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Clorox Professional's Total 360 System uses proven electrostatic technology
Clorox Professional Products has unveiled the Clorox Total 360 System.
Clorox Total 360 is an innovative new surface treatment system that combines proven electrostatic technology with trusted Clorox products to quickly and easily provide superior coverage in even the hardest-to-reach places.
Using patented electrostatic technology to optimise product delivery, the Total 360 System is a cost-effective solution for efficient, comprehensive surface treatment that is designed to help keep facilities healthier while saving them time, money and labour.
From absenteeism and facility closures to negative press, illnesses and infections can have serious impacts on public and commercial settings - and not just during flu season. Each year, productivity losses linked to absenteeism cost US employers alone an average of $225.8 billion. Schools are often among the hardest hit with nearly 60 million school days lost each year in the US due to cold and flu alone.
Antibiotic-resistant bacteria such as MRSA is also a cause of concern in settings like athletic facilities, where skin-to-skin contact and shared equipment or supplies may increase the risk of MRSA infections.
Since illness-causing germs can survive on surfaces for extended periods, facilities need to be confident that their cleaning and disinfecting protocols can get the job done.
"The professional cleaning industry plays a vital role in helping protect public health by preventing the spread of illnesses and infections in public spaces," says Kyra Zeroll, director - marketing, Clorox Professional Products. "Backed by the power of Clorox disinfecting and sanitising solutions, the Clorox Total 360 System makes a challenging, but critical task, more efficient for end-users, while providing complete coverage that ultimately helps keep facilities healthier."
The Total 360 System is able to cover up to 18,000sq.ft per hour with one of two Clorox products, providing superior surface coverage up to four times faster and using up to 65% less product, compared with some conventional trigger sprays per square foot.
The system utilises innovative electrostatic spray technology to allow Clorox disinfecting and sanitising solutions to reach surfaces outside the line of sight, covering what conventional trigger sprays may miss, including the sides, underside and backside of surfaces. It works by using an electrode to introduce an attractive charge to the disinfecting or sanitising product and atomises the solution, using an air compressor to generate a quiet, but powerful liquid flow.
Dr. Ken Giles, a professor in the UC Davis Department of Biological & Agricultural Engineering and a leader in electrostatic spraying technology, says of the system: "Because the solution's particles are electrostatically charged, they are attracted to surfaces with a force stronger than gravity, allowing the solution to reach and uniformly coat even hard-to-reach surfaces.
"Because the charged particles are attracted to surfaces, they can clear the air much faster than other delivery systems like foggers, which may leave the air saturated until gravitationally or forcibly cleared, allowing occupants to safely re-enter a room much sooner.
"Electrostatic sprayers are powerful tools to optimise application, but are just one piece of the puzzle. What makes the Clorox Total 360 System exciting is that it provides proven disinfecting and sanitising solutions delivered through electrostatic spray technology."
The Total 360 Electrostatic Sprayer can be used with two US. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-registered products that are specifically designed to help facilities fight illness- and odor-causing germs:
Clorox Total 360 Disinfectant Cleaner4: EPA-registered to kill 19 illness-causing organisms in two minutes or less. The ready-to-use, one-step disinfectant cleaner eliminates odors and kills outbreak-causing viruses like influenza, rhinovirus and norovirus and bacteria like Staphylococcus aureus, MRSA and Vancomycin Resistant Enterococcus faecium (VRE). The non-bleach-based formula is specifically designed for broad surface compatibility, making it ideal for use on a wide variety of surfaces found in schools, athletic facilities, offices and more.
Clorox Anywhere Hard Surface Sanitizing Spray - this kills 99.9% of bacteria on hard, nonporous nonfood-contact surfaces in one minute and kills 99.999% of bacteria on hard nonporous nonfood-contact surfaces in two minutes or less. The ready-to-use formula is EPA-registered against bacteria capable of causing foodborne illnesses such as Escherichia coli (E. coli) and salmonella, and does not require a potable water rinse after being applied to food contact surfaces. While tough on illness and odor-causing bacteria, it is easy on surfaces and can be use on a wide range of surfaces and objects found in diverse settings from food preparation and dining areas to public restrooms and childcare facilities.
The Total 360 System has been extensively tested for efficacy, residue and worker protection. Brian Thompson, department manager - research and development, Clorox Professional Products, says of it: "Safety, efficacy and aesthetic concerns like surface compatibility and residue are always key considerations in our product development.
"The Clorox Total 360 System was specifically designed to ensure the electrostatic sprayer and products perform together to enhance surface coverage and reduce the time it takes to treat surfaces in schools, athletic facilities, offices, food service settings and more."
6th April 2017