Diversey, a global leader in infection prevention solutions for healthcare markets, recently announced that new testing shows its hydrogen peroxide based disinfectant, Oxivir Excel Wipes, passed the EN14476 test in 15 seconds when tested on SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. This testing was performed under the Turkish Ministry of Health procedures in an independent laboratory in Turkey.
The outstanding results confirmed that due to patented AHP® (Accelerated Hydrogen Peroxide®) technology Oxivir Excel Wipe neutralizes coronaviruses in as little as 15 seconds.
Innovative Technology for Enhanced Hygiene
Disinfectants have a key role to play in ensuring infection prevention and epidemic control by helping to provide hygienic environmental surfaces.
Oxivir Excel Wipes were developed with Diversey's patented AHP® (Accelerated Hydrogen Peroxide®) technology, which makes it one of the most effective products in the range to combat viruses such as SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19.
According to recent studies, to achieve maximum effectiveness, the product label contact time needs to be shorter than the surface drying time. Oxivir Excel Wipes with Patented AHP® (Accelerated Hydrogen Peroxide®) technology keep surfaces wet throughout the label contact time, which is a significant advantage over rapidly evaporating high-alcohol products or quaternary disinfectants with long contact times.
Safe and Fast-Acting Disinfection
To prevent the cross-contamination and spread of pathogens, and to minimize the risk of contamination, high-touch hard surfaces require frequent and thorough cleaning, especially during a global pandemic.
Oxivir Excel Wipe cleaner disinfectant is designed to deliver fast-acting, broad spectrum disinfection and effective cleaning performance for enhanced hygiene. Broad spectrum means that it has efficacy for most of the pathogens such as enveloped and non-enveloped viruses and mycobacterium, which are common causes of Healthcare Associated Infections. They neutralize pathogens in seconds and are safe and easy to use when used as directed. AHP® (Accelerated Hydrogen Peroxide®) technology is based on hydrogen peroxide, which breaks down into oxygen and water shortly after use, leaving no residual from the active ingredient to get into the waste stream or the environment. Being a one-step cleaner disinfectant, using Oxivir also helps to save time.
A Range of Superior Hygiene Products Effective in Every Location
In addition to Oxivir’s enhanced cleaning power - which can neutralize, prevent and control pathogens such as bacteria, viruses, fungi, mould and yeast - Diversey also offers a wide range of alternative solutions. As well as general disinfection, these products deliver specific targeted disinfection for the cleaning of floors, food contact areas, surfaces and equipment; and for laundry and personal hygiene. These enable customers to achieve the highest standards of hygiene in public spaces such as: hotels, hospitals, schools, restaurants and shopping malls.
A Global Commitment
Somer Gündoğdu – President, Diversey Emerging Markets & TASKI states: “Diversey Oxivir Excel Wipe 2-in-1 cleaner disinfectant has proven effective against SARS-CoV-2 in 15 seconds. This is the first product to achieve such a result in an EN approved test. This is another example of our commitment to support our partners in the global fight against coronavirus and reflects Diversey’s mission to protect and care for people everyday. Oxivir and our entire product range are playing an essential role in ensuring the highest standards of hygiene to protect public health and will continue to do so as the different stages of the pandemic evolve.”
For further information and upcoming country availability of the testing conditions, please contact your Diversey representative. For more information about the Oxivir Excel Wipe and to get in contact with our experts visit our Oxivir webpage.