Contec specifies list of disinfectants effective against coronavirus


Several of Contec’s formulations are registered and proven effective virucides

Contec specifies list of disinfectants effective against coronavirus

The recent discovery and spread of the 2019 novel coronavirus-Wuhan (2019-nCoV) is currently the subject of an active CDC investigation. Authorities around the world are expressing concern with those travelling to and from the area.

The majority of cases are in China; however, there are confirmed cases in other countries including Japan, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, South Korea, Australia, France, Germany and the US. The World Health Organization (WHO) has officially declared this outbreak a global emergency.

Contec said in a statement: “In anticipation of questions from our valued customers regarding the efficacy of our disinfectants as relates to the 2019-nCoV, we are providing the following summary of our proprietary chemistries and their known performance against this pathogen and similar enveloped viruses.”

“In short, several of our EPA-registered, US formulations including PREempt, and the newly released intermediate disinfectant, CyQuanol, should prove effective when used in accordance with their labelling against the recently identified 2019-nCoV and similar enveloped strains of coronavirus,” the statement said.

The statement concluded by saying: “Notably, our EU-approved chemistries – ProChlor and HydroPure – are registered and proven effective virucides.”

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The following products have demonstrated effectiveness against viruses similar to the 2019 novel coronavirus-Wuhan (also 2019-nCoV) on hard, nonporous surfaces. Therefore can be used against 2019 novel coronavirus-Wuhan (also 2019-nCoV).

  • PREempt RTU
  • PREempt Wipes
  • PREempt Concentrate
  • Contec CyQuanol

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