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ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Ecolab’s AdvaCare™ Disinfectant has received the first approval given by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for a laundry disinfectant and oxidizer emerging viral pathogen claim for use against SARS-CoV-21, the virus that causes COVID-19. AdvaCare Disinfectant is an EPA-registered laundry disinfectant – registration number 1677-193 – and the concentrated formulation is permitted for use in commercial and industrial laundry operations.
“AdvaCare Disinfectant delivers the highest level of cleanliness for reusable textiles, and this emerging viral pathogen claim will provide additional assurance to commercial laundries and the customers they serve,” said Greg Thorsen, Ecolab senior vice president and general manager, Textile Care North America. “This is the first laundry antimicrobial additive with an emerging viral pathogen claim that can be dosed directly into the wash process in both tunnel washers and large conventional commercial laundry machines.”
The current U.S. EPA-approved master label for AdvaCare Disinfectant now contains use directions for emerging viral pathogens, such as SARS-CoV-2, and Clostridium difficile (newly named Clostridioides difficile) at an attainable daily use level for all textiles laundered in a commercial laundry. The disinfectant is listed on the EPA’s LIST N website for products that can be used against SARS-CoV-2.
In addition to protecting against harmful organisms, AdvaCare Disinfectant outperforms chlorine and peroxide for disinfecting, whiteness, sustainability and overall effectiveness. It also helps extend the usability of textiles compared to alternative oxidizers.
“We are focused on developing high-performing and sustainable products that clean right the first time,” added Thorsen. “Our innovative disinfection technology is setting a new standard in the commercial laundry industry.”
A trusted partner at nearly three million commercial customer locations, Ecolab (ECL) is the global leader in water, hygiene and infection prevention solutions and services. With annual sales of $15 billion and 50,000 associates, Ecolab delivers comprehensive solutions, data-driven insights and personalized service to advance food safety, maintain clean environments, optimize water and energy use, and improve operational efficiencies and sustainability for customers in the energy, food, healthcare, hospitality and industrial markets in more than 170 countries around the world. www.ecolab.com
1 Advacare Disinfectant has demonstrated effectiveness against Clostridioides difficile, a spore forming organism, on laundered fabric [linen]. Spores are the most difficult form of microorganism to kill according to the hierarchy of microorganisms and their resistance to disinfectants. Therefore, Advacare Disinfectant can be used against SARS-CoV-2 when used in accordance with the directions for use against Clostridioides difficile when added as a disinfecting agent at a rate of 5 fluid ounces per 100 pounds of dry laundry at 160°F and laundry is treated for a minimum of six minutes. Refer to the CDC website at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html for additional information.
Source: Ecolab Inc.