Disinfectants: corona virus

The recent corona virus (also 2019-nCoV or Covid-19) has spread rapidly across the world since its onset in China. Although there is no reason to panic, the World Health Organization (WHO) is meanwhile treating it as a public health emergency of international concern (PHEIC). Due to the increasing number of new infections every day and the difficult containment of the infection chain, the question arises for many people: How to protect myself against corona with an effective disinfectant?

Effective surface disinfection -
in times of corona virus

Which disinfectants are effective against the virus?

The corona viruses, belonging to the family Coronaviridae, are so-called enveloped viruses. In addition to the transmission path from person to person, also touched surfaces pose a risk of infection. The German Robert-Koch-Institute recommends the use of disinfection agents with the activity spectrum “limited virucidal” (effective against enveloped viruses), “limited virucidal PLUS” or “virucidal”.

However, many disinfectants available in drugstores or retail do not meet these requirements.

Chlorine dioxide: effective active ingredient against the corona virus

The products available for surface disinfection offered by TER Chemicals are based on the highly effective active ingredient chlorine dioxide. It is proven to inactivate and eliminate corona viruses and other harmful germs by a study of the Tianjin Institute of Environment and Health.

So far, chlorine dioxide, with its beneficial properties, has only been available to commercial and professional users. The products offered by TER Chemicals dimension the active ingredient chlorine dioxide for everyday needs, which makes them accessible also to private users in a simple and safe way. Our product ClaroDES provides a fast and effective surface disinfection of coronaviruses while offering the following advantages at the same time:

  • Chlorine dioxide is effective against: viruses such as SARS-CoV-2, bacteria, fungi and other microorganisms

  • Short exposure time, broad antimicrobial spectrum

  • Reliable removal of biofilms

  • Depot effect suppresses reformation of germs

  • Sustainable effectiveness: No formation of resistances possible

  • Free of allergens, fragrances, ammonia, solvents, copper or silver ions

  • Neutral in pH, not skin-irritating

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released a disinfection guideline (view guideline). According to the guideline object surfaces should be disinfected with spray that contains at least 250mg/L chlorine dioxide. ClaroDES contains 300mg/L and is therefore suitable for the highest standards and security. 

ClaroDES chlorine dioxide is avaible in various sizes, packaging units and quantities. Please contact us for more information.

Are you interested in ClaroDES? Contact us.

Harald Dettmers
Head of Business Unit (Microbiologist)