One-step disinfectant cleaner offers protection against harmful pathogens
STURTEVANT, WISCONSIN – March 17, 2014 – Sealed Air’s Diversey Division today introduced Oxivir Plus to the Canadian market. At a 1:40 dilution, it disinfects hard non-porous surfaces in just five minutes. Powered by AHP® technology, Oxivir Plus is effective against pathogenic organisms such as bacteria, viruses and fungi that can cause healthcare-associated infections (HAIs), the fourth leading cause of death in Canada.
“Research shows that contaminated environments can contribute to the transmission of HAIs, and that daily cleaning and disinfection of environmental surfaces and patient care equipment can help reduce risk and improve patient outcomes,” said Carolyn Cooke, Vice President, Diversey Healthcare. “To get the best results, healthcare professionals need disinfectants that are fast, effective and responsible, and Oxivir® Plus delivers in all three of these areas.”
Oxivir® Plus improves productivity and offers exceptional cleaning results, and is offered through Diversey’s leading dilution control platforms. It can be used with cotton or microfiber cleaning tools with no binding of active ingredients, and is effective even in the presence of organic soils and hard water. Its five-minute contact time improves staff compliance and productivity.
Oxivir Plus is highly effective against harmful pathogens without irritating skin and eyes. With an HMIS rating of 0-0-0-0, Oxivir® Plus falls into the lowest hazard category, requiring no safety warnings or personal protective equipment. It is also environmentally safe, as its unique chemistry allows it to break down to oxygen and water after use.
The product contains seven percent hydrogen peroxide at concentrate, and at a 1:40 dilution, it is highly economical. Oxivir Plus is an Ecologo® certified disinfectant and is compatible for use on most healthcare surfaces, including stainless steel, glass, nylon fabrics, chrome and more. It is also safe and effective for use in hydrotherapy tubs.
Oxivir Plus is available in a 3.78 liter container, 1.5 liter RTD® container with a unique dosing head, and a 2.5 liter J-Fill® portable dispensing system. For more information about the Oxivir family of disinfectant cleaners, contact 800-558-2332 or visit www.diversey.com/Oxivir
Diversey is a division of Sealed Air Corp., a leader in food safety and security, facility hygiene and product protection. For more information about Diversey, please visit www.diversey.com or follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.
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About Sealed Air
Sealed Air Corporation creates a world that feels, tastes and works better. In 2013, the Company generated revenue of approximately $7.7 billion by helping our customers achieve their sustainability goals in the face of today’s biggest social and environmental challenges. Our portfolio of widely recognized brands, including Cryovac® brand food packaging solutions, Bubble Wrap® brand cushioning and Diversey™ cleaning and hygiene solutions, ensures a safer and less wasteful food supply chain, protects valuable goods shipped around the world, and improves health through clean environments. Sealed Air has approximately 25,000 employees who serve customers in 175 countries. To learn more, visit www.sealedair.com.