Cleanzine: your weekly cleaning and hygiene industry newsletter 23rd March 2023 Issue no. 1057
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Ecolab hand and surface disinfectants proven to kill Covid-19 in 30 seconds
Independent testing has confirmed the efficacy of a suite of Ecolab hygiene and disinfectant products against the virus that causes Covid-19. Ecolab's Skinman Soft Protect FF, a high-quality, alcohol-based hand rub, and surface disinfectant Sirafan Speed, were both proven effective against the virus in this testing coordinated through Dr Brill & Partner GmbH and carried out by the Ruhr University Bochum, in Germany.
According to several scientific studies, SARS-CoV-2 is estimated to survive several days on skin and on surfaces. Frequent cleaning and disinfection of surfaces and proper hand hygiene have been identified as critical measures to help stop the spread of SARS-CoV-2.
"Cleaning hands and surfaces are one of the few weapons against the pandemic," says Sam de Boo, president Western Europe Ecolab. "We need people to understand and see the benefits of hygiene. With the range of Ecolab products that have proven effective against the Covid-19 virus, people will feel more confident and adopt hygiene behaviours quicker to help stop the pandemic and protect public health."
Ecolab's disinfectants are used across a range of critical industries, including food manufacturing and services, food retail, hospitality and healthcare and long-term care facilities. These industries rely on adherence to hygiene practices like hand and surface disinfection to protect their staff, patients and customers. Ecolab offers guidance and protocols to ensure effective product application and disinfection processes.
Skinman Soft Protect FF is a liquid, alcohol-based hand rub with a skin-friendly formulation with full virucidal efficacy in 30 seconds according to EN 14476. It is effective against bacteria, yeasts and viruses. This high-quality formulation delivers essential skin protection through its moisturising and skin regeneration properties.
Sirafan Speed is a ready-to-use, no-rinse rapid surface disinfectant with a broad efficacy against bacteria, fungi and enveloped viruses. The combined action of its active ingredients provides quick acting disinfection on food contact-surfaces such as preparation tables, cutters and slicers.
Ecolab also supplies a wide range of other hand hygiene and surface disinfection products, which, like these two products, are compliant with the European Biocide Product Regulations, EN 14476, meaning they are effective against enveloped viruses, including coronaviruses.
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