It’s not encapsulation, it’s not protector…
It’s the next evolution in carpet care technology
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 is the next best thing!
This is not encapsulation or carpet protectors, it’s something completely different!
Active Film Technology or AFT is a positive film that coats the surface fibre 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 re-soiling. Our positive or helpful AFT film barrier exhibits repellent properties. When the fibre is cleaned, the AFT hydrophillic 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 fibre once AFT is in place. This amazing component is natural, safe and non-toxic.
Encapsulation cleaners dry down and leave a polymer coating to suspend small particles of soil to be removed by vacuuming. Semi-fluorinated chemicals also coat the fibre and reduce surface tension but can be expensive and will increase drying times. While protectors can still be used with AFT, AFT is much cheaper, does not require extra application time, has no odour and is re-applied every time you clean at no extra cost to the company providing the cleaning, as it is built into many Bonnet Pro encapsulation formulas.