AFT or Active Film Technology
It’s not encapsulation, it’s not protector…
It’s the next evolution in carpet care technology
IT’S A REVOLUTIONARY CLEANING CONCEPT – essentially, a new additive for detergents – based on functional proteins. It works by forming protective layers of hydrated protein chains that help to facilitate dirt removal. So, during cleaning, AFT’s proteins help to completely displace the dirt and leave an invisible, aqueous protein film that acts as a stable surface protectant.
Have you ever seen a dirty flower? We haven’t either. Some plants use what is called the “Lotus Effect”, this is one of nature’s ways to self-clean every time it rains. While it can’t rain inside and clean your carpets, AFT – Active Film Technology – is the next best thing!
This is not encapsulation or carpet protectors, it’s something completely different!
AFT – Active Film Technology is a positive film that coats the surface fiber with an invisible durable layer only a few microns thick. This is to help prevent the “negative” oily film commonly called an oily binder that causes rapid resoiling. Our positive or helpful AFT film barrier exhibits repellent properties. When the fiber is cleaned, the AFT hydrophilic barrier causes soils to “float” on the Active Film so soils can be displaced or cleaned more easily, and often with a less aggressive cleaning chemical. AFT then also helps prevent new soils from attaching to the underlying face fiber once AFT is in place. This amazing component is natural, safe and non-toxic.
Encaps dry down and leave a polymer coating to suspend small particles of soil to be removed by vacuuming. Semi Fluorinated chemicals also coat the fiber and reduce surface tension but can be expensive and will increase dry times. While protectors can still be used with AFT, AFT is much cheaper, does not require extra application time, has no odor and is reapplied every time you clean at no extra cost to the company providing the cleaning, as it is built into many Bonnet Pro encapsulation formulas.