Chemicals effective against the Corona Virus
See more at under our chemicals section on Virkon.
With demand soaring, Lanxess began air-freighting Virkon to China instead of shipping it “getting it to customers within a week, rather than 30 to 45 days. Lanxess also installed a second shift, doubled capacity at the factory making Virkon in Sudbury, England, and is leaning on other European production sites. Bischof predicts sales will remain high for the foreseeable future. Demand is here to stay at least for this year, if not going forward,â€ she says. The topic of disinfection is present in people™s minds now.” With Gerald Porter Jr. and Thomas Buckley.
*Formulated Broad Spectrum Disinfectant “ The broad spectrum efficacy of Virkon S has been proven effective against: 61 strains of virus, 33 strains of bacteria, and 6 strains of fungi.
Versatility €“ Effective for non-porous hard surfaces, agricultural production equipment, vehicles, wheels, boot disinfection and day-to-day farm disinfection.
In-use diluted solution is non corrosive to skin and eyes.
Mode of Action
Virkon® S oxidizes sulfur bonds in proteins and enzymes disrupting the function of the cell membrane causing rupturing of the cell wall.
Sodium Chloride 1.50%
Other Ingredients 77.09%
Total Ingredients 100.00%
Effective Against Viruses, Bacteria and Fungi in Industrial and Agricultural/Animal Facilities.
Trichophyton spp. (Mud Fever)
Trichophyton spp. (Ringworm)
See more information under our chemical section for Halamid.
Why you should use Halamid®.
Because our disinfectant Halamid® is proven effective in killing the Corona virus.
Because Halamid® is safe to handle, not corrosive to equipment and effective against a large range of microorganisms. This broad range effectivity is important because other pathogens may cause secondary infections once the person has been weakened by infection with the coronavirus.
Where you should use Halamid®.
Disinfection of places where possibly affected people are present (eg. hospitals) is obviously very important. It should take place as often as possible, and certainly once a day at the very minimum.
It is also important to regularly disinfect other public places. Attention should be paid to public buildings (schools, airport, train stations, commercial centres, restaurants and so on) and public transport among others. Private places should also be disinfected, especially if the virus is present in the region. Each person should disinfect its own place on a regular basis. Special attention should be paid to toilets, bathroom, kitchen and doorknobs.
How you should use Halamid®.
Halamid® is used as a solution €“ the powder easily dissolves in water €“ and solutions are very stable if stored away from heat and light. Dirt protects the virus, so a thorough cleaning preceding disinfection will give the best results. The recommended dose is 1% with a contact time of 30 min. A Halamid® solution can be rinsed, mopped or sprayed. We advise to use at least 150 ml/m2.
HALAMID® IN HEALTH CENTERS AND PUBLIC AREAS
The use of Halamid® is however not limited to general disinfection: it can also be used for disinfection of hands, helping to reduce skin contamination and prevent bacteria and viruses spreading.
Disinfect the rooms, surface and equipment with a 0.5% HalamidÂ® solution. In case of HIV contamination, the World Health Organization recommends to use a 2% HalamidÂ® solution for safety reasons.
Microorganisms are easily transmitted from place to place or between people by hands. Therefore hand hygiene is of major importance in hospital. A 1% Halamid® solution is very effective to reduce the microbial flora on the hands, thus limiting risk of contamination.
Halamid® is used in hydrotherapy at a concentration of approximately 200 ppm to reduce the bacterial load in water.
Air conditioning systems
These systems may be contaminated by Legionella pneumophila. Halamid® proved to be very effective against the bacteria and of special interest to avoid legionellose infection. For more details on this application, please refer to the specific technical bulletin.
Product stability for Chloramine T
Halamid® (chloranine T) has a shelf life of two years after production date when stored it in the closed original packaging, in a cool and dry place, away from direct sun light and heat.
The available data show that Halamid® solutions prepared with clean water and store away from light and heat are very stable, which makes possible to prepare stock solutions.
nfluence of temperature
Even at elevated temperature, Halamid® solutions show good stability. For example, after 4 weeks at 40oC, only 2% of activity is lost.
Influence of pH
Under neutral / alkaline pH condition, the Halamid® solution is very stable. Under acidic conditions, Halamid® is degraded, one of the reasons why acidic compounds should not be mixed with Halamid® in formulations.
Tap water is generally neutral or alkaline.v