Biosecurity Chemicals

Chemicals effective against the Corona Virus

See more at under our chemicals section on Virkon.

Virkon S

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,” 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.

Active Ingredients

Potassium peroxymonosulfate21.41%

Sodium Chloride 1.50%

Other Ingredients 77.09%

Total Ingredients 100.00%

Effective Against Viruses, Bacteria and Fungi in Industrial and Agricultural/Animal Facilities.


Adenovirus Pneumonia

African Horse Sickness Virus

African Swine Fever Virus

Avian Influenza Viruses

Avian Laryngotracheitis Viruses

Bovine Adenoviruses Type 4

Bovine Polyoma Virus

Bovine Pseudocopox Virus

Bovine Viral Diarrhea Virus

Calf Rotavirus

Canine Adenovirus (Canine Hepatitis)

Canine Coronavirus

Canine Parainfluenza Virus

Canine Parvovirus

Chicken Anemia Virus

Coital Exantherma Virus

Distemper Virus

Duck Adenovirus

Duck Enteritis Virus

Egg Drop Syndrome Adenovirus

Equine Arteritis Virus

Equine Contagious Abortion Virus

Equine Herpes Virus (Type 1)

Equine Herpes Virus (Type 3)

Equine Infectious Anemia Virus

(Swamp Fever)

Equine Influenza Virus (Type A)

Equine Influenza Virus (The Cough)
Equine Papillomatosis Virus

Feline Calicivirus

Feline Herpes Virus

Feline Infectious Peritonitis Virus

Feline Panleukopenia Virus

Feline Parvovirus

Feline Rhinotracheitis Virus

Foot and Mouth Disease Virus

Helicobacter pylori

Hog Cholera Virus

Infectious Bronchitis Virus

Infectious Bursal Disease Virus

Infectious Canine Hepatitis Virus

Infective Bovine Rhinotracheitis Virus

Leptospira Canicola Virus

Maedi-Visna Virus

Marek’s Disease Virus

Mouse Parvovirus

Newcastle Disease Virus


Porcine Parvovirus

Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory

Syndrome Virus (PRRS)

Pseudorabies Virus (Aujesky’s Disease)

Rotaviral Diarrhea Virus

Simian Virus (SV40 Virus)

Swine Influenza Virus

Swine Vesicular Disease Virus

Transmissible Gastroenteritis Virus (TGE)

Turkey Herpes Virus

Turkey Rhinotracheitis Virus

Vesicular Stomatitis



Actinobacillus pleuropneumoniae

Bacillus cereus

Bordetella avium

Bordetella bronchiseptica

Brucella abortus

Campylobacter jejuni

Clostridium perfringens

Dematophilus congolensis

Escherichia coli

Fistulous withers (Poll Evil)

Haemophilus somnus

Klebsiella pneumoniae

Listeria monocytogenes

Moraxella bovis (Pink Eye)

Mycoplasma gallisepticum

Mycoplasma hyopneumonia

Mycoplasma mycoides

Pasteurella multocida

Pseudomonas aeruginosa

Pseudomonas mallei (Glanders)

Pseudomonas vulgaris

Salmonella choleraesuis

Salmonella typhimurium

Shigella sonnei

Staphylococcus aureus

Staphylococcus epidermidis

Streptococcus equi (Strangles)

Streptococcus pyogenes

Streptococcus suis

Taylorella equigenitalis

Treponema hyodysenteriae


Aspergillus fumigatus

Fusarium moniliforme

Microsporum canis

Trichophyton mentagrophytes

Trichophyton spp. (Mud Fever)

Trichophyton spp. (Ringworm)

Chloramine T or Halamid

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.

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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.


General disinfection

Disinfect the rooms, surface and equipment with a 0.5% Halamid® solution. In case of HIV contamination, the World Health Organization recommends to use a 2% Halamid® solution for safety reasons.

Hand disinfection

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