental science, colloidal chemistry. LCR AgWash provides a new solution to the personal health and environmental hazards of toxic cleaners and the free radicals emitted by them.
Colloidal products are non-hazardous, non-fuming, non-caustic, non-corrosive, non-combustible, non-explosive, non-hazardous. While highly effective, they are exceptionally gentle, safer and readily biodegradable.
They are phenomenally effective in preventing further environmental contamination. The price is only slightly more than harsh chemical cleaners and solvents, offset by reductions in Workman's Compensation claims, cost of protective clothing, expensive disposal procedures and fire insurance.
One container of colloidal concentrate can replace dozens of hazardous chemical cleaners and solvents, including household, industrial, marine, agricultural, vehicle and boat maintenance, and pet care chemicals.
The precise ingredients and blending process are proprietary. The ingredients conform to, and are defined as non-hazardous under OSHA Standards 29 CFR-1910 1200 and all of them are on the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) GRAS (generally recognized as safe) List.
A representation of micelles in soap. Organic matter is suspended inside the micelle.
What is colloidal micelle?
The heart of this new chemistry is the technology used to develop a "colloidal micelle." Sub-microscopic particles are created in a microscopic field similar to a magnetic field. It differs from traditional chemistry in that the molecular attraction is not the usual attraction between positive and negative poles. Rather, it is between like poles.
An analogy would be that negative attracts negative and positive attracts positive. The micelle has a hydrophilic (water seeking) pole and a hydrophobic (water repelling) pole. The hydrophobic poles attract each other, thus forming the interior of the micelle. The hydrophilic poles form a tough outer surface.
When a micelle comes in contact with a hydrocarbon molecule, the center of the micelle bonds to a similar hydrophobic hydrocarbon. It disrupts the attraction to other hydrocarbon molecules and/or to the surface.
The action of a single micelle is multiplied by billions of other micelles. The molecular level emulsification process penetrates highly viscous and sticky materials, lifting them from the surface to which they adhere.
Considering the damage inflicted on life and the planet by harsh cleaners and solvents, colloidal chemistry represents an exceptional advance toward environmental preservation and restoration.