New testing confirms Actizone™ F5 delivers outstanding antiviral surface protection for 24 hours against enveloped viruses like SARS-CoV-2.


Brussels, March 30th, 2021 - 7:00 CET

Solvay’s ready-to-use Actizone™ F5 has now been verified for 24-hour virus protection on a variety of commonly used surfaces. Actizone™ F5 is scientifically proven to deliver long-lasting protection from viruses, including the human coronavirus, on frequently touched surfaces. 

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, disinfectant manufacturers have claimed that a product exhibits long-lasting protection against the SARS-CoV-2 virus, which causes COVID-19, without rigorous data to support this conclusion. Our partner Byotrol developed breakthrough testing to identify whether surface disinfectants offer long-lasting protection against viruses such as the SARS-CoV-2. Manufacturers and consumers can clearly see which products, like Actizone™ F5, deliver reliable and long-lasting virus protection in real-life conditions where surfaces are frequently touched and can be contaminated. 

Based on the residual antimicrobial method PAS 2424, this new testing method simulates end-use conditions, such as frequent abrasions, to verify the long-term efficacy of an antiviral disinfectant. By using the industry-standard surrogate for enveloped viruses, scientists have been able to confirm that  Actizone™ F5 is effective on the family of enveloped viruses, which includes SARS-CoV-2 and influenza viruses. Additionally, this breakthrough testing is currently in consideration to become the British standard for proving long-lasting performance in antiviral disinfectants. 

Actizone™ technology offers unique germ protection by trapping antimicrobial actives on surfaces and forming an innovative film that instantly kills bacteria and viruses while remaining available for 24-hour disinfection. These active ingredients provide unmatched peace of mind for users by combining cleaning benefits with outstanding antibacterial and antiviral protection. 

“Traditional disinfectants only protect environmental surfaces for a few minutes. We developed a game-changer disinfection cleaner solution for surface protection,” said Kamel Ramdani, R&I Director at Solvay. “Actizone™ continues to kill bacteria and viruses in real-life environments for up to 24 hours. It is the first technology to show evidence of long-lasting protection from viruses like SARS-CoV-2. Consumers and professionals can be confident that Actizone™ F5 will help protect them from Covid-19 when in contact with frequently touched hard surfaces in public spaces.“

After more than a year spent battling COVID-19, the world is ready to return to a sense of normalcy. Antimicrobial disinfectants will play a critical role in the fire to keep individuals, families, and communities safe from the human coronavirus and other potentially harmful pathogens. With Actizone™ F5 and other disinfectant solutions developed with Actizone™ technology, the world can work together for a cleaner and safer future with disinfection that lasts.

For more information about Actizone™ F5 and our additional Actizone™ products, contact our experts.

 

The Actizone™ line of ready-to-use products and ingredients includes Actizone™ F5, a formulated end-use product that is not currently registered or offered for sale in the United States or in Canada. Any sale of Actizone™ F5 in a particular country shall be solely on the basis of the approved registration in that country, and any claims regarding Actizone™ F5 in a particular jurisdiction shall be addressed solely by the laws and approval of Actizone™ F5 in that jurisdiction.  This is not intended to promote, sell or recommend the sale or use of Actizone™ F5 in countries where it is not yet registered, including in the United States and Canada.

 

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