Ecolab offers hand and surface disinfectants proven to kill the COVID-19 virus in 30 seconds
Two Ecolab products used in all industries across Europe have been proven effective against the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2)
Skinman Soft Protect FF, a high-quality, alcohol-based hand rub, and surface disinfectant Sirafan Speed, were both proven to kill the virus that causes COVID-19
Wallisellen, Switzerland - 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 that causes COVID-19 in this testing coordinated through Dr Brill & Partner GmbH and carried out by by the Ruhr University Bochum, in Germany.
Effective hand hygiene and surface cleaning are critical in preventing the spread of viral infection. According to several scientific studies12, 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, according to the World Health Organization3.
“Cleaning hands and surfaces are one of the few weapons against the pandemic,” said 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.
About the products
Skinman Soft Protect FF is a liquid, alcohol-based hand rub with a unique, 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.
A trusted partner at nearly three million commercial customer locations, Ecolab (ECL) is the global leader in water, hygiene and infection prevention solutions and services. With annual sales of $13 billion and more than 45,000 associates, Ecolab delivers comprehensive solutions, data-driven insights and personalized service to advance food safety, maintain clean and safe environments, optimize water and energy use, and improve operational efficiencies and sustainability for customers in the food, healthcare, hospitality and industrial markets in more than 170 countries around the world. www.ecolab.com
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1 Aerosol and surface stability of HCoV-19 (SARS-CoV-2) compared to SARS-CoV-1. van Doremalen N, Bushmaker T, Morris DH, Holbrook MG, Gamble A, Williamson BN, Tamin A, Harcourt JL, Thornburg NJ, Gerber SI, Lloyd-Smith JO, de Wit E, Munster VJ. N Engl J Med. 2020 Mar 17. doi: 10.1056/NEJMc2004973.. PMID: 32182409.
2 Ryohei Hirose, Hiroshi Ikegaya, Yuji Naito, Naoto Watanabe, Takuma Yoshida, Risa Bandou, Tomo Daidoji, Yoshito Itoh, Takaaki Nakaya, Survival of SARS-CoV-2 and influenza virus on the human skin: Importance of hand hygiene in COVID-19, Clinical Infectious Diseases, , ciaa1517, https://doi.org/10.1093/cid/ciaa1517